Rhoda asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Who has recipes for pre-cooked/cleaned frozen shrimp?

I have several pounds of large already-cooked already-cleaned frozen shrimp. Other than the obvious -- i.e., dipping them in cocktail sauce and eating as an appetizer -- who has some recipes that I can use them in? I 'm worried they'll start to get freezer-burned if I keep them too long.

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    You can use this shrimp for Any fast cooked meal as well. I use the shrimp IF large enough as shrimp scampi, or in stir fry meals

    My shrimp Scampi:

    12-16 Large defrosted and cleaned cooked shrimp

    1/4 cup butter

    2 cloves garlic, chopped

    1/8 cup lemon juice

    1/4 bread crumbs

    black Pepper



    Arrange the shrimp on broiling pan/dish

    pour Lemon juice over and toss

    pour 1/8 cup of melted butter over toss again.

    Season shrimp with paprika, oregano, and ground pepper

    Mix bread crumbs with the rest of the butter melted, and spread over the shrimp

    Broil til shrimp are hot and the topping is golden brown. (takes just a few mins.

    Serve with sides of your choice, pasta, rice , or side of baked potato, Add a Salad, and YUM

    here are a few other ideas.

    Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Shrimp

    Easy sweet and sour shrimp recipe, made with frozen cooked shrimp, pea pods, and sweet and sour sauce mixture.


    * 1 package (6 ounces) frozen Chinese pea pods

    * 1 can (12 to 14 ounces) pineapple tidbits in juice

    * 2 tablespoons cornstarch

    * 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

    * 1 cup chicken broth

    * 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice

    * 1 tablespoon soy sauce

    * 1/2 tsp ground ginger

    * 1 bag (12 to 16 ounces) frozen small to medium shrimp, cleaned and cooked

    * 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

    * hot cooked rice


    Put pea pods in a colander and run cold water over them until partially thawed -- enough to separate easily. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup of the juice. Place pea pods and drained pineapple in slow cooker. In a small saucepan, stir together cornstarch and sugar; add chicken broth, reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, and ginger. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring, and cook sauce for about 1 minute. The sauce should be thickened and clear. Gently blend sauce into pea pods and pineapple. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 5 hours. Add the thawed cooked shrimp; continue to cook 30 minutes longer, until heated through. Add vinegar and stir gently.

    Serve with hot cooked rice.

    Garlic Shrimp Salad

    This shrimp salad is a meal by itself, or a wonderful compliment to a larger meal as a side dish. It is best to buy shrimp that is still frozen. Shrimp that has already been thawed has a very short shelf life and will not be nearly as flavorful. Make sure your shrimp is the freshest possible.


    * 1 lb medium cooked shrimp, best bought still frozen

    * 1 bunch asparagus cut into 1 inch lengths, discarding bottom fourth, (cut entire bunch at the same time)

    * 1 fresh tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed cut into 1/2 inch pieces

    * 4 medium cloves garlic, pressed

    * 3 TBS chopped fresh parsley

    * small head of romaine lettuce, chopped

    * *optional 2 oz crumpled goat cheese

    * salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

    * Dressing

    * 3 TBS fresh lemon juice

    * 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil

    * 1 TBS Dijon mustard

    * 1 tsp honey

    * salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste


    1. Make sure shrimp is completely thawed and patted dry with a paper towel, or it will dilute the flavor of the salad.

    2. Cook asparagus in lightly salted boiling water for about 3 minutes. Drain and make sure asparagus is dried of excess water with paper towels.

    3. Cut tomatoes in half, remove seeds and cut out excess pulp. Cut into about ½ inch pieces.

    4. Whisk together lemon, oil, mustard, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss shrimp, asparagus, parsley, and tomato with dressing and herbs. Allow shrimp salad to marinate for at least 15 minutes.

