I love Old Bay, too, but if you can handle …

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I love Old Bay, too, but if you can handle a little heat, this is a wonderful treatment for shrimp. The recipe is so simple, why not make it both ways and try them side by side? My hubby and I love doing our own taste tests at home. Have fun!

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