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GEAUX DJ!
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Boiling headless shrimp on stove
How long to boil for without the shell sticking to the meat? Total rookie boiling shrimp. TIA


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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
Need butter and squeezed whole lemon in water to help prevent sticking

Bring water to boil, put shrimp in, return to boil as fast as you can, cut heat and cover, remove from water after 6-7 minutes

The OP is a rookie. Trying to keep it simple.
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GEAUX DJ!
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
Many thanks. Working on em now. I can boil crawfish, no problem, but I don't wanna screw these shrimp up with the shells sticking.


Kim Jong Ir
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
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Many thanks. Working on em now. I can boil crawfish, no problem, but I don't wanna screw these shrimp up with the shells sticking.




Rouge's advice sounds good to me. I suggest you try it with 2 or 3 test shrimp and then adjust as necessary for the full batch.


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gumbo2176
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
A lot of times when I'm making stuffed bell peppers using a shrimp stuffing I'll just take peeled shrimp out of my freezer, defrost them and boil them like that. No shells to stick to the shrimp.

Every time I buy shrimp, usually in 20 or more lb. quantity, I'll just peel the shrimp, put them in a quart ziplock bag and cover them in water, make sure there's no air left in the bag and freeze them like that.

I got tired of the tails poking holes in the bags.

Bottom line is, Peel them and boil them already peeled.
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
Boil until they turn pink.

Peel off shell.

I have never heard of the shell sticking to the body.

I'm somewhat confused by your question.


The Nino
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
If the shrimp aren't fresh, the shell can get thin and papery, then they can be hard to peel


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Peejack84
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
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I have never heard of the shell sticking to the body.


So you've never had hard to peel shrimp??? Ever??


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NOLAGT
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
They stick when they get overcooked IMO. Shrimp just need to cook to 145deg and they dont take long. Like I do with my crawfish I rather not boil them once I add them to the water. I let them poach and cook slower in the water also allowing time to soak up flavor.


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dobiegil
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re: Boiling headless shrimp on stove
bring water to boil, put shrimp in, bring back to boil, turn off heat and let soak 25 minutes. Done.


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