How Long to Cook Shrimp From Frozen


When it comes to cooking shrimp, I’m a novice. But even I know that you can’t just throw frozen shrimp into boiling water and expect them to be done in the same amount of time as thawed shrimp. That’s because cooking from frozen has some special considerations—like knowing how long to cook them for! And when you’re making dinner for friends and family, there’s nothing worse than overcooked food (unless it’s undercooked food). We’ve got you covered: Here are our tips for perfectly cooked shrimp every time!

Cook shrimp from frozen in a saucepan or skillet.

  • Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, then add the shrimp.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, turn the shrimp over and cook for 4 minutes more until they are pink and opaque throughout (or about 8 minutes total).

Cook frozen shrimps for 5 minutes on one side and then 4 minutes on the other side.


To cook frozen shrimp, you’ll need to follow a two-step process. First, cook the shrimp on one side for 5 minutes and then flip it over and cook for another 4 minutes.

If you don’t have access to an oven or panini press but still want to make delicious shrimp sandwiches at home (or just want some good ol’ deep fried goodness), consider using a deep fryer instead!

You can also cook shrimp from frozen in a deep-fryer.

  • To cook shrimp in a deep-fryer, follow these steps:
  • Heat oil to 350 F (use a deep-fry thermometer to monitor the temperature).
  • Add shrimp and cook for 5 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Cooking shrimp from frozen needs to be done carefully so it doesn’t overcook and become rubbery.

Shrimp is a delicate seafood. It can be overcooked and become rubbery, so you’ll want to follow these steps carefully:

  • Don’t overcook the shrimp. Shrimp will cook quickly–in less than five minutes, depending on their size and how much you like them cooked. The best way to tell if they’re done is by looking at their color; once they turn pink all over, they’re ready! If you’re not sure if they’ve been cooked long enough or not, take one out of the pan and cut into it with a knife (this will help get through any shell). If there aren’t any red juices showing in your cut piece of shrimp yet then put them back into the oil until they reach medium-rare status before serving them up with some sauce on top or alongside some rice or pasta for dinner tonight!


In this article, we’ve covered the different ways to cook shrimp from frozen. We hope that it was helpful and that you now know how long it takes to cook shrimp from frozen!

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