There are many different ways to cook shrimp and in this article I am going to share some of the best ways to cook shrimp using either a skillet oven or broiler. The first thing you want to do when cooking shrimp is to decide whether you are going to cook it whole and not just remove the shells. Both ways to cook shrimp are equally enjoyable, but for those of us who enjoy eating seafood we will typically prefer the shellfish since it has a lot more flavor and is usually served on top of some type of pasta. Shellfish can be cooked with a variety of vegetables as well, so keep that in mind when you decide which way to cook shrimp.
When you decide you are going to cook shrimp from the shell you have a couple of different options. You can either boil it or steam it. My personal favorite is to boil shrimp because it makes everything much more tender and moist. To cook shrimp from the shell simply mix all the shrimp together in a large bowl along with a bit of garlic and salt and let soak for about 20 minutes. Once the shrimp have soaked completely dry them in a warm pan over medium heat.
Next you want to cook the shrimp using either a skillet or broiler. In order to cook shrimp using a skillet simply use a pair of tongs and allow the shrimp to sit in the skillet until it is almost burning. Do not open the lid until the shrimp is done, wait until they are almost done so that you do not overcook them. If you cook shrimp the wrong way using a broiler you can end up with an undercooked shrimp with a burnt coating.
Now I want to talk to you about four ways to cook raw headless, frozen shrimp. These methods make the best raw headless, frozen shrimp because they are so quick and easy to prepare. If you would like to learn more about these methods all you have to do is go to my website. In this article I will teach you how to cook four different methods of cooking fresh shrimp.
The first method used to cook shrimp is called poached shrimp. To cook frozen shrimp in this manner simply put it in a pot full of water and bring it to a boil over high heat. When the shrimp is brought to a boil, cover it tightly with a lid until it has finished cooking. After it is done you can simply cut it into quarter-inch pieces. Or if you would prefer you can cook it with the shells on. I love to eat the pieces that have the shells on because it is so delicious.
The second method used to cook shrimp is called grilling and it is very similar to cooking fresh shrimp except it is done outside. To grill shrimp you will need a large cast iron pan, a piece of oil, butter or margarine, and a small onion cut into strips. All you have to do is place all the shrimp on your cast iron pan and brush some olive oil over them, place the onions on top of the shrimp, and cover the pan with your favorite sauce.