Can I reheat cooked prawns

How to heat cooked shrimp

Cold-cooked prawns are delicious when served with cocktail sauce or salads. You can heat cooked shrimp in just a few minutes. Gently heat cooked prawns to preserve their flavor and texture, writes Fred Thompson in "The Big Book of Fish and Shellfish". Avoid overcooking, which changes the taste and hardens the shrimp.

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Step 1

Thaw cooked frozen shrimp completely before heating. Put them in a bowl in the refrigerator overnight. To speed up defrosting, wrap the shrimp securely in plastic wrap or a plastic bag and leave them in the sink with cold water. 1 pound of prawns are thawed in 1 hour.

step 2

Only add the prawns for the last minute or two when pairing prawns with other hot foods like vegetables or pasta.

step 3

Put cooked prawns in a saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and place in a serving bowl.

Step 4

Cover the bottom of a pan with cooking oil. When the oil is simmering over medium heat, place the shrimp in the pan. Stir the prawns so that they heat evenly, about a minute. Use a large slotted spoon to remove the shrimp from the pan. Place them in a serving bowl or on a serving plate.

Things you will need

  • Big bowl

  • Plastic bags or packaging

  • Big pot

  • Large slotted spoon

  • frying pan


Use packaged, frozen shrimp before the expiration date.

Don't thaw shrimp at room temperature or in the microwave, according to


Only buy cooked shrimp that is kept separate from raw shrimp and other raw seafood. Cooked seafood can be contaminated by bacteria on raw seafood, according to the American Dietetic Association.