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Argentinean Red Shrimp a la Chesapeake Bay

Back in July, we took a trip to Ocean City Maryland, where we at a lot of seafood flavored with Old Bay Seasoning. During my first trip to Penzeys after coming home, I picked up a seasoning blend that is supposed to be similar, which is hand mixed from paprika, salt, mustard, celery, ancho, black pepper, red pepper, dill, caraway, allspice, horseradish, cardamom, thyme, ginger, bay, mace, cinnamon, savory and cloves. When I came across a package of Argentinian Red Shrimp a few weeks ago, I was very curious to try them out. The package claimed that they were sweet and almost lobster-like, which sounded pretty amazing to me. So I picked it up and stashed it in the freezer until tonight. I combined these Argentinian red shrimp with some of the Chesapeake Bay seasoning, and they turned out deliciously! The shrimp really do have a very nice, sweet, lobster-y flavor and texture. In fact, when Dino got home, he thought I was cooking lobster because the house smelled just like it. Ha! This was a nice and simple way to enjoy that flavor without having to deal with any live animals! I served these with some slow cooker “baked” potatoes that I topped with butter, sour cream and fresh chives. It was a very tasty meal!

Argentinean Red Shrimp a la Chesapeake Bay

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Argentinean Red Shrimp a la Chesapeake Bay

Argentinean Red Shrimp a la Chesapeake Bay

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Argentinean


These shrimp have a taste similar to lobster. Great taste without dealing with the hassle!



12 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 pound Argentinian Red Shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 teaspoons Penzeys Chesapeake Bay seasoning (or Old Bay)
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, for garnish
Parsley, roughly chopped, for garnish


Heat a large non-stick skillet over moderate heat.

Add oil, garlic and onion and sauté until the onions begin to soften.

Add in shrimp and Chesapeake Bay seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are just cooked through.

Serve, garnishing with lemon wedges and parsley, if desired.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 273.3 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 46.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 364.9 mg

Keywords: red shrimp, Old Bay Seasoning, shrimp dinner

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

One Comment

  • Seatech Corporation

    some people might say I am a little biased towards Argentine Red Shrimp as they are part of my product line but they really are my favorite shrimp. The quality, flavor and texture profile speaks for themselves. They knocked Spot Prawns off the top of my shrimp list. This recipe sound delicious. Two recipes I came up with is a smoked paprika grilled Argentine red shrimp and a curry grilled Argentine red shrimp. I will definitely pin your recipe. If you want to check out what I have come up with you can go to www.seatechcorp.com and look under recipes.

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