Top-Rated Shrimp Recipes
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.
Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad
The single anchovy fillet lends umami depth to the dressing without giving it any sort of strong fishy flavor.
Sriracha Shrimp Rolls
Buttering and toasting the rolls adds tons of rich flavor; don't be tempted to skip that step.
Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits
This classic Carolina combo makes for a flavorful and fast dinner—quick-cooking grits come together in about 5 minutes.
Sweet shrimp is ideal for spicy dishes like this. If you want just a light lick of heat, use ¼ teaspoon red pepper. If you prefer more fire, go for ½ teaspoon (or more).
Curried Shrimp and Melted Cherry Tomatoes
Find garam masala—a fragrant Indian spice blend—in the supermarket spice aisle.
Clinched and Planked Shrimp
The cedar plank lends the shrimp smoky flavor and amazing deep golden color. It makes a genuinely impressive dish for company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shrimp Vodka Pasta
A simple vodka-marinara sauce is tossed with fettuccine and sauteed shrimp and for a quick and filling one-dish entree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shrimp Sautéed with Broccolini
This ginger-spiced shrimp recipe is a tasty way to enjoy a serving of vegetables and protein.
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.
Coconut Shrimp with Fiery Mango Sauce
Sweet coconut breading on the shrimp tames the heat of the mango sauce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quiona Salad
Quinoa, shrimp, and chickpeas pack a triple punch of protein in this tasty summer dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Pan-Seared Shrimp Po' Boys
Serve a classic New Orleans shrimp po'boy featuring a homemade, five-ingredient tartar sauce made with pantry staples.
Gazpacho with Lemon-Garlic Shrimp
This delicious take on cold Spanish soup utilizes two kinds of tomato and Vidalia onion for loads of flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lemony Grilled Shrimp Salad
Combine citrusy grilled shrimp with arugula, avocado, and jicama to make a Mexican-inspired main dish salad.
Shrimp Étouffée is a spicy Cajun classic that is traditionally served over white rice.
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.
Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Avocado
Chipotle chile and fire-roasted tomatoes lend smokiness to this tortilla soup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This delicious seafood pasta features a homemade alfredo sauce and fresh shrimp, sea scallops, and crab.
Italian for "angry," arrabbiata is a spicy tomato sauce. For true fury, use 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in this delicious seafood dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grilled Southwestern Shrimp Salad with Lime-Cumin Dressing
This simple Southwestern Shrimp Salad is filling and satisfyingly healthy at only 266 calories per serving.
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 delicious risotto dish.
Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits, a low-country favorite, makes a hearty, one-dish dinner and is table-ready in 30 minutes.
Spicy Paella with Chile, Lime, and Cilantro
This hearty paella calls for two pounds of shrimp and can serve up to eight people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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).