Spiced boiled peel and eat shrimp, a favorite salad, maybe a baked potato or baked sweet…. that’s the ticket for a warm spring night when I don’t really feel like cooking. The shrimp are made ahead so they have at least a couple hours to cool in the boiling liquid.
The BEST boil I’ve made to date includes the following spices:
2-3 bay leaves
1T mixed peppercorns
1t celery salt
1/8C + 1T Old Bay seasoning
1/2T Chili powder
Bring to boil in 1 and1/2 quarts water. Add 1lb. raw shrimp. Boil until shrimp are pink. Cool in the boiling liquid.
Enjoy with a light salad of lettuce, cubed avocado, sliced red onion and grapefruit segments. Dress with a vinaigrette made of evoo, lime juice, a splash of orange or grapefruit, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Fresh cracked pepper over the top is a must!
So nice, so light, so happy…