Classic Shrimp Cocktail
- 1 1/2 lb
- wild shrimp gulf of mexico, 16-20 ct, or shrimp to you desire
- 2 stalk(s)
- celery including leaves, cut into thirds
- 1 1/2 oz
- mccormick® mixed pickling spice (i use 3/4 of container, no... shrimp won't taste 'pickley', i promise you!)
- 2 large
- bay leaves
- 2 tsp
How to Make Classic Shrimp Cocktail
- 2* Return to a boil and add shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bright pink and opaque, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes for medium shrimp, 3 minutes for large ones.
When cooking shrimp, remember the letters "C"; stands for "Cooked" and "O"; stands for "Overcooked".
When boiled or steamed, shrimp are cooked when they curl to form the letter C. Shrimp will be firm, turn pink, and slightly opaque when cooked properly.
Shrimp are overcooked when they curl to form the letter O. Don't overcook shrimp. Shrimp will be rubbery, chewy, and eraser-like, they are overcooked.