Top-Rated Shrimp Recipes

These 100 healthy shrimp recipes earned sensational reader reviews.

Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

“I have made this recipe three times in the past three months and am totally obsessed with it,” an anonymous reviewer raves. “It is perfect for a weeknight dinner and is also a great dish to bring to a warm weather get-together. Highly recommended.” Pair with fluffy rice pilaf or fresh fruit slices and you'll have a truly memorable meal.

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Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp

The earthy citrus flavors in this dish floored mscocinera. “I cannot say enough about how delicious these shrimp are. The lemon, bay leaf and marinade are the perfect combo. I serve this with Lemon Southwest Rice or white rice.”

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Spanish-Style Shrimp with Garlic

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spanish-Style Shrimp with Garlic

“So simple and flavorful!” says northcountrycook, who suggests serving this recipe as part of a Spanish-themed menu along with Asparagus Salad with Piquillo Peppers and Capers and Tortilla Espanola: "I would recommend all three recipes and will make all of them again and again.” If you want a cool summer cocktail to complement this festive spread try our refreshing White Sangria.

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Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce

If you're searching for delicious Chinese food without the cost of take-out or delivery, look no further. "Awesome!" Says Lesley, "Tastes like a dish from a restaurant. I added snap peas, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, but just about any vegetable could work. This is one of my all-time favorite CL recipes!”

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Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Randy Mayor

Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Shrimp are naturally sweet, and the bright salsa in this dish enhances that flavor. The rich coconut makes this a top pick for tropical zest. “It is very delicious and easy to make,” Littletxchef explains. “The salsa goes well with any type of grilled dish―especially chicken and seafood.”

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Randy Mayor

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Creamy orzo pasta and succulent shrimp meld seamlessly together for a quick weeknight meal or an impressive weekend dinner party dish that seems fancy, but is effortless. “This is THE go-to shrimp recipe. Too easy for words,” expresses foodieforpeace. “Served it with roasted asparagus after a long work week. But I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to friends.”

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Edamame and Bean Salad with Shrimp and Fresh Salsa

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Edamame and Bean Salad with Shrimp and Fresh Salsa

“Refreshingly cold, fresh taste and jalapeno kick to keep it interesting,” says hiyya. “My 12 guests raved about this dish over lunch one hot summer day. I will make this dish every summer for guests and for myself!” The unique combination of shrimp, edamame, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, and lime juice renders light seasonal flavors.

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Shrimp Tacos with Green Apple Salsa Recipe

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Shrimp Tacos with Green Apple Salsa

Green apple may not be the first flavor that comes to mind when you're thinking of shrimp tacos, but it adds an element of both tart and sweet that complements the dish nicely. Serve with mashed black beans.

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Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Red grape tomatoes add pops of color to this fresh spinach salad with shrimp. Add it to your weeknight menu when you need something quick, fresh and light.

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Shrimp-Stuffed Shells Recipe

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Shrimp-Stuffed Shells

Shrimp is stuffed into pasta shells raw so that it does not overcook while baking in the oven. When you pull it out, you'll find a dish that's full of seafood, cheese, and marinara flavors.

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Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad Recipe

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Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad

Creamy avocado and juicy grapefruit are tossed with shrimp for a quick salad that works well as a weeknight meal, or for entertaining guests.

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Cajun-Spiced Smoked Shrimp with Rémoulade Recipe

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Cajun-Spiced Smoked Shrimp with Rémoulade

Hickory wood and a robust rub give grilled shrimp a smoky and enticing flavor. The rémoulade cools down the dish with its creamy texture.

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Pan-Fried Shrimp with Creole Mayonnaise Recipe

Pan-Fried Shrimp with Creole Mayonnaise

Serve a lighter version of fried shrimp with a creamy Creole dipping sauce. Fresh, seasonal veggies make the perfect accompaniment.

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Shrimp and Arugula Salad Recipe

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Shrimp and Arugula Salad

White balsamic won't discolor the shrimp or bright veggies in this arugula-based salad, creating a full-color plate. If you'd like something a little sharper, substitute white wine vinegar.

