Saturday, January 24, 2009

Golden Boiled Shrimp

Since I've discovered our son can eat shrimp -- his dad has a shellfish allergy -- I've been really excited to share my love of seafood with someone else living under our roof! Even though these shrimp were a bit spicy, our boy enjoyed their flavors and ate as much as I did! Half the amount of spices if you're leery, because you can always add more if you prefer. The addition of turmeric gives these shrimp a nice golden hue.

1.5 # shrimp, peeled and deveined
3-4 cups water
2 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp cayenne
1 Tbsp turmeric
5-6 bay leaves
2 Tbs ground coriander
2 Tbs fresh oregano leaves
pinch of salt

Bring water with spices up to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and stir in the shrimp. Cover and cook about five minutes or until the shrimp become firm and opaque.

Note: The shrimp taste better boiled whole in the shell but for the sake of feeding the little one I went ahead with peeled and deveined shrimp.


Joie de vivre said...

So do you make this when your husband is out of town, or does he just sit with his little face pressed against the window eating his tuna fish sandwich as you and your son enjoy this rockin' shrimp stew?

asata (a.k.a. Life Chef) said...

LOL! That's funny. Actually I think he was at work so the boy and I had our glutton-fest all to ourselves.

Spicy Wifey said...

This looks so good!