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.