This is going to be my shortest post ever, as I’m trying to get it done before the Ravens and Patriots play in about an hour from now. I just informed my family to not even speak to me during the game..a little crazy, I know, but it’s a fun kind of crazy.
So another Maryland-inspired recipe using, what else, Old Bay seasoning. It’s so quick and simple, you might have time to run to the store for some shrimp and have it done before kickoff.
Oh, and pick up some beer and paper towels while you’re out..you’ve gotta have both with these shrimp!
- 2 pounds large easy-peal shrimp, with shells and tails on
- 12 ounces beer
- 4 ounces water
- ¼ cup Old Bay Seasoning
- Rinse and drain shrimp, set aside.
- In a large pot over high heat, bring beer, water, and Old Bay to a boil.
- Add shrimp to the pot, gently stir, cover, and reduce heat to medium high.
- After 2 minutes, stir shrimp and replace cover.
- Check shrimp after another 2 minutes; if they’re all pink, they’re done. If not, cover and cook for another minute or two until done. Be careful not to over cook.
- Drain shrimp and transfer to a large platter.
- Serve hot with additional Old Bay, cocktail sauce, lemon wedges, and ice cold beer.