Cajun Shrimp Linguine
Classic Cajun flavors--the smoky, spicy seasoning; sweet shrimp; and onion, green bell pepper, and celery trinity--give this pasta toss a New Orleans vibe. A jolt of ground red pepper spices things up nicely, while creamy half-and-half smooths out the edges.
Georgia Shrimp and Radish Salad
Radishes at the farmers' market can seem as varied and abundant as the colors of Easter eggs. Two different varieties give this salad vibrant color, texture, and flavor.
Honey Walnut Shrimp with Asian Slaw
Our take on a Chinese-restaurant favorite uses the same ingredients, but skips the heavy batter and deep frying. If you can't get jumbo shrimp, use 1 pound of the largest shrimp you can find.
Skillet Rice with Shrimp and ChickenSimple substitutions can give this hearty dish flavorful twists: Swap sausage for chicken, crabmeat for shrimp, or make a vegetarian option by subbing vegetable stock and omitting proteins.
Santorini ShrimpThis colorful shrimp bowl comes together quickly once shrimp is added to the sauté pan. Stir in fennel, bell pepper, and remaining ingredients until heated through. Just remember, be careful to not overcook the shrimp.
Shrimp and Spicy Mango SautéWhen you don't have much time to cook, the right condiment can add layers of flavor in a flash. Oil-packed Indian mango relish (not chutney, which is too sweet) combines earthy turmeric and fenugreek with the tang of mustard and green mango. Find it in the international aisle of your grocery store.
Baked Coconut ShrimpWe bet you won't miss the frying once you try our kid-friendly Baked Coconut Shrimp.
Roasted Shrimp with Mushrooms, Broccolini, and Foaming Chive Butter Sauce
This dish is simplicity itself: Everything cooks on a roasting pan in a very hot oven in stages for just 12 minutes, and the foaming chive butter sauce takes only 2 minutes on the stovetop. Be sure to add the minced chives at the last moment after the pot comes off the heat; cooking will turn the chives bitter.
Skillet-Roasted Okra and ShrimpWith only six main ingredients and a simple thirty minute prep time, you'll have dinner on the table fast enough to keep up with your busy schedule.
Quick Fried Brown Rice with Shrimp and Snap PeasStir up your weeknight meal routine by serving up 20-minute Quick Fried Brown Rice with Shrimp and Snap Peas.
Herbed Shrimp with Tomato-Spinach SaladAdd heartiness to a simple spinach salad by serving herbed shrimp and tomatoes over greens.
Chili-Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice and Snap PeasShrimp cook quickly (under 5 minutes), and a big batch takes just a couple of minutes more than a small one. Reheat for just a minute, or the shrimp may become rubbery. For even more coconut flavor, replace the 1/4 cup water in the rice mixture with coconut water.
Creole Shrimp and Okra
Think of this main as shrimp and grits with a distinctly Cajun attitude. Halved okra not only looks gorgeous, but it'll also give off less "slime" than chopped okra. Let the vegetables caramelize a bit in the pan for a richer base.
Herb-Wrapped Shrimp with Lemongrass Dipping Sauce
When your garden is producing lots of shiso, use it as wrappers for these boldly flavored bundles (or buy shiso from an Asian market). You'll need 2 dozen cocktail toothpicks.
Summer Herbed Grilled ShrimpOur finishing touches--a hit of herbs, peppery olive oil, and tangy vinegar--make these shrimp the freshest, most irresistible appetizer. Leave the tails on so guests have a handle for these tasty bites.
Sausage, Shrimp and Quinoa Skillet
We swapped rice for protein- and fiber-rich quinoa in this faux dirty rice, but any cooked whole grain would work well; give bulgur or farro a try to change things up.
Shrimp Fajitas with Mango-Lime Slaw
The sizzle of a savory shrimp fajita is enough to make your day. Serve with lime wedges and Mango-Lime Slaw.
Thai Shrimp and Eggplant Stir-FryShrimp adds great flavor to nearly any stir-fry dish. Serve Thai Shrimp and Eggplant Stir-Fry with lime wedges and rice noodles, if desired.
Boiled Shrimp with Tangy Cocktail SauceFor a full-on shrimp boil feast, pair this dish with boiled fresh corn on the cob and baby red potatoes.
Easy Barbecue ShrimpFor a flavorful, Southern-style dish, serve this Easy Barbecue Shrimp with Jalapeno Biscuits.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Charred Asparagus and Snap PeasReserve some marinade to serve as the sauce, saving time and uniting flavors. For extra charred flavor, cook the veggies in a cast-iron skillet directly on the grill instead of the stovetop.
Lowcountry Shrimp and GritsThis classic Carolina combo makes for a flavorful and fast dinner--quick-cooking grits come together in about 5 minutes.
Pan-Seared Shrimp with Chive Grits and Salsa VerdeThis refreshing shrimp and grits dish is made even better with the addition of salsa verde.
Roasted Gulf Shrimp with Romesco Sauce
This recipe requires almost no effort for maximum reward. Just 10 minutes in the oven plus our special sauce equals tender, juicy shrimp with a kick.
Pan-Seared Herb ShrimpThe size of meat portions is shrinking, leaving more room on the plate for heart-healthy seafood. Eat fish more often, and make it pop with this herb- and lemon-packed dressing.
Sriracha Shrimp RollsButtering and toasting the rolls adds tons of rich flavor to these delicious shrimp sandwiches; don't be tempted to skip that step.
Peppered Shrimp with White Bean and Cauliflower PureeIf you'd like a smoother puree, process the bean-cauliflower mixture in a food processor before stirring in the butter and cheese.
