SHRIMP: Tips On How To Cook This Seafood Perfectly

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How to cook shrimp perfectly?

Know how to cook shrimp perfectly, one of the most popular and most-loved kinds of seafood and here are the tips.

Shrimps are known to be high in protein while they have low calories. Aside from this, you can cook them in a flash.

Here are the tips you must know about cooking this kind of seafood. One tip is to cook them in a large pan in order to avoid crowding.

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Cleaning

In cleaning the shrimps, either you want to cook them peeled or unpeeled, one must know these tips from Taste of Home. Remove the dark-colored veins inside the shrimps and rinse them in cold water.

Say no to raw

Avoid eating raw shrimps because they contain bacteria that can cause unpleasant reactions. On the other hand, overcooked shrimps can be tough and chewy, according to Reader’s Digest.

Cook it right

The color of the shrimps will determine the time when you need to take them out of the heat. An article from RD stated that perfectly cooked shrimp is firm enough to curl without being constricted. Also, be sure to see them in opaque pinky color with a sheen. Overcooked shrimps, on the other hand, have matte white or gray color.

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Photo source: RD

Here’s a sample of a shrimp recipe that you can share with your family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked pasta or rice (we like it with zoodles, too)

Instructions:

  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat and add the oil (or combination of oil and butter).
  • Add the shrimps and cook for about two minutes, stirring often, until the shrimp just start to turn pink.
  • Add the garlic, lemon juice, and salt

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