How to Reheat Cooked Shrimp: Top 4 Awesome Methods Will Help You

If you love eating shrimps, you will probably cook dishes with shrimps as the main ingredients and refrigerate or freeze them for future consumption. And in situations where you have leftover shrimps, you will surely want to reheat them (instead of throwing them away).

Whatever your reason is for wanting to reheat cooked shrimps, I’m here to help you. This article will cover everything you need to know about reheating shrimp dishes. I will also provide you some of the best shrimp recipes today.

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Method #1 – Reheat Cooked Shrimps in the Oven

Reheat Shrimp With Oven

Reheat Shrimp With Oven

Using the oven is not only convenient in cooking food – you can also use it to reheat food (including cooked shrimps). Since it comes with a timer, all you need to do is set up the food to be reheated and wait for it to get heated through.

You can use the oven to reheat different types of shrimp recipes (especially those that were originally baked). Breaded shrimps can also be effectively reheated in the oven. Do these steps:

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    Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
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    Coat or spritz the pieces of shrimps with olive oil or butter.
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    Wrap the shrimps to be reheated in a tin foil (loosely). If there are many pieces of shrimps, you can wrap several pieces in one foil.
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    Arrange the foil packs in a baking tray and place in the oven.
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    Heat for about 15 minutes.
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    Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Method #2 – Reheat Cooked Shrimps on Stovetop

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Reheat Shrimp With Stove

Heating cooked shrimps in a skillet or frying pan is one of the quickest and easiest way to do the job. As long as you watch over the shrimps while they’re being reheated, this method will work really well and you’ll end up with delicious, fresh-tasting, reheated shrimps.

Any shrimp dish can be reheated by frying – including breaded, steamed, and what-have-you. Of course, the texture and taste may change a bit – especially if the dish was not originally fried. To use this method, do these steps:

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    Heat up a frying pan (medium heat).
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    Add oil and let it heat up.
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    Add a layer of shrimps to be reheated (not too crowded).
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    Cook (reheat) each side of the shrimps for about 3 minutes.
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    When heated through, remove the shrimps and allow to cool on a rack.

Method #3 – Reheat Cooked Shrimps Using Steamer

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Reheat Shrimp With Steamer

To reheat cooked shrimps through steaming, you can either use a steamer (Amazon) or a double boiler. These 2 methods of cooking involve the same process of cooking food indirectly (through hot steam). While it’s not advisable to reheat breaded shrimps in the steamer or double boiler (the shrimps will become soggy), it’s the best way to reheat steamed and boiled shrimps. Here are the steps to follow:

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    Put water in the steamer or double boiler (Amazon).
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    Arrange the shrimps in the cooking pot or steamer basket. As much as possible, arrange the shrimps in a single layer – because if they’re piled up, the shrimps can become soggy.
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    Let the steam heat up the shrimps until all the pieces are totally heated through (this will depend on the number and size of shrimps).
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    Remove from heat and allow to cool for a while.

Method #4 – Reheat Shrimps in the Microwave

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Reheat Shrimp With Microwave

Reheating cooked shrimps in the microwave (Amazon) is probably the easiest and fastest way to do it. However, because of the microwave’s intense heat, there’s a risk of overcooking the shrimps. Still, it’s an option, and will produce good results if timed properly. The steps to reheating shrimps in the microwave are as follows:

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    Put cooked shrimps in a microwave-safe container. Arranging the shrimps in a single layer is highly recommended.
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    Spritz some water onto the cooked shrimps before putting them in the microwave. This will keep them moist throughout the heating process (to avoid drying up).
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    Put a covering over the shrimps before reheating (lid or any microwave-safe cover).
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    Heat for 1 to 2 minutes (depending on the number of shrimps). Remember not to overcook.
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    When fully heated through, remove from the microwave and allow to cool for a while.


FAQs

Q: What is the best way to reheat shrimp pasta?

Q: How to reheat boiled shrimps?

Q: How to reheat shrimps on stove?

