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How to Perfectly Cook Shrimp


​Versatile, bite-sized, and packed with protein, shrimp shines whether you are grilling it, deep-frying it, or anything in between. Shrimp is a fan-favorite amongst seafood lovers because of its buttery-sweet and mild flavor. Follow along with these tried-and-true cooking methods and impress your family or guests with the endless possibilities of shrimp. In this guide, you will learn the following cooking methods for shrimp:

  • Air Fry
  • Steam
  • Grill
  • Deep Fry
  • Sauté

Prepping Shrimp

Our Omaha Steaks Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp are responsibly sourced and flash-frozen day of catch to preserve freshness. They arrive frozen, peeled, and deveined to make cooking a breeze. Before cooking, it’s important to completely thaw your shrimp. Place in the refrigerator overnight or, for a quick thaw, submerge sealed shrimp in cold water for 30 minutes or until fully defrosted.

How to Season Shrimp

Once your shrimp are thawed, pat dry and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Season with a dash of salt and pepper, your favorite seafood seasoning, or one of our easy seafood marinade recipes. For an easy dash of vibrant flavor, try our Omaha Steaks Seafood Rub with Citrus and Herb.

How to Cook Shrimp

Once you’ve prepped and seasoned your shrimp, you’re ready to get cooking! Our expert chefs give you professional tips and tricks to cook your shrimp to perfection.

How to Air Fry Shrimp

Cooking shrimp in the air fryer is easy and ideal for a quick meal any night of the week. The air fryer creates juicy and lightly textured shrimp in just under 10 minutes.

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How to Steam Shrimp

Not only is steaming one of the healthiest ways to cook shrimp, but it’s also one of the most versatile. This gentle technique locks in the natural flavors of the shrimp and creates extra plump and tender shrimp perfection.

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How to Grill Shrimp

Grilled shrimp makes for a satisfying and delectable summer meal. Try threading each shrimp onto skewers for easy and convenient grilling. Follow our guide for perfect shrimp every time.

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How to Deep Fry Shrimp

Fried shrimp is a Southern staple and undeniably one of the most delicious ways to enjoy shrimp. Filled with more crispy and flavorful reasons then we can count, fried shrimp is a culinary masterpiece on a small, bite-sized scale.

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How to Sauté Shrimp

Looking for a quick and scrumptious way to cook shrimp? Look no further, sautéed shrimp is tender and savory with flavors that are shrimply remarkable!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How Do I Know When Shrimp is Done?

Our Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp will turn opaque in color when fully cooked. Measuring the internal temperature of the shrimp is the most accurate method to determine doneness. Your shrimp is ready to enjoy when it reaches 145°F.

What Do I Serve with Shrimp?

Transform your dinner into an Italian masterpiece by making shrimp scampi pasta with broccolini or bruschetta shrimp pasta. Craft a surf & turf styled meal at home or top an already juicy filet mignon burger with shrimp for an added boost of flavor. Try switching up your weeknight dinners with grilled shrimp tostadas in the summer or a shrimp, corn, and tomato stew recipe that’s perfect to warm up the winter months.

How to Perfectly Cook Shrimp


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