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Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers

These skewers are a simple, quick, and fresh-tasting entrée. Shrimp cook fast, making them great for the broiler—but watch the time and keep an eye on them so they don't overcook and dry out.

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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Adding shrimp to your fettucine alfredo gives it all the benefits of protein, plus a fresh fish flavor. Serve with asparagus to round out the meal.

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Herbed Shrimp and White Bean Salad Recipe

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Herbed Shrimp and White Bean Salad

Shrimp are star of this main course salad that is full of colorful veggies and topped with a lemon juice vinaigrette.

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Shrimp Sautéed with Broccolini Recipe

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Shrimp Sautéed with Broccolini

This ginger-spiced shrimp recipe is a tasty way to enjoy a serving of vegetables and protein.

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Southwestern-Style Shrimp Taco Salad Recipe

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Southwestern-Style Shrimp Taco Salad

Cilantro, chipotle hot sauce, corn, black beans, and green onion lend fantastic south-of-the-border flavor to this shrimp-topped taco salad.

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Coconut Shrimp with Fiery Mango Sauce Recipe

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Coconut Shrimp with Fiery Mango Sauce

Sweet coconut breading on the shrimp tames the heat of the mango sauce.

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Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Salad Recipe

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Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Salad

Shrimp salad is an easy make-ahead meal. For a kid-friendly twist, substitute diced red bell pepper for the chiles.

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Roasted Red Pepper and Herb Pasta with Shrimp Recipe

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Roasted Red Pepper and Herb Pasta with Shrimp

While roasted red pepper pasta is satisfying on its own, shrimp adds something extra to the mix, and pairs well with the olive oil and herbs.

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Lemongrass and Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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Lemongrass and Garlic Shrimp

Marinating shrimp in lemongrass and garlic before grilling gives it a zesty, exciting taste. If you're in a pinch, you can substitute 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind for the lemongrass.

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Thai Shrimp Cakes

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Thai Shrimp Cakes

Vibrant flavors are brought to the plate with this delicious shrimp cake recipe. Serve with a lime wedge for a splash of bright citrus flavor.

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Deep South Shrimp and Sausage

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Deep South Shrimp and Sausage

Our lightened version of low-country shrimp and grits is high on flavor and low in fat and calories.

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Pesto Shrimp Pasta

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Pesto Shrimp Pasta

This delectable pasta dish features swirls of tender angel hair, plump shrimp, and grape tomatoes tossed with pesto. Garnish with sprigs of basil just before serving for extra color and a burst of freshness.

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Creamy Garlic Shrimp and Pasta

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Creamy Garlic Shrimp and Pasta

Plump shrimp and light linguine swim in a creamy garlic sauce and are enhanced by the aromatic delight of fresh oregano. To save prep time on this sumptuous pasta dish, purchase peeled and deveined shrimp.

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Get ready to serve a crowd! Prawn meets fowl in this variation. The turkey kielbasa presents a healthier alternative to conventional pork sausage. Baguette pieces continue the French-Cajun theme.

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Shrimp Maki

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Shrimp Maki

Skip the sushi restaurant and roll these at home. Save time for this nori-edged roll by having the shrimp steamed at the grocery store.

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Cajun-Style Shrimp and Grits

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Cajun-Style Shrimp and Grits

At Castaways Raw Bar and Grill on Holden Beach in North Carolina, they serve up huge portions of spicy shrimp and grits. This version is inspired by theirs—zesty with green onions and tasso ham, with a generous dose of Cajun spice.

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Grilled Shrimp with Romesco Sauce

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Grilled Shrimp with Romesco Sauce

Serve this as a gluten-free appetizer at your next outdoor bash, and your guests will swoon over the spicy, rich sauce full of fire-roasted tomatoes. Simple and delicious, it's every hosts dream dish.

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quiona Salad

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quiona Salad

Quinoa, shrimp, and chickpeas pack a triple punch of protein in this tasty summer dish.

