Boiled Shrimp (for salads)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is an easy way to prepare shrimp for salads or to serve cold with cocktail sauce. Recipe adapted from The New High Altitude Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash, peel and devein shrimp.
  2. Bring all ingredients, except for shrimp, to a boil in a large sauce pan.
  3. Add shrimp.
  4. Cover.
  5. Simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Drain shrimp well and remove shrimp to bowl.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Most Helpful

Perfect shrimp! I used half the amount of salt called for but did everything else exactly as written. The cooking time was just right to end up with shrimp that was not rubbery and over-cooked. Smells great while cooking. Thanks Ellie, I'm boiling shrimp this way from now on!

Hey Jude November 09, 2003

Needed a recipe to cook shrimp for a summertime salad and this was perfect! I was leary of the allspice, especially since I only had ground. However, it was so tasty and my large shrimp were cooked to perfection!

SonomaCook July 09, 2008

Wow, what flavor! It was a perfect seasoning for the shrimp boil. I did not have any seads of allspice so I added the ground version. I also added about a tsp of corriander seeds. This was a perfect starter for my Easter Dinner today. Served the shrimp with my Aunt Betty's Cocktail Sauce (soon to be posted on "zaar" and it was a total hit! Thanks for sharing.

An American in Spain April 16, 2006

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