Friday, April 2, 2010

Shrimp Boil

Good Friday turned in to a Great Friday. My long week ended with an amazing massage that was MUCH needed, and then Daniel cooked dinner!!! Such a special treat! :) He boiled shrimp and had corn on the cob, biscuits and salad. Oh, and he got a shrimp ball for an appetizer from our local fish market...a similar recipe can be found here It was fabulous! Enjoy the basic recipe below:

Boiled Shrimp (this recipe makes 2-5 lbs. of shrimp)

1. Fill pot halfway with water
2. Put the shrimp boil seasoning in (Zatarain). The amount depends on how much shrimp you have. We used one pouch for 2 lbs. of shrimp (but you can use more lbs. for one pouch...specific direction on Zatarain's package if you are confused)
3. Add 1 T. of salt per pound of shrimp (I just told Daniel this is probably not needed...but, we did so anyways)
4. Add one lemon cut in half
5. Add 5-6 cloves of garlic
6. Add 1 T. white vinegar

Next, bring water to boil. Add shrimp (with shell on), boil 5-7 minutes or until pink. Make sure to not over boil shrimp. Simmer/soak shrimp for another 6-10 minutes. It is important not to re-boil the shrimp. Then take out and sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning and lemon juice. After we took the shrimp out, we put the corn in the water mixture (you can also add potatoes, but we forgot to get these). Boil corn for 5-10 minutes. ENJOY!

Shrimp Sauce:

Ketchup, mayo and horseradish to taste...mix all together and dip shrimp in this.

*Daniel thanks Steve (his brother) for this recipe...turned out great and perfect on a warm summer night!

1 comment:

  1. Yummo! I'm glad the boys know how to cook!