Saturday, June 18, 2011

Boiled Shrimp

This is my Dad's tried and true recipe for boiling shrimp.  They are always yummy when prepared this way.
  • 2 lbs. of Fresh Shrimp
  • 1 orange (cut in fourths)
  • 1 lemon (cut in half)
  • 1 onion (cut in half)
  • 1 head of garlic (cut in half)
  • 2 T. concentrated Liquid Shrimp and Crab boil
  • 2 T. salt
  1. In a large pot, put water, lemon, orange, onion, garlic, and crab boil (NO SALT)
  2. Bring to a boil, then add shrimp
  3. Bring to a boil again and cook for 2 minutes
  4. Turn off the heat
  5. Add salt and let the shrimp bathe in the salt water for 5 minutes
  6. Strain and eat
Tips and Tricks:
  • My Dad swears that the reason his shrimp would always peel easily is because he put the salt in AFTER the boiling.  It works.
  • This recipe can be altered for more or less pounds of shrimp, but be careful with the crab boil.  I like my seafood spicy and use a tablespoon for each pound.  This is NOT what the label recommends.
  • If you want potatoes and corn, just fish the shrimp out of the water and use the same water for a quick one pot meal.

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