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Boiled Shrimp

My husband received fresh shrimp from a co-worker recently that was reportedly harvested in the San Juan Islands. In the shell they looked a decent size. Once shelled, they looked a bit smaller. Then cooked, they looked quite small. Small, but tasty!


Fresh shrimp



Lemon (optional)


The fresh shrimp we received already had their heads and any eggs removed. Using your fingers, crack open the shrimp on the underbelly. Carefully pull the shrimp out of the shell, taking care to completely pull the shrimp out. Place the shells in a sauce pan and add water to more than cover them. Add the shelled shrimp to the same pan. Gently bring to a boil. Cook for at least three minutes. Turn off the burner and immediately remove the shrimp and put them in a bowl of cold water. Discard the shells. Drain the shrimp and serve with melted butter or fresh squeezed lemon juice.


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