Shrimp Boils, like crawfish boils, are often large family and friends affairs. But what do you do when you want to boil shrimp for a small number of people. Here is a recipe using 3 pounds of shrimp.
1 tablespoon Liquid Crab Boil ( more or less to taste)
Generous handful of fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, basil, chives
Creole Seasoning to taste
2 lemons, cut into wedges
6 whole medium Onions
3 stalks celery, cut into large hunks
3 pounds small Potatoes
6 ears Corn
3 pounds fresh Shrimp,(21-25 count)
Using a large, heavy-bottomed pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a rolling boil with seasonings, lemons, onions and celery. Be sure to season well, so there will be enough flavors for all the ingredients. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, allowing flavors to develop. Adjust seasonings, if needed, cook 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook 10 minutes; add corn and cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook about 5 minutes, just until shrimp have turned pink and opaque. Turn off fire and let mixture rest in water another 5 minutes. Remove onions, potatoes, corn and shrimp from the water and serve hot, with your choice of dipping sauces.
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