Spicy boiled Old Bay shrimp
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Spicy Boiled Old Bay Shrimp

Chesapeake flavor through and through
Course Meal
Keyword Old Bay
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 186kcal


  • 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp unpeeled, with tails still on
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Rinse the shrimp and place to the side on paper towels to dry.
  • In a large pot mix the water, beer, and Old Bay. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add the shrimp, reduce the heat to medium-high, stir, and then cover for 4 minutes. Stir once half way through.
  • Check the shrimp to see if they are pink. If they are. drain the shrimp and move them to a serving plate. If not, cook them until they are pink (typically 1 to 2 additional minutes).
  • On the serving plate, sprinkle the shrimp with Old Bay and then serve with salsa, cocktail sauce, and/or lemons.



Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 4.2mg