I have some shrimp. Not sure if this is raw, and what to do with it to make it safe for eating. I'm not looking for a recipe, but a method of preparing these shrimp. I know how to peel shrimp, am I to boil them? Fry them? Do they look raw to you? Can I eat raw shrimp? If not, do I boil them? Thanks!

Shrimp, what to do?


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If you look at the label, you see "CKD SHRIMP..." which I read as "cooked shrimp".

Even without the label, you have two indicators for cooked:

  • the colour: raw shrimp are greyish-green, they turn pink when cooked
  • the body shape: raw shrimp have a more "stretched" body, they curl up during cooking.
  • Wow! Thank you :) this helped. Would it be okay to eat if I peeled, and rinsed it? (Or should I boil the peeled shrimp a bit, too?) How was this shrimp cooked? Can you tell by looking? Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 5:11
  • Are they frozen? Then thaw (gently, not in a microwave), rinse, peel. Then either just eat or use as ingredient in a dish. These were either boiled or steamed. As far as boiling them again is concerned, I'd be very careful, lest they get rubbery.
    – Stephie
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 5:22

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