Spiced Shrimp

Spiced shrimp.
  • 1-1/2 pounds shrimp, fresh or frozen
  • 1 bunch celery tops
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed bay leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole allspice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole red peppers
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole black peppers
  • 3/4 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  1. Wash shrimp but do not remove shells.
  2. Tie the celery, parsley and spices in a piece of cheesecloth.
  3. To the water add vinegar, salt and bag of seasonings.
  4. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  5. Add shrimp, cover and return to boiling point; simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Drain, peel and remove sand veins.
  7. Serve with a cocktail sauce.
Serves 6.

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