How to Season Frozen Cooked Shrimp

Season cooked shrimp with garlic butter.
Season cooked shrimp with garlic butter. (Image: shrimp image by Liz Van Steenburgh from

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

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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.


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