Quick and Easy Boiled Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Learn how to make your own boiled shrimp at home! It takes just minutes to make and boiled shrimp can be use for any recipe that calls for cooked shrimp.
Shrimp cook quickly. The secret is to take them out before they turn rubbery and the cool them down to stop the cooking process. You're shrimp will be ready in less than 5 minutes! Easy Peasy. Serve with your favorite cocktail sauce or use them in any recipe that calls for cooked shrimp
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$13
Servings: 1 lb cooked shrimp



  1. Depending on how you are serving your shrimp, you can leave the shells on or off. I peel and devein first and keep the shells for the shrimp boil.
  2. Place the shells from the shrimp in a large sauce pan along with 1 Tbsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and bay leaf. Add 8 cups water and bring to a boil over med/high heat.
  3. Once water boils, add the peeled and deveined shrimp and simmer until pink, about 2-3 minutes depending on size of the shrimp. Drain and transfer cooked shrimp to a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process and let cool.