Q: How to cook pre-cooked frozen shrimps?

Tips

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Reheat Cooked Shrimps

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    Always thaw frozen cooked shrimps before reheating them. Not doing so will result in uneven heating and there will still be cold spots in the dish.
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    Avoid reheating cooked shrimps twice, even if they’ve been stored properly (frozen). Therefore, always make it a point to store cooked shrimps in small portions for reheating purposes.
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    Remember not to overcook shrimps (whether fresh or already cooked) as this will make the shrimps dry and tough.
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    Before reheating cooked shrimps, always check if they’re still good (yes, even if the shrimps were stored in the refrigerator or freezer). The shrimps shouldn’t smell bad, for one. Another sign that the shrimp dish is already spoiled is if the shrimps are already slimy.
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    To prolong the life of cooked shrimps, refrigerate the dish within 2 hours after cooking.
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    Although refrigerating and freezing cooked shrimps can extend the life of a dish, its taste and texture will not be the same as when it was first cooked.

Top 3 Shrimp Recipes

Top 1 – Garlic Shrimps

If you love garlic and shrimps, this recipe is for you. You need the following ingredients for this particular recipe:

  • Shrimps
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Parsley
  • Pepper flakes
  • Lemon juice
  • Brine (from a jar of Capers)

To make this dish, follow these steps:

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    In a small cup, mix lemon juice and brine (from Capers).
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    Heat up a frying pan (high).
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    Add olive oil.
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    Add shrimps and drizzle salt over the shrimps.
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    Toss and stir the shrimps for a few minutes.
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    Add garlic.
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    Add chili flakes.
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    Continue tossing and stirring the shrimps.
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    Add lemon juice and brine mixture, some butter, and some parsley.
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    Reduce heat to low and add some more butter.
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    Season with salt.
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    Remove from the pan and transfer to a serving plate.
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    Top with fresh parsley and serve.

Top 2 – Fried Tempura Shrimps

This Asian shrimp dish is particularly popular in Japan. However, it’s so good and easy to make that you will surely love it no matter where you live. This particular recipe calls for the following ingredients:

  • Shrimps
  • Butter
  • Oil
  • Ground white pepper
  • Flour

Follow these steps when making shrimp tempura:

  • Prepare the shrimps (they should be peeled and deveined).
  • Make the batter by combining eggs, salt, pepper, ice water, and flour in a large bowl. Mix until well-combined.
  • Put some flour in a shallow dish.
  • Get a skillet and heat the oil (high).
  • Dip each shrimp into the flour first, and then into the batter mixture.
  • Fry the coated shrimps one at a time.
  • Place the cooked shrimps on a serving plate and serve with dipping sauce.

Top 3 – Shrimp Avocado Salad

You can make a delicious (healthy) salad with shrimps as one of the ingredients. You need the following for this particular recipe:

To season the shrimps:

  • Shrimps
  • Cajun spice
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Salt

Vegetable salad:

  • Avocados
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Corn

For the dressing:

  • Lemon juice
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Here are the steps:

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    Cook the shrimps in butter (about 2 minutes per side). Set aside.
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    Arrange the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
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    In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the dressing.
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    Pour the dressing all over the salad.
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    Toss and mix everything up.

The Best Way to Reheat Shrimps is in the Way You Want It

I hope this article has answered your question on how to reheat cooked shrimps. As you can see, there are various ways of reheating shrimps just as there are many different ways of cooking shrimp recipes (video).

When reheating cooked shrimps, be aware of the fact that the results will not be as perfect as a freshly cooked dish. Shrimps, for one, get dryer and dryer as they’re cooked. And overcooking shrimps (through reheating) will make them even tougher.

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Lita Watson
 

Hi there! I’m Lita, and I’m absolutely in love with cooking blogs. I’m a beginner in cooking and i try my best to make it quick and easy. Even though, it’s not always quick and easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so i keep learning and blogging about quick and easy ways to create delicious and yummy foods for my two kids and a wonderful husband.

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