I love shrimp, but I’m not always sure how to store them. Can you freeze cooked shrimp? How long are cooked shrimp good for in the fridge? Does refrigerating raw shrimp make it go bad faster? Basically, how do you keep your shrimp fresh and tasty for as long as possible?
How Long Are Cooked Shrimp Good for?
Cooked shrimp can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.
To keep your cooked shrimp fresh, make sure they are cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius), then refrigerated immediately after cooking.
If you are not going to serve them right away, you should freeze them so that they will last longer–about one year if frozen at 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius).
How to Tell if Shrimp is Bad?
The best way to tell if shrimp is bad is by looking for signs of spoilage. Shrimp that has been sitting in your fridge for too long will begin to smell bad, develop an off-color and become slimy. If you notice any of these symptoms it’s best to throw the shrimp away immediately.
If you’re unable to determine whether or not your shrimp has gone bad based on its appearance alone, there are other ways you can test its freshness such as smelling it or tasting a piece (but we don’t recommend this).
You can store cooked shrimp in the refrigerator for a few days, but it’s best to serve them right away.
You can store cooked shrimp in the refrigerator for a few days, but it’s best to serve them right away. To keep your cooked shrimp fresh and tasty, store them in an airtight container and cover with plastic wrap. This will help prevent any moisture from getting into the container and making the shrimp soggy or gross-tasting.
If you’re looking for ways to extend the shelf life of cooked shrimp even further (and don’t mind eating old seafood), consider freezing them! This method works especially well if you plan on using the frozen shrimp later on as part of another dish–just thaw out what you need before adding it into whatever recipe needs some extra seafood goodness added into it!
You can store cooked shrimp in the refrigerator for a few days, but it’s best to serve them right away. If you want to make sure your shrimp stays good as long as possible, be sure not to over-cook it!