When preparing frozen cooked shrimp, be careful not to overheat it because the meat can become tough and chewy. Using a butter sauce to season your frozen, cooked shrimp will enhance the shrimp's sweet flavor. You can serve the seasoned shrimp on a bed of rice or noodles, on top of a salad, or as a dinner party appetizer. Buying frozen shrimp is convenient because you can get it in bulk and use it as you need it.
Things You'll Need
- I lb. frozen cooked shrimp
- 1/4 cup butter
- Two garlic cloves, minced
- Dried or fresh parsley to taste
- Large skillet
- 3 tbsp. fresh-squeezed lemon
Thaw the frozen, cooked shrimp either by running cool water over it or allowing it to defrost in a refrigerator according to package instructions.
Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet.
Add two minced garlic cloves and fresh or dried parsley to taste to the melted butter. Saute the garlic for five minutes over medium-low heat. Add 3 tbsp. of fresh-squeezed lemon juice to infuse the shrimp with a bright flavor.
Transfer the thawed shrimp into the pan and gently toss them to coat with the garlic butter. Heat the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they are hot.