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How To Cook Shrimp For Shrimp Cocktails

All you need to know about: How To Cook Shrimp For Shrimp Cocktails.


1 lb. raw shrimp (26-30 count, peeled and deveined)
2 cups water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


1. Place the shrimp, water, salt and lemon juice in a medium-sized pot.
2. Place the pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
3. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Remove the pot from the heat and strain the shrimp in a colander.
5. Run cold water over the shrimp until they are cool.
6. Place the shrimp in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
7. Place the bowl in the fridge and chill for 2 hours.
8. When ready to serve, place the shrimp in a serving bowl and garnish with lemon wedges.


– Use fresh shrimp for the best results.
– If you don’t have fresh lemon juice, you can substitute with a tablespoon of white vinegar.
– If you don’t have kosher salt, you can use regular table salt.

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