Easy, foolproof cooking technique. The Old Bay® seasoning accentuates the shrimp rather than overpowers. A versatile dish that can fill many roles! Serve with cocktail sauce and/or melted butter.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine beer, seafood seasoning, and salt in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium-high heat. Squeeze juice from both lemon halves into the beer mixture and add both rinds to the beer. Stir and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and boil for 10 minutes.

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  • Add shrimp to boiling liquid, cover again with the lid, and turn off the heat. Transfer shrimp to serving bowls when they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use your favorite shellfish boil seasoning instead of Old Bay(R), if desired.

Get head-on shrimp if you can. And if you use frozen, make sure they are completely thawed before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; 1 g total fat; 173 mg cholesterol; 847 mg sodium. 8.4 g carbohydrates; 19.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
Excellent and 5 stars all the way. This was very impressive and so easy too. Not that an extra beer hurt anything but 3 beers yielded plenty enough liquid to get the job done. Regardless, I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
Excellent and 5 stars all the way. This was very impressive and so easy too. Not that an extra beer hurt anything but 3 beers yielded plenty enough liquid to get the job done. Regardless, I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
Excellent and 5 stars all the way. This was very impressive and so easy too. Not that an extra beer hurt anything but 3 beers yielded plenty enough liquid to get the job done. Regardless, I highly recommend this recipe. Read More