Spicy Boiled Shrimp Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings12
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Peppercorns10
 Whole cloves4
 Bay leaves3
 Mustard seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dried whole oregano1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dried whole basil1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Crushed red pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Celery seeds1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Dried whole thyme1 Dash
 Water2 1⁄2 Quart
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Lime1 , halved
 Lemon1 , halved
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
 Fresh large shrimp3 Pound, unpeeled (Or Jumbo)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 76 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.15 g0.23%

Saturated Fat 0.02 g0.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 125 mg

Sodium 581.9 mg24.2%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.62 g2.5%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 17 g34.5%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 8.3%

Calcium 3.7% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1. In a doubled cheesecloth bag combine the first 9 ingredients and tie securely with a string.
2. In a large Dutch oven bring 2 1/2 quarts water to a boil.
3. Return to a boil adding salt, lime, lemon, garlic and herb bag and boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add shrimp and return to a boil.
5. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes.
6. Drain well, rinse with cold water and chill.
7. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on, if desired.

SERVING
8. Serve the shrimp spooning around the cooked sauce or as desired.
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