To Boil Freshly-Caught Shrimps

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Method

Throw the shrimps into boiling salted water, and keep them boiling for about 5 min. Care should be taken that they are not overboiled, as they then become tasteless and indigestible; they are done when they begin to change colour.

To Shell Shrimps

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