    5. Discard outer leaves of lettuce head, rinse, dry and chop. Serve shrimp mixture on bed of lettuce and top with crumpled goat cheese if desired.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Frozen Pre Cooked Shrimp Recipes

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I had the same problem a while back here's what I did:

    Thaw frozen shrimp

    You'll need

    linguine I used 1 lb. but you can adjust it, sounds like you have a lot of shrimp

    1 can of mushrooms I use Diamond

    10 stalks of asparagus

    butter about 1 stick

    1 can of chicken stock/broth I prefer Country Inn

    about 2 cups of white wine, only use one you would actually drink

    1 clove garlic

    Shredded Parmesan cheese

    Boil water for linguine

    Cut asparagus into about 1 1/2 inch pieces cook in light butter, half a clove of garlic and water (make sure to snap of the ends)

    When asparagus is cooked put aside in a separate bowl leaving a little water in pan

    Add remaining garlic

    Add chicken stock & butter until melted then add the wine

    Cook until alcohol is cooked away

    Add mushrooms and shrimp

    Since the mushrooms and shrimp are cooked you just need to heat them up

    Add asparagus

    For presentation add shredded cheese and parsley on top

    Serve with garlic bread

    I don't know if it has a name but it came out delicious and you can use almost any veggie or veggies you want

    you can also add a small can of crushed tomatoes to make it a little richer

    the sauce might be a little thin if so just add a little flour or Wundra

    Source(s): personnal experience
  • 5 years ago

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    Who has recipes for pre-cooked/cleaned frozen shrimp?

    I have several pounds of large already-cooked already-cleaned frozen shrimp. Other than the obvious -- i.e., dipping them in cocktail sauce and eating as an appetizer -- who has some recipes that I can use them in? I 'm worried they'll start to get freezer-burned if I keep them too long.

    Source(s): recipes pre cooked cleaned frozen shrimp: https://shortly.im/Ww7JK
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  • Emily
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    If you wanted to make a shrimp scampi you would also need white wine, butter, olive oil, and basil. but i know a pretty inexpensive recipe if you like possibly spicy stuff: two lemons (zested) a clove of garlic 2 tbs. hot sauce olive oil 1 tbs. butter heat up your pan and put enough olive oil in the pan to cook the shrimp. Add your garlic and allow it took cook for about a min. Add the shrimp and cook one side of it. When you are about the turn the shrimp over add your lemon zest and hot sauce and more olive oil if the pan is looking dry. wait until the shrimp is just about cooked off then add your butter and allow it melt into your sauce. Don't cook it for too long after so you don't burn your butter. now add the rice you have and enjoy. if you get a hold of some white wine: start with the olive oil and garlic as above add white wine when shrimp is half way cooked and more olive oil if pan is dry. then add your chopped Basil(or dry basil) and butter. if you want add slices of tomato and allow them to get warm not mushy before take it off the fire. As with any dish you should add a pinch of salt and pepper every time you add a new ingredient.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've almost addicted to shrimps.

    In this household we eat about a kilo (Yep, I'm Dutch, isn't it about 2 pounds??) a week.

    For a fast meal I just season with fish herbs, wrap pieces dried ham around each shrimp and tread them to skewers:

    Grill or broil.

    The other 17 recipes I often use are over here:


    (You'll find the photo of those skewers with ham there too)

    Enjoy and greetz from the Netherlands

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  • 1 decade ago

    Melt lots of butter in large skillet or pot on low heat.

    Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, chopped onion, & chopped green pepper.

    Stir, cooking til onions are translucent.

    Add shrimp, sautee.

    Serve w/ cooked rice.

    For sides add a salad & french bread.

  • 1 decade ago

    go to the foodtv.com website and look for "skillet shrimp scampi fettucini". i had a get together and had several small bowls of it as an appetizer. it was a huge hit. everyone was happy to have appetizers that werent just carrot sticks or something like that. try it out!

  • 1 decade ago

    if they're already cooked you'll have to eat them cold. you can't cook them again as they will get tough like rubber and be ruined.

    you can make shrimp salad if you don't want to have shrimp cocktail. or use instead of chicken in caesar salad.

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