By Elizabeth Branch
Updated: February 15, 2017

Buy precooked shrimp at the seafood market or in the seafood department of the grocery store. If you want to buy shrimp in the shell, you'll need to get 2 pounds. To cook, place the unpeeled shrimp in about 6 cups of boiling water for 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Drain, and peel.

Try this Kitchen Shortcut with Shrimp and Caper Salad.