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.
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.
Make sure to cover shrimp or you will end up with quite a messy microwave oven afterwards
From: RJ Sorensen