How to Season Frozen Cooked Shrimp

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.

Season cooked shrimp with garlic butter.

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

Step 1

Thaw the frozen, cooked shrimp either by running cool water over it or allowing it to defrost in a refrigerator according to package instructions.

Step 2

Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.