First Published: August 30,2020… Last Updated: February 12, 2021
This Old Bay Boiled Shrimp appetizer recipe is simmered on the stove in a vinegar and old bay solution infusing the flavor from the old bay seasoning into the shrimp, making them perfect to enjoy on their own or dipped into a homemade shrimp cocktail sauce.
This boiled shrimp recipe is a delicious appetizer to serve family and friends for a summertime meal outdoors or as part of an appetizer table for game day gatherings. Old Bay Boiled Shrimp is delicious served warm or cold!
5 Minute Seafood Appetizer Recipe
Shrimp cooks very quickly. So, once the vinegar, water, and seasoning has come to a boil, the shrimp is added to the boiling water and simmer over medium heat until the shrimp have turned pink.
It shouldn’t take any longer than 3 minutes for the shrimp to be ready. Once the shrimp has turned pink, remove it from the solution. Allowing the shrimp to cook longer than it should will cause it to be rubbery.
How To Know Your Fresh Shrimp Is Fresh
Fresh shrimp is usually found with the heads still attached. When shrimp are frozen, the heads are removed to prevent a mushy texture.
Fresh shrimp will not have a fishy smell. It should smell like saltwater, or the sea.
Press a finger into the shrimp. If it is plump and bounces back, it is fresh.
What You Need To Make Old Bay Boiled Shrimp
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Raw shrimp, I like to buy raw shrimp that is peeled and deveined with tails on. I like to leave the tails on so those I am serving the shrimp cocktail to can just pick the shrimp up by the tail to eat them as a finger food.
Old Bay Seasoningis one of my favorite ways to season seafood. It is a mixture of celery salt, black pepper, red pepper, and paprika.
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