Boiled Shrimp With Cocktail Sauce

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
2 quarts water
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
4 pounds uncooked medium shrimp
Commercial cocktail sauce


Tie caraway seeds in a cheesecloth bag.

Combine water and salt in a large Dutch oven. Add cheesecloth bag. Cover and bring to a boil; boil 5 minutes. Uncover and add shrimp; simmer 3 minutes. Drain, discarding cheesecloth bag.

Peel and devein shrimp. Serve shrimp hot or chilled with cocktail sauce.