Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

Apparently "crimping" is a food preparation term...who knew? I got this from a "Best American Recipes" cookbook. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring everything but shrimp to a boil in a large saucepan or dutch oven, covered. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp, cover again, and simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and steep, covered, for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove shrimp and chill well (at least 90 minutes).
  4. Serve with cocktail sauce.
  5. Note: you can freeze the poaching liquid to use again -- just strain it first.


Most Helpful

This couldn't have been easier or more flavorful. I made it just as written and won't change a thing next time. I've taken your suggestion, Aunt Cookie, and frozen the shrimp stock for future use in a soup. Delicious with Dana-MMH's Super Easy Cocktail Sauce Recipe #18273.

sugarpea September 25, 2007

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