Brined Lemon-Poached ShrimpdownloadEmail This Post

Brined Lemon-Poached Shrimp

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes • Serves: 8

1pound raw 21-25 count tail-on peeled and deveined shrimp
1tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4teaspoon baking soda
2lemons, zested and quartered
1quart cold water

1. In large bowl, toss shrimp, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda; cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.

2. In medium saucepot, cook lemons, lemon zest, water, shrimp and remaining 1 tablespoon salt over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque throughout, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain water at barely steaming or 170°; drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Transfer shrimp mixture to bowl; cover and refrigerate.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
51 Calories, 1g Fat (0g Saturated), 91mg Cholesterol, 687mg Sodium, 1g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 10g Protein

Chef Tip:
Brining the shrimp in salt and baking soda keeps the shrimp juicy with a crisp, firm texture.