Steamed Peel and Eat Shrimp

Enjoy as a main dish or an appetizer. There isn’t much to this recipe but the results are the perfect peel and eat shrimp. Just add a simple salad and some sourdough bread for a casual meal. I keep frozen shrimp in stock as it thaws out quickly and I can do so many different things with it.


Steamed Peel and Eat Shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning (or more if you like a lot of spice)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 pound shrimp, shell on
  • lemon slices
  1. In a large pan (we use a dutch oven) combine first four ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add shrimp, stir gently.
  3. Cover, steam until tender and shrimp are pink. Don’t over cook as the shrimp will become tough if you do.
  4. Drain, put on a platter, place lemon wedges around the edge, serve.

Let everyone peel their own shrimp. It slows down the eating process and makes this meal last longer. Great for the diet! The shrimp are delightful with fresh squeezed lemon juice or dip in your favorite cocktail sauce.

Leftovers are good chilled the next day as a snack or peels some and top off a green salad for lunch.

Yield: 4  Servings

Nutritional Information

A 4 ounce serving of shrimp is just 80 calories, o fat and 18g protein.

WWPP 2 for 4 ounces of cooked shrimp.

On the Weight Watchers Plus Points program shrimp is 1 point for 2 ounces. You can have a generous serving for very little points.

Shrimp is low fat, low calorie and a good source of selenium, vitamin D, B12 and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Recipe from Old Bay Seasoning


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