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.