Turns out the new man can cook. He's from the E. Coast and has ridiculous recipes for Maryland style crab cakes and steamed shrimp. Old Bay Seasoning is the trick. Steamed Shrimp with Old Bay 1 cup water 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup beer (Sam Adams works well) 5 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp (shell on) 1. Boil water, vinegar and beer in large pot. 2. In a separate bowl, coat shrimp well with Old Bay Seasoning. 3. Place shrimp in a steamer over the boiling liquid and steam for 5 minutes or until the shrimp turns pinkish. 4. Remove from heat. Let cool. Peel and enjoy.