1pound(16 oz.) medium to large shrimp, fresh or thawed, if frozen
2tablespoonsoil 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 “C” shape, about 1-2 minutes. Immediately transfer to a plate to prevent overcooking.
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.