Recipe

Chesapeake Shrimp Boil

Meals don’t get much simpler than this! I like to enjoy a mound of this well-seasoned shrimp with a large tossed salad and an ear of sweet corn.
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This recipe makes 1 serving(s)
Ingredients:
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, black ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard, dry
  • 1/2 pounds shrimp, medium in shells (approximately 15-18 shrimp)
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
Preparation:

In a large pot bring two quarts of water to a boil.

Add the bay leaves and all of the spices to the pot. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Bring the water back up to a full boil, add the shrimp, and cook for about 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through (cooking time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp).

With a slotted spoon transfer the shrimp from the pot to an individual serving bowl. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over the top, and squeeze the lemon wedges over the shrimp.