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Fresh-Cooked Shrimp

Ingredients
6 c. water
2 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. mixed pickling spices
2 stalks of celery
2 lbs. fresh or frozen shrimp in shells
COCKTAIL SAUCE:
3/4 c. chili sauce
2 to 4 tbsp. lemon juice
2 to 3 tbsp. horseradish
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. grated onion
Few drops Tabasco sauce

Preparation:
Combine water, salt, vinegar, bay leaves, spices and celery; bring to boiling. Add shrimp (in shells, or peeled and cleaned). Cover; heat to boiling, then lower heat and simmer gently until shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes. Drain. If cooked in shell, peel shrimp; remove vein that runs down back. For appetizer, chill; pass Cocktail Sauce. Makes 4 or 5 servings. Combine ingredients; add salt to taste. Chill. Serve with shrimp. Makes 1 cup.