Marsha's Best Boiled Shrimp
We cooked them this way at the restaurant to be served in Shrimp Cocktails. Today I cook them with this Method for any recipe that calls for cooked shrimp.
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- lemon cut in half, juice squeezed into water
- black peppercorns, whole, in cheesecloth sachet
- stalks celery with tops, broken to fit in pot
- onion, cut in half, leave skin on
1Fill a large kettle with water and the first 4 ingredients. When it comes to a full rolling boil add shrimp.
2The moment they turn pink remove kettle from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and remove shrimp and discard remainder.
3Chill shrimp if using for shrimp cocktails, salads etc. or serve immediately while hot with melted butter.
4Shrimp may be boiled with shells on, tails only or completely naked depending on how they are to be used.
5The method is the same for whatever amount of shrimp you are going to be cooked. Just don't let shrimp boil or they will be rubbery and tough.