7 Ways With Fresh Shrimp

See how to cook fresh shrimp in a variety of ways and how to showcase this popular seafood in different recipes inlcuding appetizers and salads to main dishes and stews.

  • Straight from the Sea
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Randy Mayor; Cooking Light

    Straight from the Sea

    Shrimp are so versatile and quick cooking, you could call them the ocean's pasta. They can be prepared dozens of ways, from sautéed to fried, and served with dipping sauces, in salads, or over risotto. Buy them fresh from the market and bring beach flavor to your back porch.

  • Mixed Seafood Risotto
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Rick Wetherbee

    Mixed Seafood Risotto

    Add each of the ingredients to this succulent dish slowly to ensure that the flavors meld seamlessly. Anchovy fillets add a hint of salt that complements the sweet, but light dry white wine sauce.
  • Ceviche de Camaron (Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail)
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Ceviche de Camaron (Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail)

    While traditional ceviche would offer raw fish "cooked" with citrus juices, this chilled shrimp cocktail is fully cooked. Poach shrimp in a lime juice and water mixture, then combine with hot sauce, cilantro, olive oil, and ketchup and chill before serving to create the Mexican-inspired "cocktail."
  • Gulf Coast Seafood Stew
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Howard L. Puckett

    Gulf Coast Seafood Stew

    Serve a stew that really lets the light flavor of the shrimp, oysters, and crab shine. Fresh garlic, tomatoes, okra, celery, and green onion add bright color and a tasty crunch to the dish. Add a crusty roll on the side for dipping.
  • Coconut Crab and Shrimp Salad
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    Coconut Crab and Shrimp Salad

    Serve a hearty dinner salad that doubles as an appetizer dip. Lump crabmeat, avocado, and toasted, sweetened coconut lend tropical flavor to this summery dish. Serve with pitas for dipping or over lettuce as a main dish.
  • Shrimp Sautéed with Fresh Tomatoes, Wine, and Basil
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Shrimp Sautéed with Fresh Tomatoes, Wine, and Basil

    When shrimp, scallops, and fish are fresh, you'll want to keep pasta sauces light so they won't overwhelm the seafood's delicate flavor. Sauté brined shrimp with oil in garlic and onions, then add tomato, black pepper, and fresh basil for a refreshing dinner that's light on the stomach and big on flavor.
  • Cajun Shrimp Casserole
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    Cajun Shrimp Casserole

    Bake a casserole packed with the flavors of the Louisiana Bayou. Cayenne pepper, okra, and a rainbow of colorful bell peppers add heat and crunch to this creamy dish. Double the recipe and freeze one casserole for later.
  • Breaded Shrimp with Honey-Mustard Sauce
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross

    Breaded Shrimp with Honey-Mustard Sauce

    Oven-fry shrimp to give them a crisp bite. Before baking, dredge in panko, garlic powder, and onion powder. Serve with a tangy Dijon mustard and honey sauce for dipping.
  • Shrimp and Grits
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Buffy Hargett

    Shrimp and Grits

    One bite of this creamy, classic southern shrimp dish and you will be hooked. This company-worthy recipe is full of flavor and spice, perfect for brunch or as a main dish.
  • Peeling, Deveining, and Butterflying Shrimp
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    How-To Video: Preparing Fresh Shrimp

    Julia Rutland, Food Editor at Coastal Living, shows you how to peel. Devein, and butterfly fresh shrimp.

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