Can Trader Joes precooked frozen shrimp be used in hot pasta dishes?
I just bought some Trader Joes frozen shrimp and it says to defrost and eat and avoid further cooking. I wan't to make a shrimp Alfrredo and wondered if I can still use this shrimp. Do I just mix it in with the sauce once the sauce is done? or should I have bought raw shrimp and cooked it for this dish?
You shouldn't have any problem, just get your sauce really hot and add shrimp for about 5 min just to heat through.
I used some last week in a tomato based pasta dish. They have a wonderful texture out of the bag. I would add them to a hot dish, and wait a few minutes (without heating) for the heat of the sauce to warm them. They go from succulent and juicy to chewy and hard in a flash. I think you are better off with raw shrimp but these will be better than no shrimp at all.
i usually just put in a bowl or colendar and run some warm water over them for a few minutes to unfreeze them - then toss in dishes to warm through.