Posted by / Monday, July 7, 2014

Boiled "Spiced" Shrimp Recipe

Over this past long weekend spiced shrimp were on the menu. Not just spiced shrimp, but spiced shrimp. Most people ask for a pound of steamed or steamed & spiced shrimp at the seafood counter — I admit that does save having to clean up a little mess in the kitchen but next time, try boiling your fresh raw shrimp quickly as it only takes about a minute. If you're in the mood for an added kick, I'm about to share one of my favorite tips for really spicing things up...

Begin by adding water to a pot over high heat (just enough to barely cover the shrimp, but we'll add those in a minute). Add a halved habanero to the water (just to make it mad) along with a tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning. When the water comes to a steady boil add the shrimp for exactly 1 minute. Remove shrimp from water immediately, placing into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Once cold, strain shrimp and store in the refrigerator.

When ready to serve, arrange in a bowl with lemon wedges for squeezing, cocktail sauce for dipping and sprinkle with more Old Bay seasoning.

Boiled and spiced shrimp is one of those uncomplicated classic recipes, and this method for preparation is such a fun way to add some real spice to this favorite summertime appetizer!

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  1. "Just to make it mad" HAHAH

    I love Old Bay seasoning. So good! Excited to try your techniques, especially the habanero one.

  2. the first thing that caught my eye was the fish dish! love it! :D


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