Yesterday, Michele was in east San Jose for a meeting and brought home this great lunch which we just ate standing up at the kitchen counter. She went into a Vietnamese take out place and got two spring rolls for $2.00 (US). In front of the market (store?; restaurant?) a couple of guys were selling live shrimp from the Santa Cruz area for $5.00 (US, again) a pound. They said to put the alive shrimp in a pot of boiling water for about one minute – no more than one and half minutes.
We did exactly that and they were the best shrimp I have ever had. In sushi bars, they sometimes call cooked shrimp "sweet shrimp"; now I know what they mean.