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Blackened Shrimp Tacos

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Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Blackened Shrimp Tacos take a Cajun spin in preparation and flavor. These tacos are easy to put together and make a nice addition to your dinner rotation.

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Spicy Shrimp Sliders with Celery Mayonnaise

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Spicy Shrimp Sliders with Celery Mayonnaise

These shrimp sliders are perfect for garden parties or outdoor entertaining. If you prefer a milder sandwich, omit the ground red pepper.

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Tomato Panzanella with Shrimp and Basil

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Tomato Panzanella with Shrimp and Basil

Panzanella is an Italian salad of bread and tomatoes, perfect for warm-weather meals. Use multicolored tomatoes for a prettier plate.

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Bean Salad with Shrimp and Curry Yogurt

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Bean Salad with Shrimp and Curry Yogurt

Pair this easy salad with seasoned whole-wheat couscous or grilled bread brushed with olive oil. The flavors marry as the dish stands, so it's a particularly good choice for a picnic or party platter.

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Shrimp Fried Rice

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Shrimp Fried Rice

This shrimp fried rice dish is best if you use day-old rice. Cook it and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet to cool completely. Then refrigerate overnight to allow it to lose any excess moisture.

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Pan-Seared Shrimp Po' Boys

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Pan-Seared Shrimp Po' Boys

Serve a classic New Orleans shrimp po'boy featuring a homemade, five-ingredient tartar sauce made with pantry staples.

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Gazpacho with Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

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Gazpacho with Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

This delicious take on cold Spanish soup utilizes two kinds of tomato and vidalia onion for loads of flavor.

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Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

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Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

Freshly squeezed lime juice is the secret ingredient in this recipe. It balances and brightens the flavors and adds just the right amount of tartness to the soup.

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Shrimp and Fennel Kebabs with Italian Salsa Verde

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Shrimp and Fennel Kebabs with Italian Salsa Verde

Italian salsa verde tastes tangy-briny—totally different from the spicy Mexican salsa of the same name.

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Jerk-Spiced Shrimp

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Jerk-Spiced Shrimp

Seasoning fresh shrimp with a homemade jerk seasoning mix and grilling over medium-high heat for three minutes on each side is a sure-fire summertime entreé winner. Serve with a sweet fruit salsa that the kids will love.

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Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles

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Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles

This dish has the starch built in, and because the recipe includes lots of fresh veggies, it qualifies as a one-dish meal.

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Lemony Grilled Shrimp Salad

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Lemony Grilled Shrimp Salad

Combine citrusy grilled shrimp with arugula, avocado, and jicama to make a Mexican-inspired main dish salad.

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Shrimp Étouffée

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Shrimp Étouffée

Shrimp Étouffée is a spicy Cajun classic that is traditionally served over white rice.

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Shrimp, Chorizo, and Corn Salad

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Shrimp, Chorizo, and Corn Salad

Shrimp, chorizo, and corn come together in a symphony of flavors. Prepping the ingredients takes less than 10 minutes, and dinner is on the table in less than 20.

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Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Avocado

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Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Avocado

Chipotle chile and fire-roasted tomatoes lend smokiness to this tortilla soup.

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Grilled Shrimp Pizza

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Grilled Shrimp Pizza

Green salsa (also known as "salsa verde") is available in most grocery stores either near Hispanic foods or stored with other bottled salsas. Queso fresco is a salty, crumbly Mexican cheese you'll find in most major supermarkets or at Latin markets.

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Shrimp, Broccoli, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Pasta

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Shrimp, Broccoli, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Pasta

This top-rated shrimp-and-broccoli pasta recipe is super simple, making it perfect for busy weeknights.  Dress up the meal with a glass of light pinot noir.

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Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Parmesan

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Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Parmesan

Baby spinach adds vibrant color and nutrients to shrimp fettuccine. You can also use penne, linguine, or any other pasta shape your family prefers.

