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How to Cook Shrimp

How to Cook Shrimp - 3 Absolutely Delightful Recipes

Even though shrimp is one of the most popular seafood in America, not a lot of people want to take a chance on cooking it at home. Learn how to cook shrimp in some delectable ethnic recipes mentioned in the article.
Sheetal Mandora
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2017
If seafood is on the menu tonight, why not cook some scrumptious ethnic recipes instead of the same old recipes? You will find many different ways to cook shrimp in this article. Try one tonight for your family and friends to add some oomph to your cooking. Here are some simple, delicious ways to change your dinner or lunch menu.
Indian Shrimp Curry Recipe
A delicacy in Bengal, Indian shrimp curry is one of my family's favorite. I usually serve it with some delicious steamed rice. If your family can take a little bit of heat, surprise your family tonight with this excellent recipe.

  • ½ kg shrimp
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 green chilies
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 ginger piece
  • ½ teaspoon Indian garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Salt for taste
Buy the shrimp from your local supermarket, de-veined and peeled. Wash and clean the shrimp and set it aside. Blend onions, green chilies, ginger, and garlic (you can also use garlic flakes) together, and make it into a smooth paste. Take a pan and heat oil in it. Put cumin seeds in it and once it starts to pop, mix in the onion paste. Fry it till it turns golden brown and starts to release a bit of water from it. Add the tomatoes (you can also make a paste) and cook for another 2 - 3 minutes.
Now add all the dry ingredients; turmeric powder, Kashmiri chili powder, salt, and Indian garam masala. Mix it properly and then add the shrimp. Add some water to it so that the shrimp won't stick to the pan. Now if you're wondering how long does it take to cook shrimp, then the answer is 5 -1 0 minutes. Once the shrimp is ready, take it out in a serving bowl and garnish it with cilantro leaves. Your Indian shrimp curry is ready. Serve it with some boiled rice.
Shrimp Primavera Recipe
Our next recipe is really colorful and delicious, and can liven up dinner parties or special occasions. Here's an easy and healthy way to prepare shrimp. Made with egg noodles, this primavera recipe is perfect for amateur chefs who'd like to test their culinary skills.

  • 10 shrimp, de-veined, peeled, and chopped
  • 6 stalks asparagus, chopped into one inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons White wine
  • 2 tablespoons red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ lb egg noodles
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of pepper
Take some salted water and cook the egg noodles in it. Once the noodles are ready, rinse it under cold water and keep it on the side. Take a pan, combine tomato paste, shrimp, and heavy cream. Constantly stir the mixture and bring it to a boil. Once the mix has reduced to half, reduce the heat. Take another pan and heat butter and olive oil in it. Fry the tomato, asparagus, garlic, red bell peppers, and onions for 5 minutes. Now add the shrimp from the mix and wine in the pan. Simmer everything for 2 - 3 minutes. Incorporate the heave cream sauce and cooked egg noodles. Combine everything completely and sprinkle Parmesan cheese, herbs, and black pepper on it. Take it out on the serving plates and garnish with more cheese and herbs. Serve hot!
Shrimp Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
Now don't blame me if I love ethnic foods that are often a delicacy in some countries. This next recipe is a delicacy in Norway.

  • 1 lb shrimp (cooked)
  • 8 medium tomatoes
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons dry dill
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 avocados (for garnishing)
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Chives, chopped
  • Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
Take a knife and carefully cut ⅛ inch off the top of each tomatoes. Scoop out all the seeds and the insides of the tomatoes with a spoon. Make sure you don't break or pierce the tomatoes. Drain out all the extra juices from the tomatoes by keeping them face down on some paper towels. Rinse the cooked shrimp, dry them, and keep them in the refrigerator. Take a small bowl and mix in mayonnaise, dill, chives, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Place the shrimp in a bowl and toss the dressing over it. Now take the tomatoes and place them in the muffin tray. Stuff them with the shrimp and sprinkle generous amounts of cheese over it. Place them in a 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or till the cheese starts to bubble. Remove it from the oven and garnish it with avocado slices and serve hot.
Here are some delicious grilled garlic shrimp recipes that you'll love. Shrimp taste delicious and are also beneficial in many ways. So go ahead, try some of the above mentioned recipes and claim all the credits.