Perfect Boiled Shrimp Everytime!

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Boiled shrimp can be paired with cocktail sauce, added to a pasta dish, or even be the meat in a boston sushi roll! The opportunites are endless for this fun and delicious snack, appetizer, or entre! Below you with find tips, tricks, FAQs, and the easiest recipe you can imagine for boiled shrimp!

Yes, this is a sushi website. No, this boiled shrimp recipe is not just for sushi. In all honesty this is by far my favorite snack just because of how quick and easy it is to make. Whip up some cocktail sauce as a dipping sauce or put it in a Boston roll, either way you are in for a treat.

My preferred way to buy shrimp is to buy it fresh in bulk when it is on sale and freeze it myself. There is something about buying bags of frozen shrimp that just takes away the freshness aspect for me. I usually buy 5 pounds of medium shrimp at a time and ask them to wrap each pound individually. This way I have 5 different meals I can make with the shrimp.

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Perfect Boiled Shrimp (Everytime!)

The easiest and most delicious way to make boiled shrimp
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, asian, Chinese, Mediterranean
Servings 2 People
Calories 200 kcal


  • Medium size pot for stovetop


  • 1 lb medium shrimp Do not peel until after cooked
  • Ice cubes Enough to cover the shrimp in the pot once they are cooked


  • Put the shrimp in a medium sized pot and fill with water.
  • Place the pot on the stove and put the heat on medium high and stir consistently.
  • Do not worry about the water coming to a boil! Once you start to see a couple shrimp float to the surface, pull them off the heat, drain the water, and dump ice cubes into the pot to make an ice bath.
  • Once the shrimp are cool enough to handle, peel them and take off the tails.
  • Now your shrimp are ready to eat with cocktail sauce or put in a delicious sushi recipe, might I recommend a Boston Roll??
Keyword beginner sushi, beginner sushi roll, Boiled Shrimp, Easy boiled shrimp, Shrimp

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