Shrimp recipes are effortless and super-fast meals you can throw together when you’re short on time. Shrimp is a bargain, from one-pot seafood meals to grilling perfection. Because it’s easy to find on sale, you can stock up on it and keep it in the freezer. What’s even better is that shrimp are low-fat, high-protein, and packed with nutrients.
What Goes Well with Shrimp?
I love shrimp with rice, which is what most gumbos and creoles are served with or over. For example, coconut rice is definitely tasty with shrimp. Pasta is yummy with shrimp, too. Au gratin potatoes are especially delicious with grilled shrimp.
Salads are simple sides that go well with shrimp. Whether it’s a Greek salad, easy coleslaw, or tossed salad, it’s always perfect. Some of my favorite veggie sides are asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and roasted broccoli and they all make a great pairing with shrimp.
Can I Cook Frozen Shrimp?
Absolutely! Fresh is nice, but honestly, frozen is what I usually have because I stock up when it’s on sale. I don’t cook frozen chicken or salmon because of their size. You really need to get the internal temperature high enough for food safety.
However, that is not a problem with frozen shrimp. They are so tiny that the biggest concern is overcooking them. They thaw so fast that it actually helps them stay nice and juicy without overcooking.
Super Easy Grilled & BBQ Shrimp Recipes
Juicy shrimp is marinated in a drool-worthy mix of cumin, Italian seasoning, lemon, garlic, pepper flakes, and fresh herbs. Then it’s threaded between vibrant veggies for a flavor explosion that will make the family happy. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight meal, and you can easily customize it!
The incredible New Orleans flavor wrapped around this shrimp with its rich buttery sauce with amazing herbs and spices is great for a finger-licking good time. While the name BBQ implies throwing it on the grill, you can sautee this super-easy shrimp recipe just as easily.
Out-of-this-world shrimp is extremely easy and quick to make. Truly, this dish is perfect for entertaining because these jumbo shrimp are ready in 30 minutes or less. The marinade is an awesome mix of sweet (honey) and sour (lemon). Then kicked up a notch or two with garlic, cumin, and the perfect amount of cayenne.
Are you going to fire up the grill? Then don’t overlook this flavorful grilled coconut shrimp seasoned with garlic, coconut milk, thyme. Quick and easy, it’s excellent as an appetizer too!
Delicious Shrimp Recipes for Soups & Stews
A rich and flavorful gumbo is one of my favorite comfort foods. Bursting with authentic flavors and loaded with chicken, shrimp, crab legs, and sausage, this recipe is a family gathering must-have.
Juicy shrimp smothered in a rich and flavorful roux made with rich, authentic southern flavors from the traditional holy trinity. The homemade seafood broth also makes it better, for a foolproof recipe with big, intense flavors!
With its bold flavors, coconut milk, and the herbal flavors of thyme and bell peppers, Jamaican curry is an intense and delicious stew that is also incredibly easy to make.
This comforting dish of goodness with succulent shrimp simmered in a perfectly seasoned tomato sauce is as easy as it is tasty. The best part is how fast it comes together; in just 30 minutes. And, if you have gluten-free Worcestershire sauce, it’s a great recipe for those on a gluten-free diet.
A Cajun classic made with a savory combination of tomatoes, shrimp, and corn makes the perfect soup for a chilly day! And don’t worry if you don’t have fresh corn because canned or frozen will work, too.
Simple Shrimp One-Pot Meals
Almost every culture has a version of its own taco. For example, in New Orleans, tacos are called a Po’Boy sandwich. Crispy delicious shrimp piled mile-high on a buttered, toasted french roll, stuffed with crunchy cabbage, fresh tomatoes, and drizzled with a lip-smacking homemade remoulade sauce. This will have you feeling like you went to heaven.
A super-fast stir-fried cabbage seasoned with aromatic spices and topped with tasty sautéed shrimp creates a delicious main dish. You can serve it over rice or with a side to accompany any meal.
This quick and easy one-pan shrimp meal with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and grated parmesan offers a harmonious blend of spices and seafood in every bite. Succulent and perfectly cooked shrimp smothered in garlic butter sauce will make your day.
This easy 30-minute weeknight spinach spaghetti dinner with my preferred kind of seafood delivers a massive punch of flavor with no cream and just a handful of ingredients. It is one of my favorite fast dinners that always save me time without compromising taste.
