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Florida Shrimp Cocktail

Florida Shrimp CocktailRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (2-ounce) bag prepared shrimp boil
2 teaspoons salt
1 Florida onion, sliced
2 quarts water
1 Florida lemon, sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 pounds large Florida shrimp, peeled, tails on

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except shrimp, in a 4-quart sauce pan. Bring to a boil on high heat. Add shrimp and reduce heat to medium-high. Simmer 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turn pink and opaque throughout. Do not overcook.
  2. Drain shrimp and cover with ice to chill. Serve in a martini glass or on a flat plate; garnish with parsley and lemon slices.
  3. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 220; Calories From Fat: 25; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 445mg; Total Carbs: 0g; Protein: 47g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.