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Boiled Shrimp

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Category: Main Dish, Appetizers, Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 4 lg Bay leaves
  • 20 Peppercorns
  • 1 ts Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 ts Whole basil leaves
  • 12 Whole cloves
  • 1/8 ts Cumin seeds
  • 1 ts Crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 ts Celery seeds
  • 1/8 ts Light fennel seeds
  • 1/8 ts Caraway seeds
  • 1/4 ts Ground marjoram
  • 1/4 ts Whole thyme
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 Lemon; cut in half
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 2 ts Dehydrated onion flakes
  • 5 lb Medium or large shrimp
  • Lettuce leaves (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)


Combine first 12 ingredients in a doubled cheesecloth bag; tie securely
with string. Bring 4 to 5 quarts of water to a boil. Add salt, lemon
halves, garlic, onion flakes, and herb bag; return to a boil, and cook 2 to
3 minutes. Stir in shrimp; return to a boil, and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Drain
well; chill. Peel shrimp. Serve on lettuce leaves and garnish with lemon
slices if desired. (would be good served with Seafood Sauce or Seafood
Dip.) Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

NOTES : Submitted by Dave Shuppert, Dallas, Texas.

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