The fat and cholesterol content of shrimp also depends on how it is cooked. Cooking methods can increase shrimp's cholesterol considerably if a lot of oils are added during the process.
Shrimp dishes that are deep fried, covered in heavy sauces, or basted in butter will have higher cholesterol levels than other types of shrimp dishes. If you like shrimp, limiting the ingredients that add to its cholesterol content will be beneficial to your health and cholesterol count.
For the healthiest ways to eat shrimp, try preparing it broiled, baked, steamed or boiled with just a little salt, pepper, and seasoning. You will find that you won't miss the grease and oil, and that you will be able to enjoy the natural flavor of the shrimp without added cholesterol.