Versatile Texas shrimp make a great addition to almost any meal – whether grilled to perfection for mouth-watering surf and turf, or sautéed, boiled, deep fried, broiled, breaded or pan-seared.
The key to cooking shrimp is to avoid overcooking. When cooked correctly, shrimp will retain a firm texture and be pink and slightly opaque. Some cooks use the spring test to ensure proper cooking times. This involves holding the shrimp upside down by the head and pulling the tail down. If cooked, the tail will spring back. If not, it needs to cook a little longer.
Approximate cooking times also can be determined from reading the product size packaging. Obviously, smaller shrimp will need less time to cook than larger choices.