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How to Thaw Frozen Shrimp

Purchasing frozen seafood is like delivering a great, fresh dinner as a gift to your future self, ready in a matter of minutes. Stocking the freezer with frozen seafood gives you versatility in the kitchen and allows for impromptu entertaining, which is something we strongly advocate.

Although it takes some planning, stocking your freezer with frozen shrimp is a good approach to get ready for weekday meals. Before cooking and eating the frozen shrimp, it needs to be defrosted. So how can frozen shrimp be defrosted the best? And what happens if you wait until right before dinner to defrost the shrimp?

Find out how to defrost shrimp the best manner here, whether you need it today or tomorrow.

How to Quickly Thaw Frozen Shrimp

Here's a simple method to thaw frozen shrimp if you need a solution that works more quickly.

1. A large bowl filled with cool water.

2. Put the frozen shrimp in a zip-top bag after removing them from the package.

3. Put the bag in the cold water and cover it with a plate or lid to keep it submerged completely.

4. Allow to sit for 20 to 30 minutes or until shrimp are completely defrosted. Take the shrimp out of the bag.

5. Put the defrosted shrimp on a platter covered with paper towels, and pat any extra water off.

6. Before you gather all the items for dinner, the shrimp will have thawed and been cooked. We refer to that as a weeknight winner.

Do you require the shrimp even faster?

If you need the frozen shrimp to thaw right away, remove them from the bag and immerse them in cold water. Allow them to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Every three to five minutes, stir the water and shrimp to break up frozen clumps.

Place the thawed shrimp on a baking sheet or dish lined with paper towels. Because shrimp acquire moisture while in the water, this step will assist remove water, allowing the shrimp to brown and cook more evenly.

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