How to Microwave Already-Cooked Shrimp

...

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Shrimp

  • Microwave-safe bowl or dish

  • Plastic wrap

Tip

Combine shrimp with leftover rice for a quick and healthy meal.

Make a shrimp omelet by filling eggs with warmed shrimp and cheddar cheese.

Serve a warm shrimp Caesar salad by placing heated shrimp on top of romaine lettuce garnished with croutons and Parmesan cheese.

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Load comments
PARTNER & LICENSEE OF THE LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy. The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.