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Boiled Shrimp

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“My sister in law who is the worlds best cook when it comes to seafood gave this to me. She gave me no real measurements, she is one to "cook by sight" But how I do it is just keep sprinkling till the top of the water is covered! Make sure you use shrimp with the shells on, the spices get all over your hands when you peel the shrimp and adds to the flavor. This is a casual dining recipe It is a very simple recipe that I hope you will enjoy. I use the left over shrimp to make shrimp salad, save 2 tablespoons of the boil liquid to add to the salad!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs shrimp (with shells on)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer (the cheaper the better)
  • 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning (remember these are just guesses...sprinkle till the top of the water is covered with the spices)
  • 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons celery seeds


  1. in a deep frying pan or pot add the water, vinegar and beer.
  2. Sprinkle old bay, red pepper flakes and celery seed to cover the top of the liquid.
  3. when it starts to boil add enough shrimp to cover the top of the water, you don't want to crowd them.
  4. boil till the tails start to curl (5 to 7 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp, take out when they start to curl or you will over cook them).
  5. add water, beer and spices as needed for the next batch, to keep the liquid deep enough for the shrimp to float.

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