Chilled Peel-and-Eat Shrimp With Dipping Sauces

Set up a serving area for the shrimp and sauces on your kitchen island or breakfast table, and let everyone help themselves. To shortcut prep, ask your seafood monger to steam shrimp for you.


Makes 12 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours


1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
3 pounds unpeeled, large raw shrimp (26/30 count)
Garnishes: lemon slices and wedges, fresh parsley sprigs


1. Combine 9 cups water and Old Bay seasoning in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; add shrimp. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 to 20 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain well.

2. Place cooked shrimp in a glass bowl. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Garnish, if desired; serve with sauces.