If you need to use frozen shrimp in a hurry, and especially if you need them to be cold for whatever shrimp dish you are making, it can be a pain to wait for the shrimp to thaw. However, there are a couple ways to quickly thaw frozen shrimp safely, while keeping it cold.
If you have a salad spinner, place the shrimp in the basket and fill with cold water. If you do not have a salad spinner, you can also thaw shrimp in a colander sitting in a bowl of water, so that the shrimp are covered with water.
You only need about 4-5 minutes to fully thaw the shrimp, and your chilled shrimp are ready to serve!