Scrumptious Shrimp Recipes
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 Chicken
Simple 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.
This 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 Sauté
When 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.
Sheet-Pan Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
It’s definitely not traditional, but it sure is convenient (not to mention, way tasty). With our trusty sheet pan and a few smart supermarket shortcuts, we keep the prep for this weeknight jambalaya recipe incredibly quick and easy.
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.
Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp with Broccoli
Instead of the usual pasta, rice soaks up all of the delicious lemon-garlic sauce in this shrimp dish. This one-pan supper comes together quickly and will please everyone around your table. Make it come together even faster by using bagged precut broccoli florets.
Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Lemon Dressing
This simple shrimp and orzo salad is tossed with seasonal veggies and a bright, tangy dressing. Delicious at room temperature or chilled, it also makes a tasty lunch the next day if you have leftovers. You’ll need three cups of vegetables for this dish, but you can adjust the amounts of asparagus, sugar snap peas, and English peas.
Herbed Shrimp with Tomato-Spinach Salad
Add heartiness to a simple spinach salad by serving herbed shrimp and tomatoes over greens.
Chili-Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice and Snap Peas
Shrimp 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 Shrimp
Our 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-Fry
Shrimp 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 Sauce
For a full-on shrimp boil feast, pair this dish with boiled fresh corn on the cob and baby red potatoes.
Easy Barbecue Shrimp
For a flavorful, Southern-style dish, serve this Easy Barbecue Shrimp with Jalapeno Biscuits.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Charred Asparagus and Snap Peas
Reserve 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 Grits
This 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 Verde
This 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 Shrimp
The 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 Rolls
Buttering 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 Puree
If 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 Shrimp
This shrimp dish chock full of zesty lemon flavors and creamy pasta.
Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad
The single anchovy fillet lends umami depth to the dressing without giving it any sort of strong fishy flavor.
Crunchy Shrimp Tostada
Tostadas 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 Lemon
The simmering liquid is packed with flavor, which transfers nicely to the shrimp.
Cheesy Shrimp and Grits
This quick and easy shrimp and grits recipe will wow your family as a weeknight meal or impress guests at a dinner party. The vein of the shrimp runs along the back of the shrimp, just below the surface, and is actually the digestive tract. It won't cause you harm to eat, but can taste gritty (and you definitely don't want that), so it's best to remove it. To see how to do so, click here.
Pasta Primavera with Shrimp
Shrimp Boil Vegetable Bowls
Do the warmer days have you dreaming of low-country boils with fresh-off-the-boat seafood? Even if you can’t make it to the beach right now, this quick and easy Shrimp Boil Vegetable Bowl allows you enjoy the taste and smell of a seaside meal. To simplify your prep work, have the shrimp peeled and deveined at your favorite seafood market. Call ahead with your order, so all you have to do is pick it up
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
This easy dinner comes together in less time than it takes to wait for a table at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Mild poblano chiles and bell peppers get a nice char under the broiler and deliver more than double a day’s worth of immunity-boosting vitamin C.
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 Rice
This 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 Toast
Check 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.
Sweet 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 Shrimp
The 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.
Shrimp Kebabs with Mint and Melon Salad
The shrimp is balanced with slight sweetness, bitter char, and tangy lime—a combination that complements the refreshing melon. Pick the ripest melons you can find; they should be firm but slightly soft and fragrant, especially near the stem end. Round out this dinner with your favorite grain or the Herb-Scented Rice Salad. Gina Homolka is the founder of skinnytaste.com and @skinnytaste.
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 Alfredo Pot Pie
Creamy, luscious, and very rich, this pot pie is super delicious and highly comforting. Store-bought Alfredo sauce makes prep a breeze.
Thai Pineapple Shrimp Curry
Green curry paste is the base of the flavorful sauce—look for it in the Asian foods aisle of your supermarket.
Creamy Tomato Gazpacho with Shrimp
Top creamy tomato gazpacho with fresh shrimp for a refreshing summer soup.