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3 Ways To Prepare Shrimpūüć§

posted in Food & Drink > Recipes
02/26/2015
  • Prepare the Shrimpūüć§

  • 1‚É£Choose fresh/frozen shrimp. Most markets carry fresh & frozen shrimp. If you choose fresh shrimp, the flesh should be translucent white & the shell should be light grey. Be sure the shrimp is not leaking liquid. Frozen shrimp comes precooked or uncooked. These methods are for uncooked shrimp.
    1‚É£Choose fresh/frozen shrimp. Most markets carry fresh & frozen shrimp. If you choose fresh shrimp, the flesh should be translucent white & the shell should be light grey. Be sure the shrimp is not leaking liquid. Frozen shrimp comes precooked or uncooked. These methods are for uncooked shrimp.
  • 2‚É£Choose shrimp with or without shells. Fresh shrimp are often sold pre-peeled. If you buy shrimp with shells, you will have to peel them yourself.
    2‚É£Choose shrimp with or without shells. Fresh shrimp are often sold pre-peeled. If you buy shrimp with shells, you will have to peel them yourself.
  • 3‚É£Devein the shrimp. Devein the shrimp after they have been peeled. It's easier to devein shrimp before they are cooked.
    3‚É£Devein the shrimp. Devein the shrimp after they have been peeled. It's easier to devein shrimp before they are cooked.
  • Method 1
    Boil shrimp

  • 1‚É£Prepare the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator about 20 minutes before you plan to cook them. Rinse them with cool water and allow them to sit at room temperature. Shrimp can be boiled with their peels on or after they have been peeled.
    1‚É£Prepare the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator about 20 minutes before you plan to cook them. Rinse them with cool water and allow them to sit at room temperature. Shrimp can be boiled with their peels on or after they have been peeled.
  • 2‚É£Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the shrimp completely.
    2‚É£Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the shrimp completely.
  • 3‚É£Bring the water to a full, rolling boil on high heat.
    3‚É£Bring the water to a full, rolling boil on high heat.
  • 4‚É£Add the shrimp to the pot. Make sure they are completely submerged
    4‚É£Add the shrimp to the pot. Make sure they are completely submerged
  • 5‚É£Allow the shrimp to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. As the water begins to heat again, watch for small bubbles to break the surface of the water. This will occur after about 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how much water is in the pot. When you see the bubbles, remove the pot from the heat.
    5‚É£Allow the shrimp to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. As the water begins to heat again, watch for small bubbles to break the surface of the water. This will occur after about 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how much water is in the pot. When you see the bubbles, remove the pot from the heat.
  • 6‚É£Cover the pot and steep the shrimp. Allow them to continue cooking in the hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp. They will turn pink when they are finished cooking.
    6‚É£Cover the pot and steep the shrimp. Allow them to continue cooking in the hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp. They will turn pink when they are finished cooking.
  • 7‚É£Drain the shrimp. Pour the shrimp into a strainer or colander to drain them. Serve warm. If you didn't peel your shrimp before cooking them, you can either serve them with the peel on & allow people to peel their own shrimp, or peel the shrimp yourself when they're finished cooking & just serve.
    7‚É£Drain the shrimp. Pour the shrimp into a strainer or colander to drain them. Serve warm. If you didn't peel your shrimp before cooking them, you can either serve them with the peel on & allow people to peel their own shrimp, or peel the shrimp yourself when they're finished cooking & just serve.
  • Method 2
    Sauté shrimp

  • 1‚É£Prepare the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and rinse them under cool water. Shake the excess water from the shrimp. Peel the shrimp if you would like to cook them without the shells. Leave the shells on if you prefer to peel them after they are cooked.
    1‚É£Prepare the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and rinse them under cool water. Shake the excess water from the shrimp. Peel the shrimp if you would like to cook them without the shells. Leave the shells on if you prefer to peel them after they are cooked.
  • 2‚É£Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and swirl it around the pan.
    2‚É£Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and swirl it around the pan.
  • 3‚É£Place the shrimp in the skillet. Arrange them in a single layer, making sure they don't overlap.
    3‚É£Place the shrimp in the skillet. Arrange them in a single layer, making sure they don't overlap.
  • 4‚É£cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes. The side touching the pan will begin to turn pink.
    4‚É£cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes. The side touching the pan will begin to turn pink.
  • 5‚É£Flip the shrimp and cook the other side. Make sure each shrimp gets flipped. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the second side is pink. The shrimp are finished when they have turned bright pink and the flesh is opaque white, rather than translucent.
    5‚É£Flip the shrimp and cook the other side. Make sure each shrimp gets flipped. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the second side is pink. The shrimp are finished when they have turned bright pink and the flesh is opaque white, rather than translucent.
  • 6‚É£remove from heat and serve warm.
    6‚É£remove from heat and serve warm.
  • Method 3
    Grill shrimp

  • 1‚É£prepare the grill. Light a coal or gas grill to medium high heat.
    1‚É£prepare the grill. Light a coal or gas grill to medium high heat.
  • 2‚É£Prepare the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and rinse them in cool water. Shake the excess water from the shrimp.
    2‚É£Prepare the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and rinse them in cool water. Shake the excess water from the shrimp.
  • 3‚É£Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Pierce the skewers through both the tail & the thickest part of the shrimp toward the head.
Metal or wooden skewers are both fine to use. If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes before threading the shrimp onto them.
    3‚É£Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Pierce the skewers through both the tail & the thickest part of the shrimp toward the head.
    Metal or wooden skewers are both fine to use. If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes before threading the shrimp onto them.
  • 4‚É£brush the shrimp with oil. Lightly cover the shrimp with Olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4‚É£brush the shrimp with oil. Lightly cover the shrimp with Olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5‚É£Lay the shrimp skewers on the grill. Cook them on one side for 3 - 4 minutes. Turn them and cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes. The shrimp are done when they're bright pink and the flesh is opaque.
    5‚É£Lay the shrimp skewers on the grill. Cook them on one side for 3 - 4 minutes. Turn them and cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes. The shrimp are done when they're bright pink and the flesh is opaque.
  • 6‚É£remove the shrimp from heat. Take off skewers and serve hot.
    6‚É£remove the shrimp from heat. Take off skewers and serve hot.

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