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.