Savory Starters

"I Wanna Iguana" Boiled Shrimp

This is a Jacksonville Beach favorite...make 'em as hot as you 'kin stand! Invite all your friends and keep lots of cold ones on hand to quench your thirst, but don't blame us if you make a ninny of yourself. Pura vida, baby!


• 5 lbs. fresh shrimp headed (or scale recipe accordingly)
• 1/4 cup salt
• 8 oz. Old Bay or Old Florida Seasoning
• 4 oz. Iguana Red Cayenne Pepper Sauce (or Iguana XXX Habanero Pepper Sauce if you like it hot)
• 2 1/2 oz. lemon juice
• 1 large or 2 med. onions cut into wedges
• 1 oz. course black pepper
• 1 tbsp. olive oil (as virgin as you can find)


Fill pot 1/2 full of water (1/2 gal. water in 1 gal. pot). Add all seasonings and bring water to a raging boil. Add shrimp and cook 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until shrimp float to top (whichever comes first, but definitely don&'t overcook shrimp). Drain and serve on a bed of crushed ice topped with lettuce leaves, lots of cold beer and good company.