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How to Microwave Already-Cooked Shrimp

by
author image Beth Rifkin
Based in San Francisco, Beth Rifkin has been writing health- and fitness-related articles since 2005. Her bylines include "Tennis Life," "Ms. Fitness," "Triathlon Magazine," "Inside Tennis," "American Fitness" and others. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.
How to Microwave Already-Cooked Shrimp
Cooked shrimp are simple to reheat in the microwave. Photo Credit Zedcor Wholly Owned/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images

Shrimp is a nutritious and versatile food that can be used in numerous dishes, such as quesadillas, pasta or salads, with rice or as a bruschetta topping. Shrimp can be purchased fresh or frozen, cooked or uncooked. If you are using frozen cooked shrimp, then it is better to thaw the shrimp in the refrigerator or submerged in water than to put them in the microwave, since the microwave will further cook the shrimp. However, if you have leftover cooked shrimp or cold cooked shrimp that you would like to serve warm, then utilizing the microwave is an ideal choice.

Step 1

Place the cold cooked shrimp into a microwave-safe bowl or casserole dish.

Step 2

Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap and put the shrimp into your microwave.

Step 3

Cook the shrimp on high for one to two minutes, or until they are hot through the center. Microwave cooking times will vary.

Step 4

Remove the shrimp from the microwave when they are hot and allow them to cool for several minutes before serving.

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