Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe

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2019/06/11 19:39:23 (permalink)

Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe

It's shrimp season in Louisiana. We bought a few pounds of 8ct shrimps yesterday for $6 per pound. This is one of the best benefits of living on the Gulf of Mexico.
 
I made an extra strength broth with Maggi, fish sauce, soy sauce, water, worcestershire and cayenne. When it boiled up I slowly added the shrimps, cooked them for one minute then chilled them in the fridge.
 
They were incredible.
 
Please share your favorite cold-boiled shrimp recipe.
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    Root-Beer Man
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/11 22:07:39 (permalink)
    We've always used the classic. A bunch of lemons and a bunch of Zatarain's. Boil for a minute or so and shock them in ice water. Eat.
     
    I'm also a fan of the style they have on Hatteras. Steam the shrimp, hit liberally with Old Bay, Celery Salt and some grated lemon peel. Chill and eat! These are the bomb!
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/11 23:29:24 (permalink)
    I do the Zatarain's and lemon too.  And homemade cocktail sauce to dip them in, heavy on the horseradish!
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/12 11:15:17 (permalink)
    These are shell-on shrimp going into the pot, correct?
     
    I have a pound of wild-caught Gulf shrimp in the freezer but I believe they might be 31-40, and I know I paid more than $6/lb for them.  I haven't boiled shrimp for a long time because I usually grill them, so maybe I should do something different.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/12 11:49:19 (permalink)
    The local newspaper had an article about the crab and shrimp spice mixture that restaurants actually use and it is not Old Bay.
     
    https://www.baltimoresun....bs-20190424-story.html
     
    https://www.jospices.com/
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/12 14:10:27 (permalink)
    I am so envious, scrumptiouschef. If only I could get shrimp( big!) like that in landlocked Wisconsin.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/12 15:36:04 (permalink)
    ann peeples
    I am so envious, scrumptiouschef. If only I could get shrimp( big!) like that in landlocked Wisconsin.


    Ann, you CAN get fresh Gulf Shrimp shipped right to your door! Next day, (for a price).
    https://www.cajungrocer.c...afood/gulf-shrimp.html
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/12 16:33:07 (permalink)
    I used to see 4-count shrimp at one of the seafood stands at the Reading Terminal. But I think they cost in the $20-$25 per pound range.
     
    These things were massive. One looked like a meal.
     
    Up until this thread, I didn't know there was such a thing as a shrimp boil recipe other than adding Old Bay to water and throwing the shrimp in.  I also prefer to make my own cocktail sauce.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/12 18:02:32 (permalink)
    We each ate 4 shrimps for supper last night and were stuffed. No sides unless you count a spicy garlic mayo that I whipped up for dipping. It's early in the shrimp season right now so we're looking forward to when the shrimps mature-you'll see 4 counts before the season is over.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/12 23:35:23 (permalink)
    I grew up with a tablespoon or so of caraway seed to some boiling water, add shrimp and then shock. I never knew there any other way until well into adulthood.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/13 12:57:48 (permalink)
    I do a sort of remolade sauce with mayonaisse, capers, anchovy paste, dill pickles and green onions if I have them.  Or...  cocktail sauce with freshly grated horseradish.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/13 15:53:13 (permalink)
    Mine's real simple. I steam shell-on shrimp in beer and then put them on ice. I make a sauce of more horseradish than catsup, and then I peel 'em, dip 'em and eat 'em.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/13 15:53:13 (permalink)
    Mine's real simple. I steam shell-on shrimp in beer and then put them on ice. I make a sauce of more horseradish than catsup, and then I peel 'em, dip 'em and eat 'em.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/13 15:56:24 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    Mine's real simple. I steam shell-on shrimp in beer and then put them on ice. I make a sauce of more horseradish than catsup, and then I peel 'em, dip 'em and eat 'em.


    ....that's the way!!
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/14 13:14:45 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    Mine's real simple. I steam shell-on shrimp in beer and then put them on ice. I make a sauce of more horseradish than catsup, and then I peel 'em, dip 'em and eat 'em.


    Similar to Mr Hoffman, w/ the exception of cider vinegar in the water w/ some Old Bay/JO and a heavy Horseradish Cocktail made w/ Chili Sauce. Butter w/ Old Bay for dipping also, as I like them hot also to satiate my need for Blue Crabs which are unobtainable in Cheeseland...unless I pay a fortune for shipping.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/14 13:46:49 (permalink)
    The blue crabs were scampering about on our visit to Westwego. We'll buy a trough of them for 4th of July.
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/06/14 14:06:36 (permalink)
    scrumptiouschef
    The blue crabs were scampering about on our visit to Westwego. We'll buy a trough of them for 4th of July.


    Sure Chef...rub it in. 
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    Re: Share Your Favorite Cold Boiled Shrimp Recipe 2019/07/18 16:33:35 (permalink)
    Cooked 21-25 peeled, lots of fresh chopped garlic, olive oil, capers, Spanish onions large chop, a squeeze of lemon!
    Marinate 2 DAYS in fridge, turning a few times a day! Make sure you get a slice of onion on the toothpick, with a shrimp! You will love this!
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