Foolproof Broiled Shrimp
Take the guesswork out of cooking frozen shrimp at home. This is the easiest way to make delicious shrimp ready to eat on its own or added to a recipe.
This may be the easiest method of cooking shrimp. It’s delicious and it’s nearly impossible to screw up.
Dry, overcooked shrimp? Never again.
All you need is a package of frozen raw shrimp, some cooking oil, spices and a broiler (the hottest setting on your oven).
What Kind Of Shrimp Should I Use?
I typically buy frozen shrimp at ALDI: A 12-ounce package of large, frozen, raw shrimp costs $5.49.
You can use non-frozen raw shrimp for this recipe, which can be found in the fresh seafood section of your grocery store.
About The Recipe
I recently discovered this method of making shrimp on Gimme Some Oven, and now it’s the only way I will cook shrimp.
I mostly stuck to the original recipe, but switched up the spices a bit and cooked it in coconut oil instead of the suggested avocado oil. Either will work.
I almost always add Old Bay seasoning to seafood. The only other spices I used were salt and pepper. You can certainly substitute different spices to your liking.
Remember to buy raw shrimp for this recipe: This will help ensure you don’t overcook already-cooked shrimp.
How To Use This Shrimp
This method of cooking shrimp helps ensure the shrimp isn’t overcooked. This is harder control when you’re frying shrimp, which can lead to overcooked, chewy shrimp.
This perfectly-cooked shrimp can be used in so many ways:
- Chilled and served with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce
- Added to pasta recipes
- Added to stir-fry
- Added to salads
- In a shrimp po’boy sandwich
- In this shrimp, avocado and plantain appetizer
- In this fully-cooked shrimp ceviche recipe
- 12-ounce package frozen shrimp
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted) or avocado oil
- Salt and pepper
- Old Bay seasoning
- Follow package instructions to thaw frozen shrimp. (I put mine in the refrigerator overnight).
- Drain and blot off excess water from shrimp with a paper towel. Try to get it as dry as possible.
- In a large bowl, toss shrimp with oil and spices.
- Preheat oven to broil. Place shrimp on a large baking sheet.
- Once oven's broiler is ready, place baking sheet under broiler for 2 minutes, until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Note: This may take longer in your oven depending on the heat of your broiler. Shrimp is fully cooked at 145 degrees Fahrenheit.