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Best Unsteamed Shrimp

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"A perfect everytime recipe for steamed shrimp with no water! I've been using this recipe for years and it's always perfect! Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

21 m servings 471
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place butter in microwave safe bowl. Place bowl in microwave and melt butter (15 to 30 seconds on high). Add Old Bay seasoning (TM) and lemon juice. Stir well.
  2. Coat microwave safe pan with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange shrimp in a layer in the pan. Pour butter mixture evenly over shrimp.
  3. Cook in microwave on high power for 6 minutes. After two minutes have elapsed pause microwave and rearrange shrimp (move shrimp for the center to the outside, from the outside to the center). Let the shrimp cook another 2 minutes. When 4 minutes have elapsed pause the microwave again, rearrange the shrimp once more. Place shrimp back in the microwave and cook remaining two minutes. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Serve hot with your favorite cocktail sauce.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 471 calories; 27.7 6.3 47.3 406 3538 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

GOOD shrimp! However, this is one time when using the microwave is not the fastest way of preparing a recipe. Still using no water, and only 1 pan, I prepared it on the stovetop in less than h...

Most helpful critical review

This was way to much trouble, I should have used other cooks idea's and used the skillet

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GOOD shrimp! However, this is one time when using the microwave is not the fastest way of preparing a recipe. Still using no water, and only 1 pan, I prepared it on the stovetop in less than h...

Very good. We really enjoyed this. They only had cooked shrimp at the store so I just heated it in the sauce. It was a little too salty for me. I would use less old bay and maybe add a little ...

Great recipe! Very easy, very tasty.

Delicious! The 5 of us loved it, including children ages 5, 8 & 10. I did half the amount of Old Bay and thought it was perfect - not too salty but still with a kick. If using the full amount of...

This was way to much trouble, I should have used other cooks idea's and used the skillet

This is the best receipe for shrimp that I have ever used. Not using water, keeps all the flavor in the shrimp.

A shrimp lover's delight! Originally from Boston and now a Marylander, I love seafood, butter and Old Bay. This recipe combines all three in a deliciously easy to fix way, sure to satisfy the ta...

You can cut the fat/cals by substituting out half of the butter with broth (veggie or chicken, either one..or even just water with bullion). It doesn't affect the flavor too much, and is so much...

Loved this recipe! I made it on the stove as well with partially cooked shrimp from the grocery. Cut down the old bay a little. Absolutely delicious!