Spicy Boiled Shrimp Recipe


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


 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


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.

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