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How to Get the Most Out of a Steamer Pot

A Chesapeake Seafood Steamer Pot is the ideal way to wow guests with an impressive meal that takes only one pot! Plus, it’s packed full of flavor!

Prepare a steam pot by layering corn, potatoes, sausage, snow crab, shrimp, mussels and clams in layers. Season each layer with seafood seasoning before serving.


A reliable stockpot is a must-have for any cook. Not only does it cook up a storm, but it’s perfect for storing ingredients or entertaining the kids. But to get the most out of this kitchen tool, you need an organized plan and all necessary supplies in hand – which may seem intimidating to newcomers. Here are some tips to make the most out of it:

For optimal performance, choose a large pot that measures at least one inch wide and deep.

Make sure you select a durable copper or cast iron piece that can withstand heat and won’t discolor quickly.

To achieve success, begin with a strategy and some thoughtful questions.


Are you in search of a quick and effortless meal to serve your family this summer? Look no further than this steampot recipe for corn on the cob! This simple dish can be easily made using either a pressure cooker or regular slow cooker – guaranteed to produce tender, juicy corn every single time!

To cook corn in a steampot, start by taking off its husks and silks. Next, set a trivet at the bottom of your Instant Pot, followed by 1 cup of water.

Next, place the corn on top of a trivet, making sure that it doesn’t touch or rest at the bottom of the pot. If your Instant Pot doesn’t come with one, you can substitute a metal lid from a large jar or cookie cutter for holding cobs.

Once the cobs have been added to the pot, press the Pressure Cook button and set the time for 2 minutes. After the time has elapsed, do a quick pressure release.

The Instant Pot does a wonderful job of cooking corn kernels to tender perfection, so there’s no need to worry about them becoming overcooked or dry. This makes the corn ideal for serving alongside grilled burgers or as an easy and delectable side dish.

Fresh corn on the cob is best enjoyed within a few hours of purchase, but can be stored up to 1-2 days in your refrigerator before becoming dry and brittle. Alternatively, cooled cooked corn can be frozen for up to 8 months in storage.


If you’re searching for a delicious way to serve up seafood to guests, this Chesapeake seafood steam pot recipe is just what you need! Packed with shrimp, clams, mussels and snow crab it’s sure to please all of your friends and family while being economical too – an excellent way to stretch that shellfish budget even further!

Begin by boiling a large pot of water. Place garlic and potatoes inside, cover, and simmer until barely tender (around 15 minutes). Drain and set aside. Repeat with corn on the cob, sliced sausage, and snow crab legs as desired.

Once the ingredients have boiled, lower a basket into the pot and add more water to create steam at the bottom of the pot. Sprinkle Old Bay over everything before continuing to steam for 10 more minutes.

Once the crabs begin to steam, remove them from the heat and use tongs to separate clusters into individual crabs. When fully cooked through, your crabs should be bright red and easy to distinguish.

Before steaming the crabs, one fun activity to do is picking them up and cracking one of their claws open. Doing this reveals all of the delicious meat inside; an ideal way to enjoy these delectable treats!


Steaming shrimp is an incredibly simple and flavorful way to prepare seafood. You can use this technique for many recipes, from appetizers to entrees. Steamed shrimp can be served alone or with cocktail sauce or melted butter for extra flavor.

To steam shrimp, you will need a large pot with an attached steamer basket and lid on top. Bring water, beer and apple cider vinegar to a boil before adding your shrimp.

If using frozen shrimp, be sure to thaw them out before steaming. Do this by placing them in a colander or bowl under cold running water for 10-15 minutes.

You can thaw your shrimp by boiling them in water. However, be careful not to overcook them or they will become rubbery and dry.

The type of shrimp you use will significantly enhance the flavor of this dish. For optimal results, use wild, raw shrimp that haven’t been precooked. If you can’t locate these fresh seafood options, frozen shrimp can still be used provided they have been thawed thoroughly before steaming.

If you want to enhance the flavor, try using different spices such as smoked paprika or cayenne pepper. You could also season with salt or dried thyme. For an even fancier touch, sprinkle a few bay leaves on top before serving.


Sausage is the star of this steampot recipe. Choose from bacon, chorizo or pork belly sausage to simmer in a delicious combination of beer, water, carrots and lemons – creating an irresistible one-pot dinner that’s sure to become a family favorite! Serve it as either the main course or light appetizer – only taking an hour to make! You can do all the prep work on the stove top or in your slow cooker; making it perfect for busy weeknights or impressing guests on special occasions!

This steampot recipe calls for a thoughtful list of ingredients, all carefully boiled together to create an irresistible dish. The best part? It’s delicious and will please even the pickiest palates! But to get the most out of this one pot dinner, you need to plan ahead: prep all your ingredients ahead of time and give them a good soak in cold water to bring out their flavors.

Old Bay

Bay seasoning makes all the difference in this crowd-pleasing low country boil. It’s an economical way to use shellfish while impressing guests, plus it takes only one pot for preparation!

This recipe combines seafood like shrimp and clams, potatoes and corn with sausage. It’s lightly seasoned with Old Bay seasoning and lots of butter – an ideal dish to serve during a Southern cookout.

This recipe can be tailored to fit your preferences by altering the spices and ingredients. For example, celery salt can be substituted for Old Bay seasoning if it is unavailable in your area. Moreover, adding more spices to the boiling liquid will enhance its flavor even further.

Begin by adding wine, clam juice and two cups of water to a large stockpot. Bring this mixture to a boil then cover.

Once it reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Then add red potatoes and continue steaming for 5 more minutes.

After 15 minutes of simmering the potato and crab mixture, you can add corn (halved). Additionally, you may add clams, mussels and scallops to the pot.

Serve this dish with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce for extra flavor. For an elegant touch, top it off with melted butter and fresh lemon slices.

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