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Spicy Boiled Shrimp


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  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Chopped garlic (to taste)
  • Several tbsp ginger powder (to taste)
  • 2 lbs shrimp (do not peel)
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • ice water


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

To 1 gallon of water add all ingredients except shrimp and salt and boil for 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, drain half of the seasoned water and immediately add 2 cups of ice water and salt. Let stand 5 minutes and drain. Adding the salt makes the shrimp easy to peel.

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