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How To Cook Shrimp...
Fresh In The Shell Raw Shrimp

Here is a simple and easy way to cook shrimp and have them come out perfect every time. There is no timing to have to worry about, you will just need to watch over the shrimp, so you don't over cook them.

This way of cooking shrimp works no matter how many pounds you are cooking or the size.

First you want to make sure that your shrimp are completely thawed. I just thaw mine in the refrigerator over night. Make sure to rinse your shrimp under cold water real good before you cook them.

What you see below is how I cooked 3 pounds of colossal shrimp.

My total cooking time was about 15 minutes.

shrimp in colander

Next you will need about a 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (this helps them peel easier) and a tablespoon of salt for each pound of shrimp you are cooking.

salt and vinegar

For every pound of shrimp you are cooking add about 4 to 6 cups of water.

pan of water

Next add your raw shrimp, salt and vinegar to the water. Make sure the water covers all the shrimp.

shrimp in pan of water

Place the pan of shrimp on the stove and turn your burner on high. Stir your shrimp to make sure they are not stuck together

Keep stirring occasionally, while cooking your shrimp. You know that your shrimp are about done when you start to see them float.

shrimp cooking

These are just about 1 minute away from being taken off the stove. Since these where colossal shrimp I went ahead and turned off the heat and let them set for about 2 minutes.

cooked shrimp floating

Next you need to drain your cooked shrimp in a colander and put them in a ice bath to stop the cooking. Stir them around to get them all chilled down.

shrimp in ice bath

Once chilled, drain them again and your ready to serve.

cooked shrimp

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