How Long to Cook Shrimp in Pan


Shrimp is delicious, but it’s also a bit of a pain to cook. I mean, you have to peel them and devein them, which takes time! But once the shrimp are cooked, they’re worth every minute.

How Long to Cook Shrimp in Pan

First, let’s talk about how to cook shrimp in the pan.

To do this, you’ll need:

  • A pan (you can use any kind of frying pan)
  • Olive oil or butter (for flavor)

Next, heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and add 1/2 cup of olive oil or melted butter into each side of your frying pan over medium heat until it reaches its boiling point. Then add as many raw shrimp as will fit comfortably without overlapping each other–no more than 1/2 pound per person will work best–and cook them until they’re browned on both sides (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat when done cooking and serve immediately with lemon wedges if desired!

To cook shrimp, simply heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque.


To cook shrimp, simply heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque.

You can also tell when your shrimp is done by looking at its color: fully cooked shrimp will be pink or white with only a hint of orange. Undercooked shrimp will be translucent with an almost see-through shell; overcooked shrimp will turn bright orange and feel rubbery to the touch. If you find yourself with undercooked or overcooked specimens before serving them, there are ways to salvage them:

Overcooked Shrimp: Add it to pasta sauce for extra flavor (or pop it into an omelet), toss with greens for lunch tomorrow morning and serve cold as part of a salad tonight;

Undercooked Shrimp: Boil water in a pot large enough for all the pieces of seafood being cooked at once (this means no more than 1/2 cup per person) and add salt; drop in your raw fish fillets without overcrowding them in order not only ensure even cooking times but also maintain moisture levels so they don’t dry out while boiling; turn off heat after 2 minutes then let sit until ready to serve

You can stir them once or twice. If the shrimp are large, you may need to turn them just once.

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Shrimp is one of the easiest and quickest ways to cook seafood. It only takes a few minutes and there are so many different ways you can make it!

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