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    Cocktail Shrimp

    Cocktail Shrimp. Photo by Seasoned Cook

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    28 mins

    20 mins

    8 mins

    Sharlene~W's Note:

    When using larger or smaller shrimp, increase or decrease cooking time accordingly.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring reserved shells, 3 cups water and salt to boil in 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until fragrant, about 20 minutes.
    2. 2
      Strain stock through sieve, pressing on shells to estract all liquid.
    3. 3
      Bring stock and remaining ingredients except shrimp to boil over high heat.
    4. 4
      Boil for 2 minutes then turn off heat.
    5. 5
      Stir in shrimp; cover and let stand until firm and pink, 8 to 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, prepare large container with ice water.
    7. 7
      After shrimp is done, drain shrimp, reserving stock for another use.
    8. 8
      Then plunge shrimp into ice water to stop cooking, then drain again.
    9. 9
      Serve shrimp chilled with cocktail sauce.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 20, 2008

      55

      Enjoyed this shrimp cocktail. I boiled shrimp for 3 minutes and removed from water and then into ice bath. Prepared for 2008 Seafood Challenge in Photo Forum.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cocktail Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (178 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 170.1
     
    Calories from Fat 17
    10%
    Total Fat 1.9 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 172.8 mg
    57%
    Sodium 753.2 mg
    31%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.6 g
    2%
    Protein 23.1 g
    46%

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