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Shrimp Cocktail

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 pounds of shrimp (25 count)
1/8 heaping cup of salt
1/4 C sugar
1 C water
2 C ice
Old bay
Olive oil


Place metal bowl or cookie sheet in freezer (to cool hot shrimp after cooking)

Dissolve sugar and salt in water

Add ice to cool

Add shell on deveined shrimp to brine

refrigerate for 20 minutes

Preheat foil lined broiler pan for 5 minutes on high broil

Rinse and dry shrimp

Add 1-2 T olive oil to large bowl, add shrimp and sprinkle with Old Bay.

Toss and add more Old Bay until desired seasoning amount is added

Add shrimp in a single layer to broiler pan

Broil for 2 minutes, turn shrimp with tongs

Broil for additional minute

Transfer to cold cookie sheet or bowl

Leave in freezer for 5-15 minutes

Do not leave in freezer for more than 15 minutes or freezing may occur

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