Shrimp Cocktail ~ My Way!

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Debbie Sue

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@DSNjustpinchme

My Way! means, the shrimp are wild caught, they are peeled, deveined, and the tails are removed! That's how I like 'em! I think the shrimp have better texture, and more flavor when you cook them yourself.
So much better than that shrimp ring you buy at the store!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
a gathering
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 qt
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    coarse ground pepper
  • 3 clove
    garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 small
    onion, quartered
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lb
    medium size, wild caught shrimp 21/25 count

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail ~ My Way!

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot with water, mix the lemon juice, Old Bay Seasoning, ground black pepper, smashed garlic, bay leaf, and quartered onion.
    Bring to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes or so.
  2. While the seasoned water is simmering, prepare the shrimp.
    Peel, devein, and I prefer the tails removed.
    (seems to me, people always leave that last little bit of meat in the tail when eating, it gets wasted)
  3. Bring the seasoned water to a rapid boil.
    Add the shrimp, and cook for about 3 minutes.
    They will be nice and pink on the outside, and cooked through.
    DO NOT OVER COOK, the shrimp will be tough.
  4. When cooking is complete, put the shrimp in a big bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
    Remove from the ice water, and chill until ready to serve.
  5. Serve with your favorite cocktail sauce.
    Enjoy, this is a treat!

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About Shrimp Cocktail ~ My Way!

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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