Top-Rated Shrimp Recipes

These 23 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

Photo: Randy Mayor

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

Photo: Johnny Autry

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

Photo: Johnny Autry

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

Photo: Johnny Autry

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

Photo: Charles Masters

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

Photo: John Autry

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

Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor

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

Photo: John Autry

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

Photo: David Prince

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

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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

Photo: John Autry

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

Photo: John Autry

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

Photo: Randy Mayor

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

Photo: Brian Woodcock

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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