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How to Boil Shrimp
Learn how to boil shrimp and get juicy, delicious shrimp every time, whether you're making shrimp cocktail, shrimp salad or any other dish.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 lb shrimp raw or frozen, any size
- 1 tsp salt optional
Serving Ideas (Optional)
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 1 cup cocktail sauce
Fill a medium saucepan halfway with cold water. Place over medium-high heat.
Once the water boils, add the shrimp and simmer until cooked following the cook time chart.
Drain the shrimp.
Place in a bowl with cold water or ice water to stop the cooking process.
Use as directed in your recipe or serve as is.
- Use 2 quarts (2 liters) of water per pound of shrimp.
- Most shrimp is already quite salty, so salting the water is usually not necessary.
Serving: 80g | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2.6mg