How to Cook Shrimp: 3 Simple Techniques • Seafood Nutrition Partnership
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6 oz. raw shrimp, thawed
1 Tbsp. avocado oil, coconut oil, or butter
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground black pepper
Squeeze of lemon or lime
How to Cook Shrimp Recipes & Tips by Dietitian Mary Ellen Phipps


1.Rinse your shrimp with cold water and pat dry.
2.Arrange shrimp on a plate and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
3.COOK SHRIMP IN A SKILLET: Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and let it warm for about 2-3 minutes, making sure it coats the bottom of the pan. Transfer the shrimp to the skillet making sure to not over crowd the pan. You want them to be at least a 1/2in apart from each other. Cook the shrimp for 4-5 minutes, flip them (this is easiest and makes less mess if you use a pair of kitchen tongs), and then cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
4.COOK SHRIMP IN THE OVEN: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a foil lined pan with a little oil. Arrange shrimp, making sure to not overcrowd the pan. You want them to be at least a 1/2 inch apart from each other. Top with a little oil or melted butter. Cook the shrimp for 8-9 minutes at 400 degrees.
5.COOK SHRIMP IN AN AIR FRYER: Arrange shrimp in the air fryer basket. Make sure to not overcrowd the basket. You want them to be at least a 1/2 inch apart from each other. Run the air fryer for 5 minutes on 400 degrees. You can drizzle the shrimp with some oil or melted butter after they are done cooking, or skip it.

Seafood IS simple and so delicious on its own – and many recipes over complicate it. Here, a little oil, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime is all you need to make flavorful shrimp to top your favorite dish.

Seafood Nutrition Partnership has partnered with one of our favorite dietitians, Mary Ellen Phipps of Milk and Honey Nutrition, to create a series of simple videos and tips on how to cook different types of seafood. This is the second in the series, How to Cook Shrimp. Yum!

Check out the other videos in the series along with super-simple recipes and tips, How to Cook Salmon and How to Cook White Fish such as cod, pollock, snapper, haddock, halibut, barramundi or grouper.

In this video, Mary Ellen shows you how to cook shrimp at home on the skillet in under 15 minutes. But check out the cooking tips above for cooking shrimp in an air fryer or in the oven. For more tips and an FAQ on best practices for cooking salmon, check out Mary Ellen’s blog post, How to Cook Shrimp in an Air Fryer, Skillet, or Oven.






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