Boiled Shrimp

Amy Herald


This is something my Grandmother used to make. They live in Costal North Carolina and when I was growing up it was served one of two ways period. Boiled or fried. Of course I'll eat shrimp any way you serve it. I serve these warm with boiled potatoes, corn on the cob and/or some fried okra! Yummy one of my kid's favorites! I didn't have any fresh parsley on the night I made these so it's not pictured with fresh parsley on top.


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15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    raw med- large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1
    lemon, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make Boiled Shrimp


  1. Fill a large pot with water; Bring to a full boil over high heat.
  2. Add shrimp. Bring water back to a simmer cook until shrimp is curled and bright pink. (This will take about 5 minutes.)
  3. Drain and sprinkle with salt to taste and fresh parsley. Garnish with lemon
  4. Serve with drawn butter and cocktail sauce.

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About Boiled Shrimp

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

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