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Boiled Shrimp

Boiled Shrimp



30 quarts cold water 12 medium onions, quartered
6 heads of garlic, cut in half to expose pods 1 dozen lemons, quartered
1 quart cooking oil 4 pounds salt
1/2 pound cayenne pepper 4 (3-ounce) bags crab boil
24 medium red potatoes 12 ears of corn
50 pounds cleaned shrimp  


In a 60- quart stockpot, bring water to a rolling boil. Add onions, garlic, lemons, cooking oil, salt, pepper and crab boil. Continue to boil for 30 minutes. This boiling of the vegetables will ensure a good flavor in the boiling liquid. Add red potatoes and cook approximately 10-12 minutes. Add corn and cook 10 minutes before adding the shrimp. Once the water returns to a boil, cook shrimp 7-10 minutes, turn off heat and allow to set in boiling liquid 12 additional minutes. Shrimp should be served hot with potatoes, corn and pitchers of ice cold beer.

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