Basic Shrimp

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Ingredients

  • 2 quarts heavily-salted water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 large celery rib, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Pinch of thyme
  • Pinch of basil

Instructions

  1. Put shrimp in COLD water containing all of the above ingredients. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. Shrimp are ready when bright pink.