You generally can’t cook raw shrimp in its frozen state (unless package directions instruct you otherwise), so you need to plan time for thawing.
- Refrigerator Method: Put wrapped frozen raw shrimp in the refrigerator to thaw, with a tray beneath it, to catch the drippings.
- Cold Water Method: Put wrapped frozen raw shrimp in a colander and run cold water over it until it thaws. Or, immerse the package in cold water and change the water approximately every 30 minutes until the shrimp is thawed.
Shrimp can be the centerpiece of a great meal, but frozen shrimp does take a bit of time and planning to prepare. So, if you love shrimp but want to serve a perfect dinner in a fraction of the time that it takes from scratch, check out the freezer section of your local supermarket or club/warehouse store for the prepared frozen shrimp entrées from Sea Cuisine.™ These restaurant-quality entrées are designed to make cooking frozen shrimp dishes quick and easy. When paired with simple side dishes, they create a gourmet seafood meal worthy of the finest restaurant.