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Balsamic Steamed Shrimp

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to steam shrimp, steamed shrimp recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 369 kcal
Balsamic Steamed Shrimp is a new twist on an old favorite. The perfect appetizer for parties or watching the big game!


  • 2 pounds large shrimp , raw, tail on,
  • 7-8 small new potatoes , washed and halved
  • 1 medium sweet onion , peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon garlic , chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • Balsamic Cocktail Sauce


  1. Use a dutch oven or large sauce pan. Pour 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, water and garlic. Place a steamer basket in the bottom of the pan. It should elevate about 1/2 inch. If you have a steam pot with a steamer basket this will work too. In a pinch you can place a metal colander or strainer in the bottom of the sauce pan to suspend the food over the liquid. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add potatoes and onions. Cover and steam for 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and start to curl.
  3. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar over top and season as desired with salt and pepper. Gently toss the mixture, cover and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Cooking times may vary depending on size of shrimp and the depth of pan.
  4. Remove to a parchment lined baking sheet or table and dig in!
  5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Steamed Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 571mg190%
Sodium 1781mg77%
Potassium 809mg23%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin C 37.8mg46%
Calcium 363mg36%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.