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Do I Thaw frozen shrimp before cooking?

Asked: Max Delisle, Last Updated:

Shrimp can be eaten cooked and warm, or cooked and then chilled, as in a shrimp salad. But before we get to cooking, first the shrimp need to be defrosted. And how you defrost them can impact their final texture. ... Leave for another 10 to 20 minutes and the shrimp should be completely defrosted and still cold.

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