Secrets and recipes for cooking delicious shrimp. Master Class # 30

Secrets and recipes for cooking delicious shrimp. Master Class # 30

Shrimps are rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements, contain a balanced composition of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. And they are also well absorbed by the body. Secrets and recipes for cooking delicious shrimp.

They are delicious as part of complex dishes, but also by themselves without additional ingredients. Shrimps cook very quickly. You just need to know a few important nuances.

Shrimp are very tender and require delicate handling.

#1. The shrimp should be thawed on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator for several hours. So seafood retains its beneficial properties and pleasant taste. They do not need to be filled with warm water, left at room temperature or kept under hot water.
#2. To improve the taste, spices and spices are added to the water for cooking shrimp. Bay leaf, black pepper, ginger, garlic, lemon and fresh herbs are well suited.
#3. It is better to put shrimps only in boiling water, otherwise all valuable substances and vitamins will pass into the broth. But if you plan a shrimp soup, then you can add them before boiling.
#4. It is not recommended to subject shrimps to prolonged heat treatment, since they become stiff and rubbery at the same time. Carefully read the recommendations on the cooking time on the product packaging.
#5. You can clean the shrimp both before cooking and after — when they cool down.

 (1) – People have come to realize the importance of seafood in our diet. Numerous studies have proved that some of the best sources of excellent fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals that promote health can be found in seafood. It is unfortunate that it took so many years for the health benefits of seafood to be realized. In the future, an increase in lifestyle-related diseases, the majority of which are a result of dietary habits, is expected in both developed and developing countries (Daar et al., 2007). There is evidence that increased consumption of seafood and bioactive components derived from fish, shellfish, and seaweed could have a positive impact on the health of people around the world. Thus, the role of seafood in the maintenance and enhancement of health may grow stronger, given the problem of lifestyle-related disease and the local food environment.

1. How much to cook shrimp?

Properly cooked shrimp is a delicacy that can be served with any sauce and side dish. The cooking time depends on the size of the seafood and the degree of readiness.

Frozen unpeeled shrimp after boiling, cook for about 5-7 minutes.

To find out how much to cook boiled-frozen shrimp, it is advisable to read the instructions on the package. They are already ready for use, so they just need to be defrosted. You can boil boiled-frozen shrimp in boiling water for about 3 minutes (depending on the size).

Do not overdo the shrimp, otherwise the meat will be tough. Ready-made seafood floats to the surface, and they just have to be thrown into a colander to drain the water. Then you can peel the shrimp, although some do it before heat treatment.

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Instructions for cooking shrimp:

Rinse the thawed shrimp in a colander under running water — warm or cold, but not hot.
Pour 2.5–3 times more water into a saucepan than the approximate volume of shrimp.
Add salt to the water, bring it to a boil.
Add the bay leaf and any spices, such as peppers, cloves, paprika and allspice, squeeze out the juice of half a lemon. Boil the broth for about 10 minutes.
Lower the shrimp into the pan.
Put the finished shrimp in a colander, and then put it on ice to stop the cooking process.

Shrimp cooked in this way is good to add to salads, soups, sandwiches, sandwiches.

2.Fried shrimp with garlic and rosemary. Secrets and recipes for cooking delicious shrimp.

Try to cook fried king prawns with garlic and rosemary — they turn out very appetizing and satisfying. By the way, king prawns are called because of their size, but you can take any shrimp.


Royal shrimps in a shell 21.16oz
Garlic 4 cloves
Dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable oil to taste
Salt to taste
Cooking method:

Rinse the shrimp in warm water, defrost if necessary. Chop the garlic.
Pour a lot of vegetable oil into the pan and let it heat up.
Fry the garlic and rosemary for 2-3 minutes. Put the shrimp thawed and dried with a paper towel in a frying pan so that they drown in oil.
Fry the shrimp until the shell darkens.
Place the finished shrimp on a paper towel to remove excess fat.
Serve with herbs and lemon. You can fry shrimp in breadcrumbs made of flour, sesame seeds, breadcrumbs, coconut chips or starch, in a shell and without a shell. The dish is prepared very quickly.

3. Steamed shrimp with celery and lemon

Supporters of a healthy diet will like this recipe for shrimp in a steamer.

