Messy Shrimp Boil
2 to 3 pounds shrimp in shell
1/3 cup baking soda
Fill a Dutch oven with water and bring to a rolling boil. Add baking soda to the water.
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.
Rinse shrimp under cold water; drain.
Pile shrimp into a large bowl.
Serve with side dishes of garlic butter, steamed rice, a salad, and a crusty loaf of French bread.