I love eating shrimp in the summertime! It reminds me of the low country boils we used to have in Charleston every summer where we feasted on fresh seafood and washed it all down with ice cold beer. The memories are absolutely delicious.
The other night, I decided to have my own version of a low country boil. I bought fresh shrimp at the market and boiled it up in a large pot. My favorite way to eat shrimp is boiled, cold, seasoned with a hefty amount of Old Bay and dipped in spicy cocktail sauce.
Directions: Cooking shrimp is easy and super quick since it only takes about 2 min to cook. The prep work takes the most time because it requires one to peel and devein the shrimp. Before you prep the shrimp, put a large pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Add in a few shakes of Old Bay seafood seasoning to flavor the water. Once the water is boiling (and all the shrimp are cleaned), add shrimp to pot. Let boil for about 2 min or until shrimp are bright pink. Remove from the hot water and place into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and add more seasoning or lemon juice if you like. Serve with fresh cocktail sauce (ketchup mixed with horseradish and lemon). Eat as a main dish, appetizer or side dish. Shrimp is good almost any way you eat it.
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