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Shrimp in a shell 14.11oz
Seasoning for seafood to taste
Lemons 1/2 pc.
Carrots 1/2 pc.
Celery 3 stalks
Onion 1 pc.
Butter 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

Sprinkle the washed, unpeeled shrimps with seafood seasoning and leave for a few minutes so that they are soaked in the aroma of spices and fragrant herbs.
Place the shrimp on the bottom of the steamer basket in a uniform layer.
Place lemon slices, carrot, celery and onion slices on top. Lemon gives the shrimp freshness, and vegetables set off their taste, making seafood more savory and delicious.
Cook the shrimp for a couple of 7-9 minutes, then cool, peel and serve with a sauce of melted butter mixed with lemon juice.
Various snacks and salads with steamed shrimp are very tasty.

4.Grilled shrimp. Secrets and recipes for cooking delicious shrimp.

Serve grilled shrimp well right on the skewers in hot form along with salsa. By the way, you can see the recipe for this Mexican sauce here.


Shrimps peeled with a tail 10.58oz
Olive oil 1/2 cup
Lemons 1 pc.
Garlic 3 cloves
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Parsley 1 tablespoon

Wash the thawed shrimps and dry them with a paper towel.
Prepare the marinade: grate the lemon zest and squeeze out the juice, pour in olive oil, add chopped garlic, salt, pepper, mix. Soak the shrimp in the marinade and refrigerate for an hour. Soak wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes. Skewer the shrimp on the skewers.
Place the shrimp kebab on the grill or grill, leaving a little space between the skewers for air circulation.
Sprinkle the shrimp with any oil, sprinkle with your favorite spices, add salt and fry for 2 minutes on each side. Garnish the fried shrimp with fresh parsley leaves.

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5.Baked shrimp in the oven with spices

Prawns baked in the oven are tender and fragrant. We share a simple way to prepare them.


Shrimp in a shell 14.11oz
Butter 2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon
Garlic 2 cloves
Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Pre-defrost the shrimp.
Prepare the sauce: heat butter and vegetable oil in a frying pan with chopped garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Put the washed shrimps on a baking sheet and pour the sauce over them.
Bake the shrimp for 5-10 minutes in an oven preheated to 392F.
Instead of sauce, you can put pieces of butter on the shrimp, sprinkle them with herbs and any seasonings, using your imagination.

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6. Stewed shrimp with parsley and dill. Secrets and recipes for cooking delicious shrimp.

Such shrimp can be added to a vegetable stew or served as an independent dish with rice on the side.


Shrimps peeled 17.64oz
Butter 3 tablespoons
Garlic 3 cloves
Chopped dill 1/2 tablespoon
Chopped parsley 1/2 tablespoon
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Rinse the thawed shrimp, dry it lightly with a towel and let it dry in the air.
At this time, fry the chopped garlic and herbs in butter.
Add the shrimp to the pan and brown them until nicely browned for about 2 minutes.
Fill the contents of the pan with water and simmer for 5-7 minutes. And then drain the water and serve with a side dish.

7. Spicy pickled shrimp. Secrets and recipes for cooking delicious shrimp.

When you get tired of shrimp rolls, soups and salads, try marinating shrimp — you will certainly enjoy this unusual snack.

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Shrimps peeled 35 pcs.
Bay leaf 2 pcs.
Garlic 2 cloves
Salt to taste
Black pepper with peas 4 pcs.
Coriander to taste
Cumin to taste
For the marinade:

Vinegar 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable oil to taste

Add the shrimp to boiling salted water with bay leaf and boil for about 3 minutes.
Drain the water, cool the shrimp and transfer to a small saucepan.
Add chopped garlic, chopped parsley, coriander, peppercorns, cloves, cumin to the shrimp.
Pour 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a saucepan, add salt and pour vegetable oil.
Pickled shrimps are ready the next day — you can eat them as an independent snack, make pizza with shrimps and other dishes from them.

Shrimp can be stewed in a slow cooker, baked in an aerogrill, boiled in a pressure cooker, fried in batter or boiled in beer. You can invent a variety of ways to cook shrimp and serve them with delicious sauces. Enjoy your meal!

(1)  – Seafood Consumption and Components for Health. Ryota Hosomi, Munehiro Yoshida, and Kenji Fukunaga.