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Featured Recipe: OLD BAY® Peel & Eat Shrimp

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February 07, 2023

The team at CHEF’STORE® thanks McCormick & Company, Inc for their sponsorship and for sharing this delicious recipe with us.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer to prepare for your next get together of family meal then look no further than this peel and eat shrimp appetizer. This Chesapeake Bay favorite spotlights OLD BAY® Seasoning. Because this recipe calls for just a few ingredients, it’s perfect for enjoying the celery salt, spices, and paprika of OLD BAY®.

Enjoy these shrimp on their own or pair them with your favorite cocktail sauce for an extra layer of flavor.

OLD BAY® Peel & Eat Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 2 minutes


2 quarts Water

1 cup Cider vinegar

1/4 cup OLD BAY® Seasoning

2 pounds Shrimp, Shell On

As needed OLD BAY® Seasoning

4 Lemon wedge

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a saucepot on medium-high heat combine water, vinegar, and OLD BAY Seasoning. Bring to a simmer.
  2. For each serving, place 1/2 pound shrimp, cover and cook until tender. Pull shrimp from liquid, leaving cooking liquid for other servings.
  3. Place in a bowl, and toss with additional OLD BAY Seasoning. Plate as desired and serve with lemon wedge.

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