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How to Thaw Frozen Shrimp

Step-by-step instructions for thawing frozen shrimp quickly and easily
Active Time5 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Author: TipBuzz


  • large mixing bowl (stainless steel or glass)
  • paper towels


  • frozen shrimp any size
  • cold water


  • Place the frozen shrimp in the mixing bowl.
  • Add cold water to cover all the shrimp.
  • Let sit for about 10 minutes. Then drain the water.
  • Add fresh cold water to cover the shrimp again.
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes more. Then drain.
  • The shrimp should be thawed but still cold. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture before using in your recipe.


  • Larger shrimp sizes will require more time to thaw than smaller ones.