Charred Lemon Pappardelle with Mushrooms and ShrimpThis shrimp dish chock full of zesty lemon flavors and creamy pasta.
Grilled Shrimp Caesar SaladThe single anchovy fillet lends umami depth to the dressing without giving it any sort of strong fishy flavor.
Crunchy Shrimp TostadaTostadas are the perfect build-your-own fare. Start with 6-inch whole-grain corn tortillas instead of flour, and you'll save about 30 calories and 200mg sodium. Top with a fun flavor combo of grilled shrimp and shredded cabbage, and crunch.
Shrimp Boil with Green Olives and LemonThe simmering liquid is packed with flavor, which transfers nicely to the shrimp.
Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and AvocadoChipotle chile and fire-roasted tomatoes lend smokiness to this tortilla soup recipe.
Shrimp Vodka PastaA simple vodka-marinara sauce is tossed with refrigerated fettuccine and sauteed shrimp for a quick and filling one-dish entree.
Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Alfredo Sauce Over PastaIf 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.
Grilled Shrimp TacosMake taco night extraordinary with these deliciously simple grilled shrimp tacos. Season the shrimp, brush with lime-butter, and grill on skewers until done, then serve with taco shells, cabbage, and a homemade sour cream sauce.
Fried until crunchy, these shrimp look a little like firecrackers, with the tails being the fuses. See make-ahead details (below) for ways to prep them before a party. Hong Pham, of ravenouscouple.com, gave us the recipe.
Shrimp Malacca with RiceThis dish is essentially shrimp Creole with the addition of curry powder, which elevates it by a surprising degree. Serve over rice, accompanied by a simple green salad.
Saucy Shrimp Sauté on ToastCheck around for the best prices on shrimp: Sometimes, it's at the seafood counter; other times, it's in the freezer case. The garlic that's rubbed on the toast at the end lends lots of punch; for sensitive taste buds, skip that step.
Shrimp ArrabbiataSweet shrimp is ideal for spicy dishes like this. If you want just a light lick of heat, use 1/4 teaspoon red pepper.
Stir-Fried Ginger ShrimpThe peppery flavor of ginger in this shrimp stir-fry complements the spiciness of the chile paste and sweetness of the rice wine. Serve with jasmine rice and melon slices.
Greek Salad with ShrimpUse shredded rotisserie chicken in place of the shrimp, if you'd prefer. For quick suppers, keep a bag of cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp in the freezer. Set the shrimp in a colander and rinse with cool water to thaw quickly.
Asparagus Shrimp Stir-Fry"You wouldn't find fresh asparagus in Saigon when I was a kid," says chef Eric Banh, co-owner with his sister, Sophie, of Seattle's Monsoon and Ba Bar restaurants, "but it's the kind of thing that a fancy restaurant would serve [from cans]." Now that he and Sophie live in the Pacific Northwest, where spring asparagus is sweet, juicy, and abundant, they love to use it in spring dishes--like this savory shrimp stir-fry.
Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-FryJust a touch of honey adds a slight sweetness that rounds out the flavor in this quick stir-fry. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels before adding them to the wok so they brown nicely. Serve with hot cooked brown rice.
Curry-Mango ShrimpThis dish is all about the marinade. Soak large shrimp in a sweet-and-spicy Indian-inspired marinade featuring mango chutney, fresh lime, ginger, and curry powder. Serve over rice for a simple, yet totally delicious, weeknight meal.
Creamy Tomato Gazpacho with ShrimpTop creamy tomato gazpacho with fresh shrimp for a refreshing summer soup.
Grilled Panzanella with ShrimpA quick turn on the grill brings extra summer flavor to this riff on classic Italian bread salad.
Ginger Shrimp with Almond SauceThe almond sauce and ginger go wonderfully well in this colorful and delicious shrimp skewer platter.
Jerk-Spiced ShrimpSeason fresh shrimp with a homemade jerk seasoning mix and grill over medium-high heat for three minutes on each side. Serve with a sweet fruit salsa made from chopped pineapple, chopped cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped cilantro, and cider vinegar.
Coconut (Un-)Fried ShrimpThese delectable shrimp are dipped in egg whites (instead of whole eggs), breaded, and then baked rather than deep-fried.
Greek Shrimp with White Beans, Tomato Sauce, and FetaThis simple, Tuscan-inspired stew is the perfect casual supper for two, though it can easily be doubled. Enjoy leftovers with a piece of whole-grain French bread baguette for dunking.
Greek Bulgur Salad with ShrimpThis recipe combines bulgur and grilled shrimp with the classic Greek salad ingredients.
Shrimp Fettuccine AlfredoThis shrimp fettuccine alfredo recipe, which calls for quick-cooking refrigerated pasta, is a great go-to dish for hectic weekights. Serve with a side of roasted asparagus.
Curried Shrimp and Melted Cherry TomatoesThis flavorful shrimp dish uses garam masala, a fragrant Indian spice blend. You can find it in the supermarket spice aisle.
Coconut Lime Shrimp SkewersA squeeze of lime adds zing and toasted coconut contributes crunch to this easy make-ahead crowd-pleaser.You can marinate the shrimp for anywhere from one hour to one day. You'll need at least 24 wooden skewers (6 in.).
Shrimp with Ginger-Garlic Red Noodle Beans
These meaty long beans take wonderfully to Asian flavorings such as soy sauce and Sriracha. Look for mirin in the supermarket's international aisle, or substitute marsala wine or dry sherry instead.
BBQ Shrimp Toasts
Pair these flavorful open-faced sandwiches with the Haricots Verts with Cherry Tomatoes and Mushrooms for a colorful and complete plate.