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Monday, May 18, 2009

SHRIMP BOIL

YUM! Nothing like sitting over a huge pile of Boiled Shrimp, Peeling, and Eating!!! It isn't a clean, tidy meal--but soo worth the mess!

Hubby bought 2 lbs of FRESH Shrimp from our local market. They run about $4.99-$7.99 a lb here. There are a few options when buying. We opted for deveined, top split, farm raised. These are not the freshest you can get--but a little cheaper.

I got my big pot of water boiling when he called to say he was on his way home with the shrimp.

I used the a bag of "Zatarain's crab boil", threw in a lemon quartered, and a a few TBSP of Vinegar.

Once the water was boiling, I added a bag of small, red potatoes (whole)and let them boil for about 10 min.

Then I added the shrimp.

The shrimp only has to boil hard for a couple of minutes! But then just turn your fire off and leave shrimp sitting in the water for 15-20 more minutes. The longer they soak up the seasoned water--the more the spice.

Okay, if your bag breaks or if you want to open it and pour the spices in the water--it is an option. It does make the shrimp more seasoned. (I still didn't think they were hot.) But I rinsed them afterwards to get the excess seasoning off--to avoid this step just throw your bag in there unopened!

Peel and Enjoy. You can eat them warm or chill them over ice--however you like them.

Get ready to peel (have a plate in the middle for every one's shells)--and devour!

One bag of seasoning is good for about 5 lbs of Shrimp---I used the whole bag for 2 lbs though!

You can also add other veggies--corn is another favorite!

3 comments:

Lori said...

Thanks!

Living on the Spit said...

Just posting...I am all about s good shrimp boil!!!

it is the best.

andrea said...

i have never had such! sounds like a yummy meal!