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Ginger-Shrimp Pot Stickers with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Ginger-Shrimp Pot Stickers with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

These dumplings pack huge flavor, especially when dipped in peanut sauce. They are best served immediately, but they can be made in advance, refrigerated, and then served at room temperature.

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Chipotle-Rubbed Shrimp Taco Salad

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Chipotle-Rubbed Shrimp Taco Salad

The sweetness of the mangoes play nicely with the bittersweet crunch of the radishes in this protein-packed salad—perfect for a summer brunch get-together.

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Seafood Risotto

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Seafood Risotto

Risotto must be served immediately so you can best savor its rich creaminess. With this version containing seafood, there's just enough for two healthful portions. Complete the meal with a salad, bread, and crisp white wine.

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Seafood Fettuccine

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Seafood Fettuccine

This delicious seafood pasta features a homemade alfredo sauce and fresh shrimp, sea scallops, and crab.

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Seafood Arrabbiata

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Seafood Arrabbiata

Italian for "angry," arrabbiata is a spicy tomato sauce. For true fury, use 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in this delicious seafood dish.

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Baked Shrimp with Feta Cheese

Baked Shrimp with Feta Cheese

The combination of flavors in this light shrimp dish, and the fact that it's quick and easy enough to make for a healthy weeknight meal, should be enough to entice any seafood-lover into giving it a try.

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Kung Pao Shrimp

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Kung Pao Shrimp

For a spicier kick to the pungent Kung Pao glaze, leave the seeds in the chiles. Chinese black vinegar has a deep, almost smoky taste. Look for it in Asian markets, or substitute balsamic vinegar for a sweeter flavor to this shrimp dish.

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Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa

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Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa

These spicy shrimp cakes are a delicious way to cook fresh shrimp, especially when paired with the homemade corn and avocado salsa.

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Chili-Lime Shrimp

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Chili-Lime Shrimp

The bright, tart flavor of freshly squeezed lime juice balances the heat of the chili powder in the rich sauce that coats these shrimp. Serve with crusty whole wheat French bread to soak up the sauce.

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Shrimp with Creamy Orange-Chipotle Sauce

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Shrimp with Creamy Orange-Chipotle Sauce

The half-and-half and grated orange rind create a citrusy cream sauce that tames the spiciness of the chipotle chile.

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Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Shrimp Rice Noodle Bowl (Bun Tom Xao)

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Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Shrimp Rice Noodle Bowl (Bun Tom Xao)

Expect the noodles to clump and stick after they're cooked. To prevent them from sticking too much, put an inverted small bowl in the bottom of the colander for the noodles to drape over.

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Lemongrass Shrimp over Rice Vermicelli and Vegetables (Bun Tom Nuong Xa)

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Lemongrass Shrimp over Rice Vermicelli and Vegetables (Bun Tom Nuong Xa)

Raw ingredients, such as cucumber, carrots, lettuce, mung bean sprouts, and fresh mint leaves, make this refreshing dish ideal for summer. The sauce, called nuoc cham, is present at every meal in Vietnam and drizzled over grilled meats, plain rice, or noodles. Homemade herbal oil and fried herbs are widely used in Asia. In Vietnam, shallot oil and fried shallots are the most popular and are used to garnish meat, seafood, rice, and noodle dishes.

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Pan-Seared Shrimp and Arugula Risotto

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Pan-Seared Shrimp and Arugula Risotto

Serve this Pan-Seared Shrimp and Arugula Risotto dish with steamed or roasted asparagus for a well-rounded meal.

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Tomato-Based White Wine Fish Soup

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Tomato-Based White Wine Fish Soup

This fish soup features a tomato-and-white-wine base, chopped vegetables, shrimp, scallops, and halibut.  Serve with dry crusty bread for a complete meal.

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Grilled Southwestern Shrimp Salad with Lime-Cumin Dressing

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Grilled Southwestern Shrimp Salad with Lime-Cumin Dressing

This simple Southwestern Shrimp Salad is filling and satisfyingly healthy at only 266 calories per serving. The Lime-Cumin dressing adds a nice, zesty, citrusy-sweet pop.

