Shrimp Cocktail

This tangy traditional appetizer is always a hit with any crowd. It will be the first to go!
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Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 Lbs Large Shrimp with the heads removed
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppercorns
  • 1 Teaspoon Celery Seed
  • Bay Leaf
  • Half of an Onion rough chopped
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine or Beer

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your shrimp by slicing down the back of the shrimp and removing the shrimp’s digestive tract. The larger the shrimp the bigger it is.
  • Remove all of the shrimp’s shell except the very end of the tail.
  • Boil 2 quarts of water with your chosen seasoning from this recipe.
  • Get a bowl ready with ice water for plunging the shrimp in as soon as they are cooked.
  • When the water is boiling add the shrimp and lower the heat to medium. Watch the pot as they will boil over and make a mess if you are not careful.
  • As soon as the shrimp turn pink and or are firm you will want to remove them (they cook quickly so this is a matter of 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp.)
  • Plunge them into the ice water bath and let them cool.
  • Once they are completely cold, dry them off and refrigerate if not ready to plate
  • Serve over a bed of iceberg lettuce with our cocktail sauce recipe

Notes

Option: Cajun Style- skip all the above ingredients and just add: 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
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