*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Vinegar Steamed Shrimp
 
 Recipe By     : Vons Markets
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Fish And Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pounds        medium shrimp
    1      cup           water
    1      tablespoon    cider vinegar
    2      tablespoons   Crab Boil
    1      tablespoon    salt
                         --Traditional “Boil” makes about 1/2 cup--
    2      tablespoons   mustard seed
    2      tablespoons   dill seed
    2      tablespoons   red pepper flakes
    2                    bay leaves -- crumbled
      1/2  teaspoon      whole cloves
      1/2  teaspoon      all spice, whole
      1/2  teaspoon      black peppercorns
      1/4  teaspoon      minced ginger root
 
 About the shrimp - raw, shell-on, 50 to 60 count per pound.
 - Insert steamer rack into sauce pan.  Pour 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons
 vinegar into pan.  The liquid should not rise above the bottom of the
 steamer.  Add more water and vinegar if needed.
 - Combine the seasonings (crab or shrimp boil) and salt in a small bowl.
 Place shrimp on the steamer in layers, sprinkling each layer with the
 seasoning. 
 - Bring to a boil, then cover, and steam 3 to 4 minutes.  
 
 About 'boil' - Substitute ground “all spice” but check label.  If it’s the
 mixture, adjust other spices.  You could substitute ground spices, where
 possible.  Grind the spices into a fine powder using a mini-food mill,
 coffee grinder, or mortar and pestle. There are a variety of commercially
 blended seafood boils (check near the bottled artichokes, etc., section).
 Jerk,  Lime+Pepper+Creole, etc. 
 
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 NOTES : from 'PatH' phannema@wizard.ucr.edu