Monday, May 9, 2016

Recipe Of The Month: Kathy's Boiled Shrimp

I grew up in Fernandina Beach which is also known as "the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry" and I've eaten a whole bunch of boiled shrimp, cooked by myself and others. But the best boiled shrimp I've ever had is cooked by my sister Kathy and I finally got her recipe and here it is!

3lbs fresh, cleaned, deveined WILD CAUGHT shrimp
Two bottles or cans of beer
About 1/2 cup of ketchup
1tsp or so of salt
2 bay leaves
Water

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water, add all ingredients except shrimp. When the water starts to boil, add shrimp. Cook about two minutes, test a shrimp - if not translucent anymore, maybe cook one more minute. Don't overcook!  Drain shrimp into colander. Chill until ready to eat.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

Debbie Aminoff said...

This sounds yummy, but have a question. Don't see water in the ingredient list, but see instruction that when water starts to boil to add shrimp. Should it read when liquid starts to boil? Or is there supposed to be some water in the pot too and, if so, how much? Thanks!

Capt. Lawrence Piper said...

Debbie, you're right! It doesn't mention water as an ingredient. I added it. I use about a gallon pot and cooked two pounds of large shrimp. After adding the beer and ketchup and all other ingredients, I filled the pot about 3/4 full with water. I probably could have taken my shrimp out right at 2 minutes. Hope this helps! LP

Debbie Aminoff said...

Thanks! Look forward to making it - and eating it!