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Old 12-23-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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Can I reheat shrimp?

Last minute shopping. I want some warm shrimp.

My choices are to cook the shrimp, which only takes a few minutes, then peel them, which can become tedious, when there are so many other things that need attention on Christmas Day.

The store will steam them for me, but I've never reheated cooked shrimp before and am afraid they'll become tough.

Can this be done?

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Old 12-23-2007, 11:24 AM   #2
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they can go tough yeah, but they will be safe to eat :)
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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You could serve them cold, as a shrimp cocktail. Or you can buy the uncooked, frozen EZ-peel shrimp that have been mostly peeled (only the tail is still on) and deveined, cook them, and serve them as is, letting your guests remove the tail peel.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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YT, I didn't want to hear that! :) I think you're exactly right, but I'm waiting for someone to come along with a miracle idea.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:36 AM   #5
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GotGarlic - I've never seen EZ-Peel shrimp before. I don't know if my store carries them, but I'll ask. Simple removing the tail cuts down on a lot of work.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:58 AM   #6
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If you want them warm...then buy raw and cook..
Pre-cooked and chilled would be delicious. Shrimp Cocktail, Shriimp Remoulade, etc.
Pre-cooked and re-heated...they will become over cooked. Rubbery is the term that comes to mind..

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Old 12-23-2007, 12:24 PM   #7
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Uncle Bob, you also are right. I wanted to avoid extra work. Sigh (LOL). So, I'll go to the store, buy some fresh shrimp (unless I can find some EZ-Peel) and cook it at the last minute, as should be done.

I just added another bottle of wine to the list. Keep the guests happy while I'm peeling away!
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I am confused. You are going to peel the shrimp anyway. So what difference does it make if they are cooked or raw?

Peel the shrimp earlier, keep them cold, and then cook.

Reheating shrimp as has been stated is going to not yield a good product.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:35 PM   #9
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Uncle Bob, you also are right. I wanted to avoid extra work. Sigh (LOL). So, I'll go to the store, buy some fresh shrimp (unless I can find some EZ-Peel) and cook it at the last minute, as should be done.

I just added another bottle of wine to the list. Keep the guests happy while I'm peeling away!
Another bottle of wine is the ticket! Pour them some wine and say, "Ok everybody in the kitchen, we gonna have a shrimp peelin party"!!!



PS...I'm serious

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Old 12-23-2007, 12:36 PM   #10
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Use a sauce to reheat the shrimp.

Make a garlic or whatever sauce, pour it over the cooked shrimp to heat them a little. I do the same thing with leftover meat that would turn out overcooked if reheated. Make a scorhing hot gravy or jus and pour over the meat.
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