Thai Shrimp Scampi
There are lots of sustainable shrimp options available; ask at the seafood counter to ensure you're making the right choice. If you have trouble finding lemongrass, substitute ½ teaspoon grated lemon rind.
Roasted Shrimp with White Beans and Feta
Roasting shrimp in the oven is a hands-off route to bringing out robust flavor; the method also helps prevent overcooking, keeping shrimp tender. Prep tip: It's easier to grate the rind before juicing the lemon.
Shrimp Farfalle with Arugula Pesto
Arugula instills this pesto with a peppery bite that pairs beautifully with supple, slightly sweet shrimp.
Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Lime
Grilled shrimp get the southwest treatment, enhanced by creamy avocado topping and black bean salsa.
Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi
Pan seared shrimp and broccoli come together in this favored pasta dish. Ready in just 20 minutes, you have time to enjoy this scampi even on your busiest days.
Spicy Shrimp Sliders with Celery Mayonnaise
If you prefer a milder sandwich, omit the ground red pepper.
Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Parmesan
You can also use penne, linguine, or any other pasta shape your family prefers to create this simple, savory dish.
Black Pepper Caramel Shrimp
To make this recipe a sustainable choice, buy Pacific white shrimp farmed in fully recirculating systems or inland ponds. For a milder dish, use only 1 teaspoon black pepper.
Spicy Shrimp and Grits
A Low Country classic has a spicy transformation in this delectable dish. Flavors from sweet grape tomatoes and savory bacon are awoken with either a hit of hot pepper sauce or a bit of chopped chipotle peppers; the choice is up to you. Whichever spicy-route you take, be prepared to be savoring the flavors of the coastal South in no time.
Three-Chile-Dusted Shrimp with Quick Corn Relish
A little sugar might seem out of place in the three-pepper spice rub here, but it caramelizes during cooking to give the shrimp a lovely browned look. The fresh vegetable mix has a nice sweet-sour flavor to balance the spicy shrimp. Load shrimp and veggies into tortillas for great Southwestern shrimp tacos.
Shrimp Pad Thai
This national dish of Thailand is surprisingly easy to make, and our version uses easy-to-find ingredients. For a bit more authenticity, swap in wide rice stick noodles, also called banh pho, for the spaghetti. You can find them in any Asian market or on the Asian aisle of many supermarkets, and as a bonus they cook more quickly too.
Lowcountry Shrimp Pilaf
Thai Shrimp Salad with Spicy-Sour Dressing
Tossing the shrimp in with the pasta for the last three minutes of cooking is an ingenious way to cook the shrimp perfectly without any extra effort or dirty dishes. To make the recipe even simpler, substitute bagged Asian slaw or other salad mix for the vegetables and herbs. The huge flavors in the dressing can stand up to anything.
Shrimp with Lemon-Saffron Rice
This recipe combines all the flavors of a traditional paella in a weeknight-friendly dish. For the best sustainable choice, look for U.S. Pacific or West Coast white shrimp farmed in recirculating systems or inland ponds.
Bombay Shrimp Curry with Coconut Rice
This recipe brings a bit of cultural flair to the table in minutes. Buy U.S. or Canadian wild-caught or farmed shrimp for the best sustainable option.
Shrimp and Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Romano Cheese
Cheese and seafood are not normally combined, but rules are made to be broken: The salty Romano elevates this recipe with its complex flavor. The simple preparation creates big taste from ingredients you're likely to have on hand anytime. Don't forget the fresh basil at the end; it's an indispensable addition.
Spicy Mustard Shrimp
This recipe delivers on its title: shrimp sautéed with mustard and hot sauce. Mango and cilantro give a little moderation to those potent flavors for a complete dish, ready in under five minutes and with less than 200 calories a serving. Pair with pasta or rice and just about any vegetable for an easy meal.
A can of basil, garlic, and oregano-flavored tomatoes makes this pasta dish laughably easy, but the home-cooked touches―adding bell pepper, extra garlic, and a topping of tangy feta―give it wonderful flavor. This versatile preparation works just as well with pieces of chicken, pork, or tofu as it does with shrimp.
Gnocchi with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pesto
Dense and hearty potato-based gnocchi are a filling partner for light-flavored shrimp. Any fresh green vegetable, from green beans to broccoli, can substitute for the asparagus, and though nothing beats fresh pesto, you can use the bottled stuff to save time in this already-fast recipe.
Spicy Shrimp and Rice Soup
Shrimp is delicious cooked pretty much any way―baked, fried, sautéed, boiled; with pasta, rice, in salad, or in soup. This dish gives a simple hearty shrimp-and-rice base which each diner can customize. Serve the lime, sprouts, green onion, cilantro, and jalapeño on a platter so your family or guests can choose what they want to put in their bowl.
Black Bean, Corn, and Shrimp Salad
This is a full meal that cooks in less than five minutes, plus it has less than 400 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat per serving. Frozen corn, bottled salsa, and fresh cilantro provide summery flavor any time of year, but if it’s summertime, use fresh corn and homemade salsa to raise this up another level.
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine
Here’s another dish that takes only as long to cook as the pasta does. The simple mushroom cream sauce is easy but indulgently delicious, and small adjustments to it can create a whole new dish. Try replacing the spicy Cajun seasoning with an Italian herb bland for something more like pasta primavera, or use a lemon pepper spice blend for Spanish Mediterranean flavor.
Tropical Chopped Salad with Shrimp
If you buy precooked shrimp from the grocery store, this is a completely no-cook recipe. The flavors of mango, cucumber, and tomato combine with rice vinegar to create a healthy and tasty dressing, while a topping of avocado and cashews adds creaminess and crunch. Other tropical fruits, like papaya, guava, starfruit, and even banana, would be welcome here.
Spanish-Style Shrimp with Garlic
It may not be as well-known as Italian or French, but Spanish cuisine has a way with seafood. Simple preparations like this one add excellent flavors, but still allow the natural essence of the main ingredient to shine through. Use the best, freshest shrimp you can and enjoy its subtle sweetness in this dish. Serve with bread for a simple weeknight dinner, or make it part of a tapas party for a group.
Shrimp Fried Rice
Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos
Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta
Tomatillo Shrimp Fajitas
Green salsa, or salsa verde, is based on tomatillos, a slightly tarter cousin of tomatoes popular in Mexican cooking. The green salsa, along with garlic and coriander, gives these fajitas authentic flavor. Quick tip for extra-tasty tortillas: Toast in a dry pan over medium-high heat for 30-60 seconds per side or until slightly browned.