How to Reheat Shrimp

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If you need to reheat shrimp leftovers, follow these simple and helpful guidelines for perfectly flavorful reheated shrimp. 


  • Any amount of cooked shrimp


Stovetop Simmer Method

  1. Fill a saute pan with about 2 inches of broth or water. 
  2. Tip: You can add more flavor to water by adding a pinch of salt, squeeze of lemon or splash of white wine.
  3. Heat the liquid until it's almost beginning to boil. You want the liquid to be hot, but not boiling hot.
  4. Turn off the heat. 
  5. Add the shrimp to the liquid just long enough to reheat 

Stovetop Saute Method

  1. Warm a wide saute pan over medium heat with a generous drizzle of oil.
  2. When the oil has warmed, add the shrimp. If the shrimp has already been cooked with other ingredients like rice or pasta, add these ingredients too. 
  3. Saute gently until the shrimp and other ingredients are mostly heated.
  4. Turn off the heat and cover the pan with lid for the last minute or two, to trap moisture while the food finishes reheating.  


Oven Method

  1. Heat oven to 300 F
  2. Spread the shrimp out in a single layer on a rimmed sheet pan or baking dish.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of warm water to the sheet pan.  
  4. Cover the sheet pan tightly with foil.
  5. Heat for about 10 to 15 minutes