How to Cook Uncooked Shrimp

Have you ever remember the last time you have eaten shrimps? Probably your mouth starts to water now that you are reliving the past. Truly, shrimps are the best when it comes to parties, dinner events and other social gathering. Shrimps are tasty and healthy too. This is the reason why there have been a lot of people who would want to know the techniques on how to cook uncooked shrimps properly.

For sure you will be surprise to know that are different ways to cook shrimps. They can be cooked through boiling, using the barbeque grill, oven and microwave.


  • shrimps
  • water
  • butter
  • foil
  • microwave
  • stove
  • grill


  1. One of the most common ways of cooking frozen shrimp with white spots is through boiling. However, you must be careful if this method is done improperly this can lead to tasteless and rubbery shrimps which is awful to eat. The trick when it comes to cooking shrimps is not to boil them quite too long. For medium-size shrimps, just boil them for about 3 minutes only. For large shrimps, boil approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Another way to cook shrimps will be wrapping them in foil and add couple of chunks of butter right on top. Bake the shrimps for about 375 degree inside an oven. Wait for at least 5 minutes for them to cook. When the shrimps are cooked in this manner it can give the shrimps a full and moist flavor to the dish.
  3. If you love using your microwave, you can choose to use this one. This will make the shrimps cook a bit faster. But the downside of using the microwave is that the shrimps are overcooked easily. Therefore, it is a must to follow through the cooking procedure when it comes to using the microwave.
  4. What about grilling the shrimps? Well, all you need to do is use skewers in order to cook the shrimps. This will keep the shrimps in tact and avoid falling off from the rack. What you need to do is get hold of some butter and place a couple of shrimps in a skewer and brush them all up with butter. Always remember, shrimps are quite easy and fast to cook. Therefore, you need to keep on turning the skewers to give both sides of the shrimps an even heat to cook them properly.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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