How to prepare shrimp?

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How to prepare shrimp? Shrimp have a delicate seafood flavor that goes well with spices and sauces. You can quickly prepare shrimp, making them a great choice for weekend dinners or other meals. The shrimp are delicious boiled, sautéed in the pan or grilled. Follow our easy methods and recipes.

There are different ways on how to prepare shrimp, boiled, fried, or grilled, keep reading to find out how to prepare shrimp?

1. How to prepare shrimp by boiling

Boiled shrimp

Take out your shrimp from the fridge at least 20 minutes before. Rinse and let stand for a few more minutes. You have the choice whether or not to remove the shell.

Boil a large pot of water, then add the shrimp to the pan. The water must cover all the shrimp.

Leave in boiling water for 2 minutes. Then remove the closed pan from the heat while keeping the shrimp in the water.

Leave them for 10 minutes. Notice that they have turned pink.

Drain and serve.

2. How to prepare shrimp by frying

Fried shrimp

Take the shrimp out of the fridge, rinse with cold water, then peel them off, or leave them in the shell too. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan and then add shrimp, taking care not to crowd the frying pan, fry the first side for two minutes, and then turn it over to fry the second side, remove it from the heat and serve hot.

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3. How to prepare shrimp by grilling

Grilled shrimp

Prepare your barbecue first.

Take the shrimp out of the fridge, clean and rinse, and let them dry.

Use wooden or metal skewers and pierce the shrimp right through.

Cut onions, bell peppers, or other vegetables if desired and alternate with the shrimp.

Brush with oil and seasonings.

Place the shrimp skewers on the barbecue. Cook each side for 3 minutes.

4. Other recipes on how to prepare shrimp

Sautéed shrimp

Shrimp sautéed in garlic and parsley is a classic recipe so simple and quick to make. To prepare shrimp sautéed, you will need the following ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 500 g large peeled shrimp
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 pinch of paprika (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (or more)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or more if you want more sauce)

Preparation:

Rinse your shrimp in cold water and wipe them to dry.

In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat.

Brown the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until they turn pink. Be careful, do not cook them for a long time; otherwise, they will become rubbery.

Salt and pepper according to your taste, mix.

Add the garlic, a pinch of paprika if you use it, and the butter to the pan. Let brown 2 minutes while mixing.

Add the parsley, mix everything, and remove from the heat. Enjoy your meal!

5. How to prepare shrimp in red sauce?

Ingredients:

  • 500 g or more of raw shrimp (fresh or frozen), shelled with or without tails
  • 400 g fresh tomatoes (or 1 large can of whole or diced tomatoes, peeled, with the juice)
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or according to your taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (or parsley or any other aromatic herb depending on your taste)
  • Olive oil

Preparation:

Prepare your ingredients

Peel and chop the cloves of garlic.

Chop the coriander.

If you are using fresh tomatoes, peel them. Cut them in half, remove the seeds and crush them using a fork (you can also use a blender to chop them coarsely).

Prepare the tomato sauce

In a large pan or heavy-bottomed casserole dish, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Brown the garlic gently for a few moments.

Add the tomatoes, bay leaf, and spices. Mix and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the shrimp and cook for about 10 minutes. Do not cover; it is a question of evaporating the water of the tomatoes while they cook to have a thick sauce.

At the end of cooking, sprinkle with the aromatic herbs and serve immediately with bread, pasta, rice, or potatoes (which you will have cooked at the same time as cooking your shrimps in tomato sauce).

Enjoy your meal!

Originally published on Live Positively.