Your Time to Cook: A First Cookbook for Newlyweds, Couples & Lovers
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Like most shellfish, shrimp cooks in a matter of minutes, no matter what method you use. Boiling in water is one of the most basic ways. If you want to spice things up with a down-home Southern-style “shrimp boil,” just add a few seasonings to the cooking water. For a real authentic shrimp (or crawfish) boil, add ears of corn as well as whole unpeeled new potatoes, onions, and heads of garlic to the pot ... then invite a bunch of friends over to share it!
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
OccasionCooking for a date
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free
Taste and Texturespiced
- 1 pound large raw shrimp, unpeeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon salt (sea salt is preferred)
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Lemon wedges for garnish
Fill a large pot or Dutch oven halfway with water. Add the spices, bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to medium.
Add the shrimp and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes, or until they turn pink.
Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon or drain in a colander.
Transfer the shrimp to a bowl, add some lemon wedges, then peel and eat!
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2010 Robert L. Blakeslee