How Long Does it Take to Fully Cook Shrimp?
When determining how long to cook raw shrimp, you have to decide how you're going to cook them, as this will influence the cooking time; some methods are decidedly faster than others. You can boil, bake, or sauté your raw shrimp. There's not much difference in how long to cook raw shell-on shrimp versus shell-off, so that's not really a factor: However, many believe that cooking raw shrimp with the shell on does help retain a lot of the flavor!
How Long to Boil Raw Shrimp
Boil raw shrimp for about 2 minutes, and then immediately put them into an ice water bath to stop them from cooking further.
How Long to Bake Raw Shrimp
Bake your shrimp for about 9 to 13 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
How Long to Cook Raw Shrimp on the Stove
It takes 2 to 3 minutes on each side to cook raw shrimp in a skillet with a little bit of oil over medium-high heat.
No matter which method you choose, you'll know that your shrimp is done when it's pink and opaque.