On my drive home from work the other day I happened to hear an advertisement for shrimp at Whole Food’s for $7.99/lb. I was super excited because LJ had been requesting shrimp for dinner the past couple weeks….but I was less than happy to pay $14.99/lb. Not only were these on sale….they were caught in North Carolina ….score! I also decided to spoil myself with some tulips. I LOVE the Virginia grown tulips there!
With our parents living in Wilmington, NC and vacationing at multiple North Carolina beaches. …..crabs and shrimp quickly became a frequent (favorite) dinner when we’re home. So, I thought I’d share with you how we steam shrimp. The recipe comes from Old Bay.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
2 Tablespoons Old Bay
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1-2 pounds of shrimp (double above recipe if you have more)
Mix all of the ingredients together, then bring the mixture to a boil.
Once it’s boiling add the shrimp.
Cover the pot and let the shrimp steam for 3-5 minutes. I think mine were ready about 4 minutes. Pay attention to your shrimp….the worst thing you could do is over cook them! Rubbery shrimp are definitely NOT appetizing!
Once they are a gorgeous pink color, pour them into a strainer in the sink. Cover with ice to cool the shrimp and prevent them from cooking further.
Finally it is time to sit down and enjoy! Super easy dinner and they are delicious!
Megan and Matt left yesterday for 10 days in Ireland ( I am beyond jealous!) LJ and I have friends that are throwing a Kentucky Derby party tomorrow. I am planning to make a delicious Bourbon Slush. Stay tuned for the recipe! What fun things are you doing this weekend?