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The 4 secrets to making SIMPLE Shrimp Cocktail


  • 24 Xtra Large Shrimp, fresh or frozen
  • Shells of shrimp
  • 6 Peppercorns
  • Handful of fresh Parsley
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 Lemon


  1. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails in tact. Place the shells in a large saucepan.
  2. Fill the saucepan 3/4 full with water. Add the peppercorns, parsley, bay leaf and lemon. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Remove the pan from the stove and either pour the water through a strainer into a fresh pot or scoop the ingredients out with a strainer.
  4. Place the pot back on the stove over low/medium heat and bring it to a simmer. Add the shrimp and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until the shrimp curl, turn pink and float.
  5. Immediately submerge the shrimp in ice water to stop the cooking and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  6. Serve alongsidehomemade cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.


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