How to Cook With Precooked Shrimp

If cooking with shrimp is simple, then choosing precooked shrimp cuts the prep time down even more. Reheating precooked shrimp only takes a few minutes or you can eat it raw, making it a great meal option for busy evenings. Shrimp is low in fat and high in protein. According to Livestrong Daily Plate, a 3 oz. serving of shrimp yields 60 calories, 0 g of fat and 13 g of protein. Shrimp are high in cholesterol though, with one serving racking up 35 percent of your daily recommended allowance for cholesterol.

Easy Shrimp Cocktail

Step 1

Thaw frozen precooked shrimp overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Remove any remaining shells or tails from the precooked shrimp.

Step 3

Arrange shrimp on a platter or around a goblet.

Step 4

Mix up cocktail dipping sauce for the shrimp. Add 1 to 2 tbsp. of horseradish to one cup of ketchup. Add more horseradish sauce to the cocktail sauce if it is not as spicy as you would like it to be.

Step 5

Serve shrimp cocktail with lemon wedges.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

Step 1

Saute garlic in the olive oil using a non-stick frying pan over medium heat for one to three minutes.

Step 2

Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and additional seasoning if desired, such as paprika, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano or parsley.

Step 3

Toss the shrimp into the frying pan and fry for three minutes. The shrimp is already cooked and only needs to be reheated.

Step 4

Serve as-is or as a topping for rice or pasta. Additionally, skip step three and pour the sauce over cold shrimp. Serve as a cold appetizer.

Shrimp Scampi

Step 1

Saute garlic in 3 tbsp.of butter.

Step 2

Add minced garlic, lemon juice and white wine. Also add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Step 3

Fry the shrimp in the mixture for three minutes.

Step 4

Serve shrimp scampi over a bed of angel-hair pasta or linguine. Shave Parmesan cheese over the dish and serve warm.

Things You'll Need

  • Non-stick frying pan

  • 1 lb. of shrimp

  • Ketchup

  • Horseradish sauce

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 3 tsp. minced garlic

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup white wine (optional)

  • Salt and pepper

  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

  • Rice or pasta


Try adding precooked shrimp to stir-fries, cold salads and noodle dishes.


Eating raw or undercooked seafood increases your risk of developing a food borne illness.

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