Yes, You Can.......microwave and Steam Shrimp - Longmeadow Farm

READY IN: 15mins


  • 1
    lb large shrimp (can be shelled, or not shelled, we preferred not)
  • 2
    tablespoons butter (or margarine up to 3 tablespoons can be used)
  • 2
    tablespoons water (or chicken broth)
  • 1
    tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning (or any seafood seasoning)
  • 1
    small onion, sliced very thinly (optional)
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced fine (optional)
  • course ground pepper (optional)
  • seafood cocktail sauce, for dipping
  • toothpick, for stabbing


  • Mix together butter, water, (or broth), seasonings, onion, and garlic if using, and pepper, in microwave dish/casserole dish. Heat this fluid/butter for 30/60 seconds on high. Take out carefully, and add shrimp, all in one layer. Add onion and garlic if using.
  • Add extra ingredients if needed/seasonings.
  • Set timer for microwave for 3 minutes, and cook. Make sure to use a plastic wrap to cover dish, venting on one side for air. After 3 minutes, check to make sure the shrimp are cooked through. If not put back into oven for 30 second intervals.
  • Take out shrimp and set on top of crackers, add extra seasonings, and devour.