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Shrimp Boil with Spicy Butter Sauce

Source: Quick from Scratch - Fish
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  15 Minutes
  Serves 4
Shell the shrimp right at the table and then dunk each one into our positively addictive cayenne-spiced sauce. For tamer tastes, serve the shrimp with lemon wedges instead.
1 1/2 quarts water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 lemon, cut into thin slices
2 cloves garlic, smashed
5 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
4 bay leaves, crumbled
2 pounds large shrimp, in their shells
1/2 pound unsalted butter
4 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons lemon juice
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In a large pot, combine the water, vinegar, lemon slices, garlic, Old Bay Seasoning, peppercorns, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/4 teaspoon of the cayenne, and the bay leaves. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the shrimp to the pot. Cover and bring back to a boil. Then continue boiling, partially covered, until the shrimp are just done, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain.

In a small stainless-steel saucepan, melt the butter. Remove the pan from the heat and add the Worcestershire sauce, the lemon juice, and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cayenne. Divide the sauce among four small bowls. Serve the shrimp with the butter dipping sauce.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 677
Fat. Total: 50g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 9g
Sodium: 1272mg
% Cal. from Fat: 66%
Cholesterol: 469mg
Protein: 47g
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Rating: 5
by: Evelyn Reviewed: 05/24/2008
I made this for my dh and it was great. The dipping sauce was wonderful. The shrimp had great flavor. I'm making it again for Memorial Day barbeque with the gang for a little surf & turf.
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