Perfect chilled shrimp

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6
Perfect chilled shrimp
(Los Angeles Times)

Bring water, wine, vinegar, onion, carrot, celery, peppercorns, thyme, bay leaves and salt to boil in medium pot, covered. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add shrimp, cover again and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat and steep, covered, 4 minutes. Remove shrimp from liquid and chill well, at least 1 hour 30 minues, before serving.

Serve this chilled shrimp with you favorite cocktail sauce or other dip. For large shrimp, about 16 to 24 per pound, steeping time is about 4 minutes.

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