5 Scrumptious Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp are the perfect addition to just about any meal, from salads to stir-fries.

  • Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Alfredo Sauce Over Pasta

    Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Alfredo Sauce Over Pasta

    If you're a fan of spicy gumbo, this dish might just become a dinner staple. Combine hot andouille sausage with tender veggies like onion, green bell pepper, celery, plenty of garlic, and Cajun seasoning. Add chicken broth and cream for a delicious alfredo sauce just begging to be tossed with tender shrimp and hot fettuccine.

  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos
    Photo: James Baigrie

    Grilled Shrimp Tacos

    Give taco night a major face-lift by introducing shrimp to the mix. Soaked in garlic butter and grilled to perfection, shrimp make the perfect taco filling. Simply top each tortilla with your flavor-infused shrimp and add crunchy shredded cabbage, a cool sour cream dressing, a squeeze of juice from grilled lime, and tomatillo salsa.

  • Stir-Fried Ginger Shrimp
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Stir-Fried Ginger Shrimp

    This refreshing Asian-inspired stir-fry really lets its flavors shine. Season the shrimp with ginger and stir-fry with onion, garlic, and celery. A sweet-and-spicy sauce, flavored with rice wine, soy sauce, chile paste, and sesame oil, finishes off the dish with flair.

  • Greek Salad with Shrimp
    Photography: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Greek Salad with Shrimp

    Keeping a bag of shrimp in the freezer makes it easy to pull together simple dishes like this salad in a matter of minutes. Crunchy romaine lettuce meets sweet cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and sliced red onion, then gets a salty kick from crumbled feta, kalamata olives, and pepperocini peppers. Tossed in a Dijon vinaigrette, each bite is a celebration of fresh flavors, making this ordinary salad a special and satisfying treat.

  • Curry-Mango Shrimp
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mamie Walling

    Curry-Mango Shrimp

    This dish is about as easy as can be, and it's ALL about the marinade. Soak large shrimp in a sweet-and-spicy Indian-inspired marinade featuring mango chutney, fresh lime, ginger, and curry powder. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat–the sweet marinade delivers a nice caramelized crust and intense flavor. Serve over rice for a simple, yet totally delicious, weeknight meal.

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