Fill a big pot with water, add about 1 cup of the spice blends and bring to boil. You can try just the mild spice blend, just the hot or a combination of the two. Experiment with how much you add and in no time you’ll have the perfect amount for your taste buds.
When the water is at a boil, add the shrimp and cook for 5-7 minutes. Pull one out and taste for consistency and if not quite done, add another minute or two but don’t overcook them.
Drain them in a colander and cover them immediately with ice until chilled.
Serve in a bowl or on a platter with cocktail sauce but in my opinion, they don’t need the cocktail sauce. They are good enough on their own without it.