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Greek Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

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Greek Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

If you don't have dill on hand, chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or chives will also work in this feta cheese-infused risotto dish.

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Shrimp and Grits

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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits, a low-country favorite, makes a hearty, one-dish dinner and is table-ready in 30 minutes.

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Spicy Paella with Chile, Lime, and Cilantro

Spicy Paella with Chile, Lime, and Cilantro

This hearty paella calls for two pounds of shrimp and can serve up to eight people. Pair with a refreshing glass of sangria on a sunny day.

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Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

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Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

For casual weeknight entertaining, try serving this salad in clear glasses instead of on traditional dining plates.

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Szechuan Shrimp

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Szechuan Shrimp

Similar in texture and flavor to peanuts, soy nuts add a nutty crunch to this Chinese classic. If you can't find soy nuts, substitute lightly salted or unsalted dry-roasted peanuts. Serve with rice and steamed broccoli.

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Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

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Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

Traditionally prepared in the oven, barbecue shrimp can be ready in far less time on the stove top, making it a fast, fabulous ending to a day at the beach or pool. Pair with mixed salad greens lightly dressed with extra-virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

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Paella Valencia

Paella Valencia

Valencia is a Spanish coastal city where this dish is particularly revered. This paella features seafood, sausage, and chicken but don't forget the saffron—it is the essential spice of the dish.

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Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe)

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Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe)

This traditional Brazilian seafood dish recipe comes from the state of Bahia in northern Brazil. The dish, moqueca de peixe, (moo-KAY-ka duh PAY-shuh) is a tropical fish stew fragrant with garlic and peppers, and enriched with coconut milk.

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Crescent City Gumbo

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Crescent City Gumbo

Creole gumbos all share one ingredient: okra, which came to America with African slaves (the stew's name stems from ochingombo, a Bantu word for okra).

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Caribbean Shrimp Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

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Caribbean Shrimp Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Everything except the avocado, because it turns brown, can be readied in advance and kept in separate containers, covered, and chilled. Serve this dinner salad with multigrain rolls.

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Black Bean, Corn, and Shrimp Salad

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Black Bean, Corn, and Shrimp Salad

Serve this spicy shrimp salad with toasted pita wedges for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Spring Seafood Stew

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Spring Seafood Stew

Poaching is an excellent way to cook seafood, since the cooking liquid makes a flavorful base for sauce. This recipe features a French technique called monter au beurre (to mount with butter), whereby chilled butter is whisked into the cooking liquid at the last minute to ensure a satiny sauce.

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Shrimp Florentine with Caramelized Garlic

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Shrimp Florentine with Caramelized Garlic

Make sure to buy frozen loose-leaf spinach for this Shrimp Florentine dish since you can measure just what you need. Purchase fresh, peeled garlic to save on prep time.

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Shrimp Salad Rolls

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Shrimp Salad Rolls

Canola mayonnaise has less saturated fat than regular mayo, while tarragon gives the shrimp salad a light licorice taste.

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Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup)

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Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup)

Galangal, a root similar to ginger, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and fish sauce give this soup authentic flavor. Substitute ginger if you can't find galangal, and use 3 (2-inch) lime rind strips in place of the leaves. Reserve the shrimp shells; you'll need them to make the broth. Serve with rice noodles, if desired.

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Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry

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Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Just 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.

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Shrimp and Noodle Salad with Asian Vinaigrette Dressing

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Shrimp and Noodle Salad with Asian Vinaigrette Dressing

Soy, ginger, and garlic give this nutty noodle salad an extra dimension of tantalizing flavor.

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Shrimp on Sugarcane with Rum Glaze

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Shrimp on Sugarcane with Rum Glaze

Caribbean-influenced shrimp, skewered with sugarcane and basted with a dark rum glaze, rely on high heat to caramelize the glaze and infuse the shrimp from the inside out with the cane's mild sweetness. Look for sugarcane swizzle sticks in the produce section. If you can't find sugarcane, bamboo skewers will do in a pinch.

