Brining’s not just for poultry—it’s also a great technique for shrimp, say hounds. It does wonders for farmed shrimp in particular, giving them a firm “pop in the mouth” feel, says scubadoo97. Brine only if you’ll use a dry cooking method (e.g., sautéing or grilling). Shrimp should soak in the brine for no more than 20 to 30 minutes. Read instructions for brining shrimp here (scroll down). chowser likes Alton Brown’s recipe for shrimp cocktail, which involves brining, then broiling, the shrimp.
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