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Spicy Boiled Shrimp

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  Peppercorns 10
  Whole cloves 4
  Bay leaves 3
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Celery seeds 1⁄8 Teaspoon, dried
  Dried thyme 1 Dash, dried
  Water 2 1⁄2 Quart
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lime 1 , halved
  Lemon 1 , halved
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Shrimp 3 Pound, unpeeled (Large Or Jumbo Sized)

Combine the first 9 ingredients in a doubled cheesecloth bag; tie securely with a string.
Bring 2 1/2 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven.
Add salt, lime, lemon, garlic, and herb bag; return to a boil, and boil 2 to 3 minutes.
Add shrimp, and return to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes.
Drain well; rinse with cold water.
Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on, if desired.

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