To serve, I usually just buy my favorite bottled cocktail or chili sauce and add an extra teaspoon or so of prepared horseradish and a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Perfect Boiled ShrimpRecipe adapted from Emeril's.com
1 large lemon, halved
4 quarts water
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
2 pounds jumbo shrimp in the shell (16-20 count)
Squeeze the juice from the lemon into a large pot and add the halves to the pot. Add the water, bay leaves, salt, cayenne, and Old Bay Seasoning. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Add the shrimp. Return to a boil and then immediately remove the pan from the heat. Cover, and let stand for 4. Scoop shrimp out place in a an ice bath to stop the cooking for 1 minute. Remove and serve with your favorite cocktail sauce, some sliced lemons and plenty of napkins!
Yield: 4 servings