Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
Makes 3 to 4 servings

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.  

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews


July 10, 2017
Needed guidance on the best way to poach shrimp so that they were cooked thoroughly but still tender, this was exactly what I needed. Perfect as the title says.

Popeet88's Review

March 13, 2013

momof3m's Review

December 05, 2013
just need to add some garlic cloves and these are perfect!