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Boiled Shrimp


This easy recipe for boiled shrimp is courtesy of Frank Stitt and should be used in his Pickled Shrimp recipe.

  • Yield: Makes 3 pounds

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, July Summer 2008


  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 rib celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 pounds small to medium shrimp
  • Coarse salt


  1. Fill a large pot with water; add onion, celery, lemon, and parsley. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce to a simmer and cook 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Add shrimp and season with salt. When water returns to a simmer, immediately remove pot from heat. Shrimp should be curled and bright pink. Drain and let cool. Peel and devein shrimp.

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