Shrimp Boil with Spicy Butter Sauce

Ingredients:(Shrimp Boil with Spicy Butter Sauce)

1 1/2 quart(s) water
1/4 cup(s) vinegar
1/2 lemon, cut into thin slices
2 cloves garlic, smashed
5 tablespoon(s) Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon(s) peppercorns
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1 1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne
4 bay leaves, crumbled
2 pound(s) large shrimp, in their shells
1/2 pound(s) unsalted butter
4 teaspoon(s) Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice

Directions:(Shrimp Boil with Spicy Butter Sauce)

  1. In a large pot, combine the water, vinegar, lemon slices, garlic, Old Bay Seasoning, peppercorns, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/4 teaspoon of the cayenne and the bay leaves. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the shrimp to the pot. Cover and bring back to a boil. Then continue boiling, partially covered, until the shrimp are just done, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a small stainless-steel saucepan, melt the butter. Remove the pan from the heat and add the Worcestershire sauce, the lemon juice and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cayenne. Divide the sauce among four small bowls. Serve the shrimp with the butter dipping sauce.
  4. Wine Recommendation: Pop open a cold beer for this one, or be adventurous and try pairing the spiciness of the shrimp boil with a palate-cleansing, refreshing sparkling wine from California or Australia.

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