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Shrimp On Ice

Yield about 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 12 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon salt
  • 5 quarts water
  • 5 pounds fresh medium shrimp
  • 4 lemons, quartered
  • Fresh parsley sprigs (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a stock pot; bring to a boil. Add shrimp, and return to a boil. Lower heat, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well; rinse with cold water. Peel and devein shrimp. Serve shrimp with lemon quarters. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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