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Captain Hook’s Cold Spiced Shrimp


A perennial party favorite of all my parents guests!


  • 2 lb med to large fresh shrimp
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp celery salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • Dash of mace
  • 1 1/2 cups season vinegar
Captain Hook’s Cold Spiced Shrimp photo


  • 1

    Wash and remove shrimp from shells. Slice open the back side of shrimp slightly to expose the shrimp meat.

  • 2

    Combine above ingredients in a zip lock bag. Mix well.

  • 3

    Add shrimp to bag and shake until shrimp are coated thoroughly. Refrigerate over night in bag.

  • 4

    Place 4 cups water and 1-1/2 cups of any season vinegar in bottom of steamer.

  • 5

    Place shrimp in rack high enough so water doesn’t touch shrimp. Steam for 10 minutes.

  • 6

    Chill and serve with lemon wedges



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