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Boiling shrimp for 55 to 70 minutes?

drongo | Nov 16, 201302:17 PM

I am looking at the shrimp jambalaya recipe in a reprint of the 1901 "Picayune's Creole Cook Book"

The recipe calls for boiling the shrimp for 20 minutes, then for another 5 minutes with the vegetables before adding rice, and finally another 30-45 minutes after adding the rice. See attached scan of the recipe. That's 55 to 70 minutes total!

I'm used to cooking shrimp for only 5 minutes to avoid rubber.

Has anyone tried boiling shrimp for an hour? Does it eventually become tender again if boiled for long enough?

Perhaps the shrimp in 1901 were of a more robust nature?

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