Boiled Shrimp

Spicy boiled shrimp is a delicious and simple way to enjoy fresh shrimp any time of the year. 


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


4 quarts water
2 (3-ounce) packages boil-in-bag shrimp-and-crab boil
1 large lemon, halved
1 small onion
3 tablespoons salt
4 pounds unpeeled large fresh shrimp


Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. Cover and boil 3 to 4 minutes. Add shrimp; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. (Shrimp will turn pink, and shells will loosen slightly.) Drain, discarding lemon, onion, and boil bags.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Zatarain's Shrimp & Crab Boil.