Creole Boiled Shrimp Cocktail

Recipe by MamaMeg
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR SHRIMP:
  • In a large bowl toss the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of the creole seasoning or essence.
  • Coat evenly.
  • Combine 3 gallons water, the Zatarains boil, salt, remaining 2 tablespoons of creole seasoning, the 2 halved lemons, onion, celery, bay leaves, and garlic in large stockpot.
  • Bring to a boil and taste.
  • The salinity of the water should be that of saltwater.
  • Add the shrimp and cook stirring frequently until pink and cooked through, 3-4 minutes.
  • drain in colander, transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 1 hour.
  • FOR CREOLE SEASONING:
  • Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to three months.
  • FOR COCKTAIL SAUCE:
  • Combine all ingredients and whisk well.
  • Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  • Will keep in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • Serve shrimp with the remaining lemon cut into wedges and the cocktail sauce.
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