Poached Shrimp

This recipe from Lucy Buffett takes mere minutes to make
Spicy Shrimp Cevice

Lucy Buffett

This recipe from Gumbo Love is courtesy of Lucy Buffett. It is a simple way to impart great flavor when cooking peeled shrimp.

“It takes only a few minutes, so be careful not to overcook the shrimp. Poaching lets them absorb the flavors from the poaching liquid, which is called court bouillon in fancy French cooking and typically uses wine. Staying in step with my beloved Gulf Coastal, Caribbean, and Mexican influences, I use tequila or rum!” — Lucy Buffett

 

8
Servings
651
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Pounds pounds large wild-caught headless Gulf shrimp in the shell
  • 8 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup tequila or rum
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 4 fresh cilantro sprigs

Directions

Peel and devein the shrimp. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Place the water in a large heavy skillet or saucepan. Add the tequila, lemon, onion, garlic, salt, peppercorns, and cilantro. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes.

Reduce the heat until the liquid is simmering. Add the shrimp, cover, and cook for 3 minutes only! Pour the shrimp into a strainer and immediately cover with ice. When the shrimp are cool, remove and discard the lemon rounds, garlic, and cilantro. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

Adapted from Gumbo Love by Lucy Buffett (Grand Central, 2017)

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
27g
30%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
138g
100%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
203mg
20%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
18g
72%
Folate, total
561µg
100%
Iron, Fe
50mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
164mg
51%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
18mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
629mg
90%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
191mg
13%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
177g
7%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%