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Here Are Three Helpful Tips For Preparing Steamed Shrimp

Costas Inn Steamed Shrimp

Here are some tips for preparing steamed shrimp.

There’s no denying that steamed shrimp is a delicious seafood dish. Although it seems simple, steaming shrimp can result in undesired results if you don’t follow specific instructions. This blog contains three tips you should use when you are cooking shrimp.

Use High-Quality Shrimp

This is half the battle, as using good shrimp is an excellent way to simplify the cooking process. It would be best if you made it a priority to select high-quality shrimp. You can choose fresh or frozen shrimp, and there are different sizes also available for you to use.

Use Proper Thawing Techniques

Thawing frozen shrimp is relatively simple. Remove the shrimp from the package and place it in a colander. Submerge the shrimp in cool water and pat the shrimp dry before cooking. When the shrimp is firm and flexible, it has been properly thawed. It would be best if you were sure to remove any shell from your shrimp.

Pay Attention To The Time

Bring half a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Season the shrimp with your preferred seasonings while it is still dry. Place the shrimp in the steamer of your choice above the water. For about five or six minutes, steam everything together. Toss it halfway through to ensure that it is evenly cooked. When you’re finished, serve it hot or let it cool.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes