Boiled Shrimp (for salads)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by ellie_

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.

Top Review by Hey Jude

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!

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.

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