Shrimp is a delicious source of lean protein. The only downside is that it is high in cholesterol. If you only eat shrimp once in a while I would suggest spending a little extra for the wild shrimp and the larger size. This simple recipe is great because you can add the shrimp to recipes like the Caesar Salad or toss a few in with the Kale-Miso Soup. You can also squeeze some fresh lemon or lime juice all over them and dip in Chipotle Salsa for a great appetizer.
Some recipes call for adding spices, vinegar and lemon to the poaching water. I do not disagree with the idea of flavoring the water but I also don't taste much difference when doing so.