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Old 06-19-20, 07:21 AM  
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Stupid cooking question-help please!

My son loves shrimp. I admit I have never made it before. I was going to make shrimp scampi. I accidentally bought cooked shrimp (frozen)instead of raw.
I found that out just now when I took it out from the freezer. I was going to make the recipe linked below. Can I still make it? How long to heat the shrimp? I feel like an idiot! I usually only make salmon or cod . Thanks!
I picked this recipe because our son does not like lemon and we never have white wine.
https://www.christinascucina.com/sim...shrimp-scampi/
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Old 06-19-20, 07:29 AM  
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I make shrimp scampi all the time. The raw shrimp really doesn't take much time at all to cook. You could probably just use the cooked shrimp and cook a couple of minutes on each side. I don't think it will affect it. Did you try googling just to make sure?
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Old 06-19-20, 07:45 AM  
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I did, but since I am a total newbie to cooking shrimp I did not want to mess it up. I do not want to waste what I bought.
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Old 06-19-20, 09:00 AM  
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I would defrost/thaw the shrimp according to directions on the package and add at the last moment to heat for a minute or two . I can't imagine anything bad!
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Old 06-19-20, 09:05 AM  
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I would defrost/thaw the shrimp according to directions on the package and add at the last moment to heat for a minute or two . I can't imagine anything bad!
Thank you ! I have it defrosting in a colander over a bowl and loosely covered in the fridge. Now at least I know to buy frozen raw shrimp if I make this again!
I'll post later with the hopefully good results.

If anyone else has advice, please share!
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Old 06-19-20, 09:06 AM  
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I would defrost/thaw the shrimp according to directions on the package and add at the last moment to heat for a minute or two . I can't imagine anything bad!

Like Buffmama said. You should be fine! Adding it at the last moment to just heat it is the key - shrimp can get tough if overcooked so just heat it briefly at the end and enjoy :-)
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Like Buffmama said. You should be fine! Adding it at the last moment to just heat it is the key - shrimp can get tough if overcooked so just heat it briefly at the end and enjoy :-)
Thanks! I should just cook it until it's slightly pink? I feel so dumb, but the last time I even ate shrimp myself was probably in the 1980s!
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Old 06-19-20, 09:09 AM  
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Thanks! I should just cook it until it's slightly pink? I feel so dumb, but the last time I even ate shrimp myself was probably in the 1980s!
If they're precooked, they won't have a noticeable color change. You're just heating them through. (If they were raw, then they'd start grayish/transparent and end up pinkish/white/opaque.)
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I ditto Floren and Buffmama. The shrimpies are already cooked so just defrost them and throw them in the last minute, basically just warming them and coating them in the mixture. Otherwise, they might be rubbery.
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If they're precooked, they won't have a noticeable color change. You're just heating them through. (If they were raw, then they'd start grayish/transparent and end up pinkish/white/opaque.)
That is what I thought, but I wanted to make sure. Thank you!
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