Steamed Shrimp

Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 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)


  1. 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.
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