"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fish & Seafood
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
How Long Do You Boil Shrimp?

How long do you boil shrimp??

__________________

__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
abjcooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: London
Posts: 1,458
Just for a few minutes until they just turn pink. About 5-7 minutes
__________________

__________________
Go Sooners
abjcooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
Head Chef
 
abjcooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: London
Posts: 1,458
Depending on the size of the shrimp (if they are small) it could be a little less time
__________________
Go Sooners
abjcooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
Executive Chef
 
marmalady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,SouthCarolina
Posts: 2,642
I don't actually 'boil' at all. I mix a seasoning mixture of Old bay, lemons cut up, and bay leaf with water, bring that to a boil and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes; then drop the shrimp in, turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 5 or so minutes, til all the shrimp are pink . Make sure you have enough water to cover all the shrimp, and you might want to peek and give the shrimp a stir to make sure they're all cooking.


I guarantee this'll be the most tender shrimp you've ever had!

PS - If the shrimp are very cold to start, you can bring the water back up to a simmer after you've added the shrimp, then turn off heat and cover.
__________________
marmalady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2005, 11:00 AM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,724
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
I will have to agree with marmalady's timing. Big shrimp don't even take that long - maybe 2-3 minutes with the water at a rolling boil.

Once they float to the surface remove them - they will still continue cooking once you take them out.
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Thank you, all!!
__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2005, 02:29 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 8,493
Once again, I'm with Marm!


I dont boil.. I get the water boiling and infused with flavor, add the shrimp, take OFF the heat and let sit until done. How long depends on the size of the shrimp.

If you are serving them hot, remember to account for carry-over cooking time.

BOILING protein makes it tough.
__________________
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2005, 03:02 PM   #8
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
If you want a good change of pace, try pan frying them. I heat some butter in the pan, season with Old Bay seasoning and give 'em a few minutes on each side. As the others said, until they turn pink (shrimp are accommodating that way - they have sort of a built-in thermometer).
__________________
...and that's the way it is in northern Minnesota.
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2005, 04:12 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
ironchef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The SPAM eating capital of the world.
Posts: 3,558
Or braise them in Olive Oil or Butter. Not the cheapest way or healthiest way, but lots of flavor.
__________________
"Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
ironchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2005, 04:28 PM   #10
Senior Cook
 
lutzzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Seattle/Edmonds
Posts: 177
Something I was taught by my next door neighbor lady, that helps me anyway.. is the old "C" and "O" rule.

That is.. cook your shrimp/prawns whatever way you cook them (other than on a skewer on the grill of course), until they JUST form a "C".. if they curl up more, into an "O",..they will be overdone.
__________________

__________________
"Never order chicken-fried steak in a cafe that doesn't have a jukebox."
lutzzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Cooking News & Tips Straight to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Cooking info to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]