Tips When Cooking Frozen Shrimp Without Losing the Flavor

Shrimps are best cooked and served fresh. But there are some cases wherein it must be kept frozen in order to keep its flavor once it is time to be cooked. Nonetheless, there are still a lot of advantages when cooking frozen shrimps. This has been the practice of many restaurants since freezing shrimps can make the product last longer without compromising its quality. Aside from that, these are also conventional at requires less time to cook at the same time. Since you can already purchase frozen shrimps on your local groceries, you should also know the right ways on cooking frozen shrimps as well.

As long as you have all the right materials and ingredients, it would be hassle-free to cook these frozen shrimps. What you need is a cooking pot, tongs, and a sharp knife. As for the ingredients, aside from the frozen shrimp, you must also prepare salt and lemon juice.

When preparing to cook the shrimps have a small basin and fill it with the water from your faucet. Put the frozen product directly on the basin. It would only take 15 to 20 minutes before it defrosts. Once it has defrosted completely, you can start to peel frozen shrimp. You should start peeling from the inner areas up to the ends. By the time that all of the skin or shell has been removed you can also take off the tail of the shrimp as well. Collect all the shrimp skin in a different plastic container and dispose it immediately. It may give a stench in your kitchen if you keep it along with the rest of the trash. Meanwhile, back to the peeled shrimps, put it in a clean container. Get a couple of fresh lemons and cut it in half. Directly squeeze the juice after you peel frozen shrimp. Let it stand before you start using the shrimps for the dish that you desire to make.

After completing these steps, you are now ready to cook the shrimp. Place it on a cooking pot filled with boiling water. Put a little bit of salt as you boil the shrimps. You can still put lemon juice while it boils if you want to add more flavors. The shrimps can be cooked easily so it would only take 5 to 10 minutes before it is ready to be served. See to it that you do not overcook the shrimps or else the flavor and the nice texture will be lost.