Poached Shrimp

Optimized from Bon Appétit Magazine December 2012

 Category: Appetizer

Difficulty: medium for time peeling the shrimp

Time: 45 minutes

Serving: 8 to 10




1 lemon, halved

1 onion, quartered

10 whole black peppercorns

1 bay leaf

2 Tbsp sea salt

2 lbs large uncooked, unpeeled shrimp


Fill a large pot ¾ full with water; squeeze juice from lemon halves into pot and add lemon halves. Add onion and next 3 ingredients to pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium; simmer for 5 minutes for flavors to blend.

Add shrimp; cook until just opaque in center, 2-3 minutes. Drain and transfer shrimp to a large bowl of ice water; let cool

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