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Posted:  |  Updated: 08/31/12 EDT

Shrimp Recipes: 13 Easy Ways To Cook Shrimp (Photos)

When you're in need of a quick meal, shrimp is the way to go. It can cook as quickly as two minutes, and almost never takes longer than seven. And when prepared with a skilled hand, it makes one satisfying dish. It's true that shrimp can be disappointing when overcooked, but if you click through the slideshow below you'll learn how to make it 13 different ways with delicious results every time.

With the increasing issue of unsustainable shrimping practices, it's important to understand what to look out for when buying shrimp. Some good things to keep in mind are:

For a quick tutorial on how to clean and devein shrimp, check out our slideshow.

What's your favorite shrimp recipe? Leave a comment.

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According to the Barefoot Contessa, roasting is the best way to prepare shrimp. It caramelizes them a little bit, which brings out a natural sweetness and intensifies their flavors. To roast them, just toss the shrimp in olive oil and salt, and cook in a 400 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.

Serving suggestions:
Roasted scampi
Spiced with paprika and fresh herbs
Curry-spiced, paired with oranges
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