If you broil your shrimp for cocktails you get even more flavor because we're skipping the ice bath and the water completely. We really like the extra boost of a simple sherry marinade, so if you have some sherry and a few more minutes, give it a try!
~serves 3-5 for appetizers
*1/2 cup sherry
*1/2 cup water
*one pound peeled and deveined shrimp or prawns (about 15 count)
In a bowl, add equal parts sherry and water - we're suggesting 1/2 cup each for a pound of prawns but just use less or more depending on your volume as long as you have equal parts. Soak your shrimp in the sherry/water bath for about 12 minutes. Go ahead and make sure your oven rack is on the second level from the top of the broiler, and preheat on "broil" for the last few minutes of the bath.