- 4 to 6 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
- 6 cups water
- Cocktail sauce (optional)
- 1 large onion, quartered
- Lemon wedges (optional)
- 6 pounds unpeeled, jumbo fresh shrimp
- 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add shrimp, and cook, covered, 10 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink, stirring often. Turn off heat, let stand 2 minutes; drain. Serve shrimp with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges, if desired.