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Sauteed shrimps in a skillet.

How to Cook Shrimp For Babies

Serving shrimp to babies can be tricky. Follow these cooking tips, serving suggestions, and healthy recipes.
Course Main entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 106kcal



  • 1 pound (16 oz.) medium to large shrimp, fresh or thawed, if frozen
  • 2 tablespoons oil or butter (if sauteeing or broiling)



  • Insert a steamer basket into a large pot. Fill with water to just below the steamer basket. Bring water to a boil.
  • Add shrimp to the pot and cover with a lid. Reduce heat to low and steam for 4-5 minutes, until they curl and turn pink. Turn once halfway through to ensure even cooking.


  • Heat a large pan over medium high heat and add oil or butter. Swirl the pan around to coat the surface.
  • Once it begins to shimmer add the shrimp. Flip when they turn pinkish on the bottom and curl, about 2-3 minutes. Finish cooking until pink, opque, and curled into a loose ā€œCā€ shape, about 1-2 minutes. Immediately transfer to a plate to prevent overcooking.Ā 


  • Turn the broiler on. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and place shrimp on top in single layer, making sure there's space in between so they don't touch.
  • Place on the top oven rack and broil for 2-3 minutes.


  • Once cooked, be sure to finely mince.
  • Will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Calories: 106kcal | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 90mg