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Messy Shrimp Boil


  • 2 to 3 pounds shrimp in shell
  • 1/3 cup baking soda


  1. Fill a Dutch oven with water and bring to a rolling boil. Add baking soda to the water.
  2. Add shrimp. When the water returns to a boil and the shrimp rise to the surface with a bright reddish color to their edges, remove from water.
  3. Rinse shrimp under cold water; drain.
  4.  Pile shrimp into a large bowl.
  5. Serve with side dishes of garlic butter, steamed rice, a salad, and a crusty loaf of French bread.

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