Fixing a pot of boiled shrimp is easy with just a few ingredients from your pantry. No need for those boxed seasoning bags. All you need is this recipe and a few minutes in a hot pot of boiling water.
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Recently, some good friends came over for a weekend where we “passed a good time” visiting and eating a bit too much.
You know what I mean?
By the time Sunday afternoon rolled around, and we began to think about what’s for supper, nothing sounded like it would satisfy, yet we knew we’d be hungry again when the sun started to set.
It was a brief “Poo-Yie” moment. (That’s Cajun for something like “Oh, my!”)
Then I remembered I had some shrimp in the freezer and said, “I know, let’s boil some shrimp and then everyone can eat it any way they like!”
So we dug in the cabinets and added seasonings of all sorts to a pot of boiling water …
… then poured in the shrimp …
… and in a matter of minutes, supper was ready.
- 2 pounds fresh or frozen raw shrimp, defrosted
- 8 cups water
- 3 tablespoons salt
- 4 dried bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon celery seeds
- 2 tablespoons peppercorns
- 1–2 tablespoons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning or other Cajun seasoning
- 2 large lemons, halved
- Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot.
- Add the ingredients, except for shrimp, squeezing lemon halves into the water.
- Pour shrimp into the pot and cook for 5 minutes, giving them an occasional stir.
- Strain the shrimp in a large strainer over the sink and serve.
Add other ingredients to this shrimp boil such as your favorite vegetables and extra seasoning.
The boiled shrimp stores well in the refrigerator for several days.
Try adding boiled shrimp to your everyday meals or enjoy them as a snack.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Seafood
- Cuisine: Cajun
- Serving Size: 4 ounces
Some of us ate the shrimp in a salad and others had them alongside leftovers out of the refrigerator and let me tell you it was so tasty and light and satisfying to me.
Another way I highly recommend eating boiled shrimp is to toss them in a good remoulade sauce.
Here’s my delicious Remoulade Sauce recipe that you can find right here on this blog.
Hope you get to enjoy some good boiled shrimp soon and let me know how you ended up feasting on them.
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