A tasty and straightforward classic shrimp boil with baby red potatoes, corn on the cob, and Andouille sausages generously seasoned with Creole Seasoning and garnished with lemon make for a vibrant summer meal. Ready in less than an hour; you just have to season the ingredients, mix them well, and cook them for a beautiful dinner.
Pasta smothered in a cream sauce infused with garlic and herbs, then topped with juicy shrimp for a delicious dinner in 30 minutes or less. And this rich and elegant weeknight meal is good enough for a celebration with friends.
16. Shrimp Stir Fry
If you’re looking for a quick and easy shrimp dinner that is ready in 20 minutes, this is it. This healthy Asian-inspired shrimp recipe with honey, soy, and garlic-based sauce and vegetables are perfect any time!
Incredible Entree Recipes
You don’t have to leave home or pay a hefty price to enjoy this wonderful restaurant-quality meal. Bacon, shrimp, cream, and Parmesan Reggiano cheese all together in one meal that’s ready in 45 minutes or less will have you dreaming of an Italian vacation.
This shrimp recipe is an utterly satisfying combination of blackened shrimp and pasta in a spicy sauce. It’s ready in 30 minutes, and every bit of it is as good as what you’d get in a restaurant. That makes it great for busy weeknights and a dinner date night with your partner.
This quick and easy weeknight shrimp recipe is loaded with fresh herbs, paprika, garlic, lemon, and Creole Seasoning. Pile it on top of pasta, rice, or crusty bread for an incredibly flavorful meal. The juicy, buttery, garlicky, and lemony main dish can be ready in just 15 minutes from start to finish!
Creamy, easy-to-make grits piled with Cajun-seasoned shrimp deliver bold and spicy flavors. This heavenly classic Southern comfort food is guaranteed to please the entire family!
21. Shrimp Risotto
This creamy shrimp recipe garnished with parsley and grated Parmesan is a meal all by itself. The arborio rice cooks up creamy and delicious, so don’t let risotto’s reputation scare you on this one.
22. Shrimp Alfredo
This surprisingly easy and comforting fettuccine dinner in a creamy, garlicky, rich homemade Alfredo sauce tossed with Cajun-seasoned juicy shrimp can be ready in 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal or special date night.
23. Baked Shrimp
The first time I tried this juicy, delicious shrimp dinner, I was left speechless. The delightful crunch and savory, garlicky, lemony, buttery sauce all in a dish that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Yeah!!! And if you’re a busy mom like me, it’s a win-win!
Appetizing Shrimp Appetizers
Need an exotic tropical vacation but don’t have the time or money? This decadent recipe for fresh shrimp dipped in coconut batter, then rolled in an aromatic combination of coconut flakes, breadcrumbs, and spices is your ticket.
25. Shrimp Salad
The amazing dressing makes this incredible salad an absolute winner. Creamy mayo and a touch of Dijon mustard ramped up with my personal blend of creole seasoning go great on more than just shrimp. I like it on chicken salad, too. This easy shrimp salad boasting the best summer flavors is perfect for a BBQ party, picnics, potluck, or light dinner.
A healthful and tasty tropical salad with summer fruits and vegetables smothered in a creamy, spicy mango dressing. Not only is this versatile dish super delicious, but it’s also healthy and naturally gluten-free. Omit the honey for paleo ad the shrimp for vegan.
The crispy coconut coating in this shrimp recipe is irresistibly sweet, crunchy, and juicy. When shrimp is cooked in an air fryer, instead of deep-frying them, they become healthy food 😉. The homemade sriracha dipping sauce makes it a perfect party appetizer or game day food.
28. Fried Shrimp
Fresh and juicy shrimp drenched in buttermilk and then coated in highly-seasoned breadcrumbs for a light, crispy, and finger-licking good appetizer. Serve them with a mouthwatering remoulade sauce for a guaranteed family pleaser.
29. Shrimp Ceviche
A refreshing seafood recipe ready and on the table in minutes. This tantalizing shrimp ceviche is a fantastic appetizer, especially on summer days or parties. The juicy shrimp is marinated in a vibrant citrus blend. And then mixed with tomatoes, cucumber, jalapeño, onion, mangoes, and cilantro.
30. Bang Bang Shrimp
A sizzling shrimp appetizer that’s crispy and spicy with a ridiculously mouthwatering sauce that will have you craving more. This is the one for you if you are a fan of spicy and creamy. Even if heat isn’t your thing, you can adjust it to your tastes.