One of the most popular ways to prepare shrimp is to boil them, and we owe the recipe to the French idea of courtbouillon (coo-bee-on).
The idea is to quick-cook seafood in a seasoned broth.
Please don’t give in to the temptation of using a commercial boil. Instead, make a seasoning mix all your own.
Add a chopped onion, whole black pepper corns, red pepper flakes, salt, lots of salt, chopped jalapeno peppers, a bottle of white wine, cinnamon sticks, dried orange peel, halved lemons or limes.
Make up your own combination, and you will amaze your guests.