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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Steamed Shrimp

  (Photo Below)
1 pounds shrimp
16 ounces water


Add water to sauce pan and bring to a boil. Place shrimp in a steamer basket and put over boiling water. Spread the shrimp out as much as possible for even cooking. Cover and steam for approximately 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque in the center.

You can add your favorite seasoning to the water or directly on the shrimp. Remember that shrimp will continue to cook for a couple of minutes after removing from the heat. Immediately rinsing the shrimp in cold water will stop the cooking process. Shrimp that are peeled and deveined will cook in about one half the time as shrimp with the shell on.


4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving:

Calories: 119, Calories From Fat: 13, Fat Total: 1g, Cholesterol: 174mg, Total Carbohydrates: 0g, Protein: 23g

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

Steamed Shrimp Photo

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