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Perfect Poached Shrimp yield a moist, tender-crisp shellfish with loads of flavor. If you like this easy, gluten-free appetizer, try pairing the poached shrimp with this Summer Tomato Cocktail Sauce.  

Recipe by Southern Living May 2012

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 3 to 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a large bowl halfway with ice and water. Pour 4 qt. water into a Dutch oven; squeeze juice from lemon into Dutch oven. Stir in lemon halves, black peppercorns, bay leaves, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat; add shrimp. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir shrimp into ice water; let stand 10 minutes. Peel and devein shrimp.

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