How To Reheat Shrimp: The Simplest Ways

How to reheat shrimp

Hi home cooks!

Are you wondering how to reheat shrimps but still keep their nutrients and delicious flavor?

You will find the answer very simple after reading my article today. I have shared these secrets with a lot of housewives and they all loved them. Now, I’m sharing those methods with all of you to protect your family’s health and bring them the best meals ever.

I hope that you will find them useful as I do.

  • Check the condition of your shrimps​: Before processing the shrimps, you need to find out whether they are still eatable. Cooked shrimps can prolong their expiry date to 6 or 9 months as long as they are protected in a fridge. If they are frozen longer than that, it is definitely necessary to check their condition. 

    You can base on everything you feel possible to discover the shrimps’ edibility, such as their smell, firm shells, color of meat, or whether there is any green color. Use all your senses and you will see.
  • Defrost the shrimps​: It’s obvious that you cannot cook frozen shrimps. Therefore, thawing them is the very first step you have to do before starting the reheating process. Just take them out of your fridge and put them somewhere dry for 1-2 hours. They can defrost themselves.

    If you have fresh shrimps no matter with or without shells, you can soak them in water for about an hour. They will thaw quickly.

The most efficient methods to reheat your shrimps​

Reheat with an oven

How to reheat shrimp

What to prepare:

  • Cooked shrimps​
  • An oven
  • A pan or an appropriate tray for the oven

How to do it:

  • Heat up the oven to about 250 to 300 degrees on the F scale​
  • Wrap the pan or tray with aluminum foil. That will prevent the shrimps from drying out and losing moist
  • Arrange the shrimps evenly on the pan or tray. Remember not to let them overlap one another
  • Spray some olive oil or butter on the aluminum foil and the shrimps. In that way, your food will have a much better flavor
  • Put the pan or tray being covered by the foil into the oven
  • Keep the heat stable at 300 degrees within about two minutes or until you see the shrimps are perfectly cooked just as you wish
  • Turn off the oven and take the shrimps out
  • Allow them to be chilled for about two minutes and that’s how to reheat shrimps with an oven

Tips:

There is no special technique in this method. I just want to remind you to notice the heating time. If you put the shrimps too long in your oven, they will get overcooked. And when you take out the pan or tray, remember to use potholders because it is going to be extremely hot.​

Reheat with a steamer

How to reheat shrimp

What to prepare:

  • ​Cooked shrimps (except for breaded ones)
  • A pot
  • A steamer insert

How to do it:

  • Fill water into the pot. You should make sure that the boiled water cannot touch the shrimps. The recommended amount is about half of the pot.c insert on the pot, above the water
  • Put the shrimps in the pot, on the steamer insert. Don’t arrange them in a thick layer because the heat may not penetrate them equally
  • Start turning on your stove and steaming your shrimps
  • Keep heating until you smell a distinct odor from the pot. Then, take the shrimps out
  • Allow them to be chilled for about a minute and enjoy your meal

Tips:

For the best flavor, you can serve your shrimps with lime juice or melted butter. If you accidentally arrange them too thick on the steamer insert, you can stir them once every 1-2 minutes. That will create space for the heat to penetrate deeper and more even into the shrimps.​

Reheat with a skillet

How to reheat shrimp

What to prepare:

  • Cooked shrimps​
  • A skillet

How to do it:

  • Spray some liquid oil on the surface of your skillet, enough to have a thin layer​
  • Place the cooked shrimps on that surface. Remember to lay them evenly
  • Turn on your stove and start heating them
  • Flip them frequently for about 3 minutes
  • Until you see an orange that you want, turn off the stove and take the shrimps out
  • Allow them to be chilled for about a minute and enjoy your meal

Tips:

Shrimps being reheated on a skillet are very easy to eat and combine with other types of foods. Vegetables, pasta, or rice are all acceptable. Just feel free to make twists and changes to make the best dish out of your shrimps.​

Reheat with a microwave

How to reheat shrimp

What to prepare:

  • Cooked shrimps​
  • A safe bowl for microwaves
  • Plastic wrap or lid

How to do it:

  • After the shrimps are thoroughly thawed, put them in a safe bowl for microwaves
  • Place the lid on the bowl or wrap it with the plastic food wrap
  • Put the bowl into the microwave and turn it on for about 1 or 2 minutes
  • Check your shrimps. If they are still cold, heat them for another 1 or 2 minutes
  • Allow them to be chilled out for a minute and enjoy your meal​

Tips:

I’m sure you know how to use your microwave. However, there may be some types of material that you should not put into microwaves, such as plastic or any low-quality sheaths. Therefore, choose wisely and don’t let your shrimps be poisoned by unwanted substances.

Similar to reheating shrimps with a skillet, you can combine shrimps in your microwave with different types of foods, such as pasta or rice. The dish will be just great.

Conclusion

Have you been applying any method while reading my writing?

I hope you have. If you like this article, do share it with your friends and anyone you care about. I’m sure they will thank you for that. And if you have any questions or opinions, don’t hesitate to send me. It will be my honor to reply.

See also: Best Egg Cooker On The Market Today.

​Regardless, thank you for reading my article about how to reheat shrimps and I hope to see you in my other writings.

How To Reheat Shrimp: The Simplest Ways
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Dona Williams

I'm Dona. I'm now a mother of 2 boys. I'm a housewife and I spend most of my time on cooking. I often interact with different cooking websites to earn experience as well as share my knowledge about cooking with the others. Besides, I am the founder and editor of donaskitchen.com an avenue for sharing about juicing, plant-based diet and living a healthier lifestyle.

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