3 pounds fresh or frozen extra large shrimp in shells
6 cups water
2 lemons, cut into wedges
3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, keeping tails intact. In 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven combine water, lemons, and seasoning. Bring to boil. Add shrimp; remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain shrimp.* Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
*Diva Do-Ahead: At this point, you can let cool completely, transfer to a zipper-top plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 2 days.