What’s for Dinner Wednesday – Old Bay Seasoning Steamed Shrimp

This recipe is a great little “hidden” secret. To discover the secret, just go to your pantry and turn to the back of an Old Bay Seasoning can. The recipe is published on the back of the can. We have used this recipe for about 15 years and it’s unbelievable. It is also a great way to make my husband very very happy. It is his absolute favorite meal.

Two of the best things I love about it, besides the fact that it tastes amazing are:

1) 2 of the 3 the ingredients are typically stored in the pantry. Whenever the urge strikes, the only thing that needs to be purchased is shrimp.

2) it’s quick and easy to make.

They call this “steamed” shrimp but a steamer device is not required. The process is really similar to boiling shrimp but because such little water is involved, it actually steams the shrimp, not boils it.

Here’s what you need:

1 pound of shrimp (Still in shell is best. But make sure it’s deveined. If you buy at Whole Foods, they will devein it for you for free.)

1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of vinegar

2 tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning

Combine water, vinegar and Old Bay Seasoning in a pan. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp.

Boil for 3-5 minutes covered until completely cooked.

Then drain.


My husband loves his served with lime and cocktail sauce but it’s also good by itself.

Tons of rich flavor and very healthy. Low carb and low fat.