Old Bay Steamed Jumbo Shrimp

Old Bay Steamed Jumbo Shrimp

Old Bay Steamed Shrimp is a Maryland staple that anyone growing up there can tell you is an incredible dish, especially during the summer. This flavorful dish is easy, fast, and tasty to enjoy with a cocktail sauce, perfect for summertime parties. 

So, you may be asking yourself, what could possibly make this dish even better? We also asked ourselves this, and the answer was obvious: Jumbo Shrimp. Obviously, you use bigger shrimp to improve upon an already great recipe. 

Sometimes more is better, and with our Colossal Raw Shrimp, you will enjoy the extra jumbo-sized shrimp this recipe deserves. You can also try the recipe with our Jumbo Mexican Blue Shrimp, which comes peeled and deveined, so all you have to do is steam them.

Even better, our recipe takes only several minutes, but if you use jumbo shrimps, the steaming time will take a minute or two longer.

How long to steam jumbo shrimp depends on their size. For the extra jumbo shrimp for our recipe, you should steam for five minutes or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

While steaming the jumbo shrimp, flip them after two minutes, so they are evenly cooked throughout. After the shrimp is cooked, you can combine the ingredients outlined below with an Old Bay seasoning and cocktail sauce of your choice. 

Now that you know how long to steam jumbo shrimp, all that is left is choosing which side dishes to serve this delicious recipe. We recommend corn on the cob, sliced kielbasa, baby red potatoes, or steamed veggies for a tasty meal. 

You can serve this Old Bay Steamed Jumbo Shrimp recipe as both an appetizer and a main dish. Whichever you decide to go with, one thing is sure: you are about to enjoy the best Old Bay steamed shrimp recipe!