How to Cook Raw Shrimp and Recipes


Calling all shrimp lovers. This is how to make the perfect cooked shrimp. Once you've cleaned and boiled raw shrimp it's ready for your favorite dish and it doesn't have to be a chore.  Shrimp can be turned into so many wonderful dishes too. Fried, with cocktail sauce cold or any other style you have in mind. Here is the first steps to take to make sure they are the perfect shrimp
 for your recipe.

How to Cook Raw Shrimp

First step: Peel and devein the shrimp. Easier than you think.  Open the shell length wise on it's belly ( the inside that curved). Starting at the head end pull back the shell. Gently pull back the tail or leave the tail on if you prefer.

Second step:  Cut a slit on the back side of the shrimp from the head to the tail with a sharp knife.

Third step: Using the tip of the knife locate the vein place the tip of the knife under it to remove. Rinse under cold water. 
Note: the vein is actually the intestinal tract that can impact the flavor immensely.

How to cook shrimp: In a large sauce pot of water add a sprinkle of salt. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp. Cook in boiling water 1 to 3 minutes until the shrimp turns pink. Drain and rinse shrimp under cold water.
They are now ready to use for many favorite recipes to include fried, cocktail, broiled, grilled just to name a few. 

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