Shrimp in their Shells


Use about 2 quarts cold water for every 2 pounds. Put all ingredients into a large kettle. Add about 2 pounds thawed shrimp. Bring liquid and shrimp to a boil, stirring occasionally. When boil is reached, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Drain, cool in cold running water, shell, and devein. Serve cold with a sauce, or use in recipes.