Steamed Shrimp

Recipe from

Southern Living


6 cups water
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
1 large onion, quartered
4 to 6 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
6 pounds unpeeled, jumbo fresh shrimp
Cocktail sauce (optional)
Lemon wedges (optional)


Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add shrimp, and cook, covered, 10 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink, stirring often. Turn off heat, let stand 2 minutes; drain. Serve shrimp with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges, if desired.