Easy recipes that use precooked shrimp include lemony bow ties and shrimp, mango shrimp salad, shrimp and rice and shrimp quesadillas. When purchasing frozen cooked shrimp, choose brands without the shell. Thaw the shrimp, drain off excess water and pat dry before using.
Lemony bow ties and shrimp combines 1/2 pound of bow tie pasta with 1 pound cooked shrimp in a bowl. Add 1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in half, 1 cup fresh basil and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss the mixture with 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.
The mango shrimp salad combines 1 pound cooked shrimp, 1 diced mango and 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves with a chutney mixture. Combine 1/4 cup mango chutney, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime peel and 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, and then toss with the shrimp mixture.
Make an Asian-style shrimp and rice dish by cooking 1 1/2 cups frozen edamame in the microwave on high heat for two minutes. Combine cooked edamame with 1 pound cooked shrimp, 1 package precooked brown rice, 3 sliced green onions and 1/2 cup ginger-soy dressing. Whip up easy shrimp quesadillas by combining 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese with 1/3 cup fresh cilantro and 1 teaspoon chili powder. Evenly divide 1/2 pound of chopped cooked shrimp between 4 tortilla shells. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the shrimp, and top with 4 tortillas. Cook the quesadillas in a large skillet over a medium-high heat for three minutes on both sides.