Chef Tara Z's Note:
Steamed shrimp are just not the same in Tampa restaurants. The area has plenty of large golf shrimp to offer, only when you order them at a restaurant they're very lacking in flavor (I think their mostly boiled). I wanted to show my boyfriend the way they should be prepared, and by that I mean the "Maryland" way! I found this recipe online and used it as a guide. It makes the most delicious full flavored steamed shrimp. I wanted to post it for others to enjoy in it’s exact copy, however, it is a huge amount. I’ve never made the full ten pounds but you can adjust it down. I usually buy about 2 lbs of large to jumbo shrimp, I never have kosher salt so I just use a dash of regular, 1 / 2 a lemon, one beer, a 1 / 8 cup of the vinegar and lots of old bay. Two tips I have are, you can never have enough old bay and slivers of onions tossed in with the shrimp will add extra flavor. Once I’ve really perfected my own recipe I’ll post it using more reasonable portions.
My Private Note
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- 1In a large pot pour in the beer, vinegar, salt, and lemon (sliced in half) and bring to a rapid boil.
- 2Place a steamer rack in the bottom of the pot and cover with a layer of shrimp.
- 3Sprinkle the Old Bay Seasoning over the layer and repeat until all of the shrimp are in the pot.
- 4Cover tightly and let steam for 10 minutes until all of the shrimp have turned a bright red.
- 5Remove the shrimp and allow to cool slightly.
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Nutritional Facts for Maryland Steamed Shrimp
Serving Size: 1 (688 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 523.7
- Calories from Fat 51
- Total Fat 5.7 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 716.2 mg
- Sodium 4101.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 15.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 0.2 g
- Protein 78.6 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
Old Bay Seasoning