Island Boiled Shrimp Recipe & Shrimp in the Microwave Recipe
Ketchup or plain cocktail sauce about 1-2 lbs per person (de-headed, but leave shell on)
Seasoning ( Boiled shrimp ) salt & pepper or Lemon Pepper or crab season or Old Bay
Seasoning ( Microwave shrimp ) melted butter, garlic powder, onion salt if desired

Boiled Shrimp - Shrimp Boil

Boil water in a large pot, season if desired with salt, lemon pepper or crab season.

Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turns pink and begins to float. This does not take long, usually less than 1 minute. DO NOT OVERCOOK.

Drain water and you've got the best tasting shrimp around. Add some cocktail sauce to the plates for dip, an extra bowl for the shrimp shells, lots of paper towels and everyone can shell their shrimp as they eat. Great for parties as it is very easy and quick to cook.

Microwaved Shrimp - Nuked Shrimp

Remove all shells, legs and tails from shrimp

Season as you wish, many use melted butter with a little garlic powder mixed

On a microwave safe plate, place 5 or 8 shrimp and cover with a paper towel

Heat on high for about 10 - 15 seconds. Do not overcook or shrimp will be like rubber.
If shrimp starts poping more than a couple of times, it's begining to overcook

Great method for smaller groups or couples. Great with cocktail sauce or a butter dip.

Microwaving Shrimp is actually a very healthy and a fantastic way to cook most seafood, especialy shrimp and clams. The biggest secret is - do not overcook. Remember, cooking continues for a period of time after the microwave it turned off.
Often shrimp will not appear done wen the microwave stops, so people often cook some more - no-no-no - leave it alone - it will finish on it's own!

Make sure to cover shrimp or you will end up with quite a messy microwave oven afterwards


From: RJ Sorensen