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Shrimp and Corn Cakes with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

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Shrimp and Corn Cakes with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Delicious patties made of fresh corn, shrimp, and bell pepper are pan-fried to perfection in this recipe. Serrano chile in the heirloom tomato salsa adds a bit of heat, and cilantro some earthy freshness.

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Madras Shrimp Molahu Veritadu Curry in Black Pepper Sauce

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Madras Shrimp Molahu Veritadu Curry in Black Pepper Sauce

In south India, this dish is also prepared with chicken, duck, goat, and lamb; vegetarian versions are made with black-eyed peas. Serve this with Spiced Basmati Pilaf with Garden Peas.

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Spicy Mustard Shrimp

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Spicy Mustard Shrimp

For a less spicy kick, decrease the amount of chipotle hot pepper sauce. Serve with sautéed sliced zucchini and orzo tossed with chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.

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Cambodian Summer Rolls

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Cambodian Summer Rolls

The fresh herbs, sweet shrimp, slight spicy heat, and crisp lettuce offer well-balanced taste and texture.

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Butterflied Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Butterflied Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Take your stir-fry up a notch with this butterflied shrimp and veggie variation. A paring knife is essential for deveining and butterflying the shrimp, while a chef's knife takes care of cutting the vegetables, garlic, and ginger.

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Sesame Shrimp Scampi

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Sesame Shrimp Scampi

This dish has a great balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Don't be tempted to skip the brining step. It gives the shrimp a wonderful fresh taste and texture.

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Coconut Shrimp Soup

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Coconut Shrimp Soup

Light coconut milk adds subtle flavor to this spicy soup for two. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the strip of rind from the lime, but be careful to avoid the bitter white pith.

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Cioppino-Style Seafood Stew

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Cioppino-Style Seafood Stew

Inspired by the famed San Francisco meal-in-a-bowl, this comes together with minimal fuss. Serve it with Parmesan toast.

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Shrimp Vodka Pasta

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Shrimp Vodka Pasta

A simple vodka-marinara sauce is tossed with fettuccine and sauteed shrimp and for a quick and filling one-dish entree.  Round out the meal with Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms.

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Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Linguine with Warm Goat Cheese Rounds

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Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Linguine with Warm Goat Cheese Rounds

Most goat cheese is soft and creamy, and ideal for molding into patties and baking. Prepare the goat cheese rounds a day ahead and refrigerate to make this recipe extra easy.

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Summer Fruit Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Summer Fruit Salsa

Fresh fruit and succulent grilled shrimp capture the essence of summer in this dish.

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Spicy Shrimp and Fettuccine

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Spicy Shrimp and Fettuccine

This easy shrimp fettuccine dish is an appealing, affordable option for entertaining. Add more or less red pepper depending on how much heat you prefer.

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Seared Shrimp Cocktail with Tropical Chipotle-Avocado Salsa

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Seared Shrimp Cocktail with Tropical Chipotle-Avocado Salsa

This dish makes an impressive first course for a dinner party. Shrimp picks up flavor quickly and doesn't need to marinate for more than half an hour.

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Basil Shrimp with Feta and Orzo

Basil Shrimp with Feta and Orzo

Basil shrimp served with feta and orzo is an easy, flavorful meal that's perfect for weeknights.  Serve with a mixed green salad.

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Greek-Style Shrimp Sauté

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Greek-Style Shrimp Sauté

An authentic Greek trio of tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese accompanies this shrimp dish. Serve over orzo, and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

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Spicy Green Curry-Cilantro Shrimp

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Spicy Green Curry-Cilantro Shrimp

Serve this fiery, Thai-inspired dish over boil-in-bag jasmine rice and with Honey-Spiced Pineapple.

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Blackened Shrimp with Pomegranate-Orange Salsa

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Blackened Shrimp with Pomegranate-Orange Salsa

The jewel-toned salsa features fresh seasonal fruit and serves as a fitting complement to the shrimp, which is heavily seasoned. It also makes a nice accompaniment to grilled chicken breasts.

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