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Sous Vide Frozen Shrimp

Sous Vide Frozen Shrimp – Need to cook frozen shrimp in a hurry? Using an immersion circulator, you can cook frozen shrimp perfectly in just 25 minutes! With the sous vide method, each shrimp is tender and full of flavor.

Can you sous vide frozen shrimp? Yes! Buying frozen shrimp is a great way to stock up on seafood without breaking the bank. But cooking frozen shrimp can be tricky, especially if they’re not thawed first. Luckily, there is an easy solution: sous vide! This method of cooking allows you to cook your frozen shrimp in just 25 minutes using an immersion circulator.

Sous vide cooking is a French method of cooking that uses a temperature-controlled water bath to cook food at a consistent temperature using an immersion circulator. This method is perfect for cooking proteins, vegetables, and even for reheating food. You can even use it to cook food right from frozen!

✅ Benefits of Cooking Frozen Shrimp in Sous Vide

  • The shrimp will be cooked perfectly, from the inside out.
  • Unlike traditional methods for cooking shrimp, you won’t have to worry about overcooking your shrimp since the immersion circulator will keep them at a consistent temperature.
  • You can quickly cook shrimp from frozen even if you forget to thaw or defrost them.

🍚 Using Baking Soda To Cook Shrimp

This recipe uses a small amount of baking soda. Baking soda is a great way to add plumpness and snap back to your shrimp. It also helps to enhance the flavor of the shrimp. It’s a simple addition that can make a big difference in terms of taste. Use about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda per pound of shrimp.

🦐 Ingredients and Tools

  • Frozen Shrimp -Any type of frozen shrimp will work for this recipe. You can use shrimp that are peeled or unpeeled, tail on or tail off.
  • Baking Soda – Gives the shrimp a perfectly plump texture.
  • Salt & Pepper – Enhances the flavor of the shrimp.
  • Cooking Oil – Helps the seasonings stick and helps keep the shrimp moist.

Tools

📖 How To Cook Frozen Shrimp Sous Vide

1️⃣ Prepare your water bath: Add water to a large pot and add your immersion circulator. Set to 135F or desired temperature.

2️⃣ Prepare the shrimp: Add your frozen shrimp to a bowl. Sprinkle on baking soda, salt, pepper, and oil. Toss to combine.

3️⃣ Seal the shrimp: Using a vacuum sealer or the water displacement method, add the seasoned shrimp in a single flat layer.

4️⃣ Cook the shrimp: Once the water bath reaches desired temperature, submerge the bag in the water bath making sure all of the shrimp is under water. You may need to use a weight or heavy kitchen utensil to keep it down. Leave it in the water bath for 25 minutes.

5️⃣ Finishing: Remove the shrimp from the water bath. If using right away, serve while warm. If using later, submerge in an ice bath for 5 minutes before transferring to the fridge.

⏲️ Best Time & Temperature

  • 125-130F – Use this temperature if you are planning to finish the shrimp in a pan or on a grill. This will produce shrimp that is mostly cooked and tender. Sous vide for 25 minutes.
  • 135F – Use this temperature if you would like a fully cooked shrimp that has the same texture as a shrimp cocktail. Sous vide for 25 minutes.

🔥To cook already thawed or defrosted shrimp: Lower the cooking time to 15-20 minutes.

sous vide shrimp in bag

🍤 Finishing The Shrimp

Once the shrimp is fully cooked, you can eat it as is or finish it using the following methods.

  • Pan sear: Cook the shrimp in a pan over high heat for about 30 seconds per side.
  • Grill: Cook them on an outdoor grill over medium-high heat for just one minute or 30 seconds on each side.
  • Broil: Place under your oven broiler for one minute, watching closely to make sure it doesn’t burn!

❔FAQ

What if I don’t have a vacuum sealer?

You can use the water displacement method to seal your shrimp in a freezer-safe bag. Seal the top of the bag, then slowly lower it into a pot of water until most of the air is removed and the bag is underwater. Remove from the pot and seal completely.

Can I cook shrimp from frozen using traditional cooking methods?

You can use the water displacement method to seal your shrimp in a freezer-safe bag. Seal the top of the bag, then slowly lower it into a pot of water until most of the air is removed and the bag is underwater. Remove from the pot and seal completely.

Can I use a different immersion circulator besides an Anova?

Any immersion circulator should work as long as it has variable temperature control. A great budget friendly sous vide is the Inkbird Sous Vide Cooker.

Can I finish the shrimp in the oven?

Yes, you can finish the shrimp in the oven by broiling or grilling them for a short period of time.

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Sous Vide Frozen Shrimp

Sous Vide Frozen Shrimp – Need to cook frozen shrimp in a hurry? Using an immersion circulator, you can cook frozen shrimp perfectly in just 25 minutes! With the sous vide method, each shrimp is tender and full of flavor.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 18kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Shrimp frozen
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add water to a large pot and add your immersion circulator. Set to 135F or desired temperature.
  • Add your frozen shrimp to a bowl. Sprinkle on baking soda, salt, pepper, and oil. Toss to combine.
  • Using a vacuum sealer or the water displacement method, add the seasoned shrimp in a single flat layer.
  • Once the water bath reaches desired temperature, submerge the bag in the water bath making sure all of the shrimp is under water. You may need to use a weight or heavy kitchen utensil to keep it down. Leave it in the water bath for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the shrimp from the water bath. If using right away, serve while warm. If using later, submerge in an ice bath for 5 minutes before transferring to the fridge.

Notes

⏲️Best Time & Temperature

  • 125-130F – Use this temperature if you are planning to finish the shrimp in a pan or on a grill. This will produce shrimp that is mostly cooked and tender. Sous vide for 25 minutes.
  • 135F – Use this temperature if you would like a fully cooked shrimp that has the same texture as a shrimp cocktail. Sous vide for 25 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 18kcal | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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