Best Recipe: Shrimp Cocktail

Cook’s Notes: We made these brined and broiled shrimp for a dinner party recently, and they have fabulous flavor. The homemade cocktail sauce is a nice touch, too, not too sweet. Alton Brown is a genius in the kitchen. I’ll never boil shrimp again.

You’ll need 1 lb package frozen jumbo shell-on shrimp (21 to 26), deveined (such as the packages sold at Trader Joe’s). Thaw frozen shrimp according to package directions. Rinse in cool water. Drain well.

Follow the instructions given in Alton Brown, Good Eats,, notes from the “Crustacean Nation” episode