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How do you keep shrimp from curling up?

CindyJ | Dec 8, 200908:01 AM

It seems that whenever I see a shrimp cocktail served in a restaurant, the shrimp are always plump and gently curved, yet, whenever I cook up a batch of shrimp they always get tightly curled. I defrost them first, then put them into boiling water, let the water return to a boil and cook them a minute or two longer. Then, when they're finished cooking, I drain them into a collander and run cold water over them. Is there something I can do differently to have them retain more of their original shape? Thanks!

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