Easy Pan Seared Shrimp

ready in 10 minutes!

Here are the ingredients you need to make easy pan seared shrimp: -jumbo shrimp -salt and pepper -oil -paprika -red chili flakes/cayenne (optional)

This recipe is special because it uses a cold-start method (adapted from Cook's Illustrated). -By starting in a cold pan, the shrimp still get nicely browned, but without overcooking. -This results in tender and juicy shrimp, every time!

Step 1: Pat the shrimp dry very well. This will help the shrimp get a nice sear in the pan, without steaming.

Here's how to make pan seared shrimp:

Step 2: Add the oil and seasonings to the shrimp. Toss well to coat each shrimp evenly with the oil and seasonings.

Step 3: Place a large non-stick pan on the stove top (but don't turn on the stove yet!). Arrange the shrimp evenly in the pan.

Step 4: Turn the burner on high. Cook the shrimp for 3 - 4 minutes, or until the edges are turning opaque and the bottom sides are browned. Turn off the heat and flip the shrimp.

Step 5: Let the shrimp sit in the hot pan (with the burner off) for another 2  - 3 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through. (The shrimp should be pearly opaque, in a "C" shape.)

Step 6: As soon as the shrimp is cooked, remove them to a plate and serve immediately (with lemon wedges, or garlic butter if you like!).

RECIPE TIPS: -try using your own favorite seasoning blends, like lemon pepper, Cajun, or Old Bay. -leftovers will keep in the fridge for 3 - 4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.