RecipeChesapeake Shrimp Boil

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 245
  • Protein: 46g
  • Total Fat: 4g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 345mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sodium: 335mg

Meals don’t get much simpler than this! I like to enjoy a mound of this well-seasoned shrimp with a large tossed salad and an ear of sweet corn.

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This recipe makes 1 Serving
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1.5 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp in shells (approximately 15-18 shrimp)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

In a large pot bring two quarts of water to a boil.

Add the bay leaves and all of the spices to the pot. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Bring the water back up to a full boil, add the shrimp, and cook for about 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through (cooking time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp).

With a slotted spoon transfer the shrimp from the pot to an individual serving bowl. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over the top, and squeeze the lemon wedges over the shrimp.