How much raw shrimp do I need to buy to yield 8 ounces cooked?

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How much raw shrimp do I need to buy to yield 8 ounces cooked?

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Carolyn P., Bronxville, NY Believe it or not, you’ll need 1 to 1 1/4 pounds raw shrimp in the shell to yield 8 ounces cooked shrimp, or 1 cup.

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Frank B

Raw shrimp cooks down quite a bit so I’d say you need roughly 1 to 1.25 pounds of raw shrimp in the shell to yield 8 ounces cooked shrimp.