50+ Best Shrimp Recipes

Whether you’re in the mood to have shrimp for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you are sure to find something you love in this list of easy shrimp recipes!

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With over 30 shrimp recipes on the site, you can say I’m a little bit of a shrimp fanatic! When prepared properly, it’s just so tasty and delicious! It pairs so well with a multitude of different flavors, and there are an endless number of ways to prepare it.

Shrimp are so versatile and can be prepared in SO many different variations. They can be fried, sautéed, boiled, baked, ceviched and grilled. They are seen through nearly every ethnic cuisine, many of which have unique ways of making shrimp.

In general you’ll want to cook until tails start to curl (but aren’t fully curled) and they are a taunt pinkish opaque. They cook fast, so be mindful to not overcook when they can get mushy or rubbery.

Now that we’ve talked about the basics, let’s get onto the good stuff- the shrimp recipes! From shrimp and grits for breakfast to hibachi style shrimp for dinner, this list covers it all!

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Hibachi Shrimp

If you love hibachi, now you can make it at home! This Hibachi Shrimp recipes is the BEST, and there is even a homemade yum yum sauce!
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Honey Walnut Shrimp

This quick & easy Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe makes the best weeknight dinner. The shrimp is crisp and coated in a sweet honey glaze sauce!
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blackened air fryer shrimp recipe

Air Fryer Blackened Shrimp

Making shrimp in the air fryer was never more delicious or easy using this quick method and our zesty blackened seasoning.
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Shrimp Tacos with Slaw

Easy shrimp tacos don't get any better than these Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw! Taco Tuesday will never be the same! Full of fresh flavor and seasoning!
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cream cheese shrimp spread

Mexican Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip

Take your usual cocktail sauce shrimp dip up a notch with this Mexican Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip recipe. It's perfect for any get together or party!
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Easy Shrimp Paella

Shrimp Paella is an easy, weeknight meal requiring less than 10 ingredients, one pan and 30 minutes—all due to one secret pantry staple!
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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is a traditional Italian dish made with a garlic butter sauce and shrimp with al dente pasta and fresh lemon juice.
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Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad is the best dish to bring to any party. This dish is has a zing to it that will help bring those family gatherings and neighborhood potlucks to life.
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Squid Ink Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce

Squid Ink Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce Recipe is an elegant dish that is easy to prepare. Wow, your diners with this striking dish.
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Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

Looking for the perfect summer BBQ Recipe? Garlic Shrimp Kabobs with white cooking wine, garlic and fresh veggies are the perfect choice!
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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is an easy recipe made with shrimp, fresh vegetables, tomato juice and hot sauce for a spicy version of your favorite classic. Top with avocado and serve with tortillas chips or saltine crackers. 
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Voodoo Shrimp Creole is a tomato-based dish using shrimp and beer to make a sweet and spicy broth. Serve over rice or grits for a full meal. #voodooshrimp #shrimpcreole www.savoryexperiments.com

Voodoo Shrimp Creole

Voodoo Shrimp Creole is a tomato-based dish using shrimp and beer to make a sweet and spicy broth. Serve over rice or grits for a full meal. 
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Thai Coconut Soup

Seafood Thai Coconut Soup is an easy and healthy appetizer or entree using scallops, shrimp, vegetables and a red curry coconut broth.
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Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is a deliciously easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It’s full of flavor but quick and simple to make!
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Authentic Homemade Dumplings (Potstickers) recipe! Learn how to make pork and shrimp dumplings using a real Chinese restaurant recipe! Plus a tutorial on how to fold a dumpling and dumplings dipping sauce.

Authentic Chinese Dumpling Recipe

Authentic Chinese Dumplings is a recipe straight from a Chinese restaurant owner. Learn how to make perfect little folds and the fry and steam techinque of cooking. 
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How To Make Shrimp Cocktail

This Classic Shrimp Cocktail recipe goes back to the basics to result in the best shrimp cocktail. Prepared with just lemon and salt, this Classic Shrimp Cocktail will be the hit appetizer at all celebrations!
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Healthy Jambalaya Recipe- you won’t believe how easy this jambalaya recipe is! Throw out the box mix and make your own in under an hour with whole, healthy ingredients. www.savoryexperiments.com

Cajun Jambalaya

This Cajun Jambalaya is a mouthwatering recipe that can be ready in less than an hour. Andouille turkey sausage and shrimp give this recipe so much flavor!
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Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry in a black bowl

Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry

Skip the takeout and make this easy Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry in only 30 minutes! This Shrimp Stir Fry is an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
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Creamed Spinach Shells and Cheese uses creamed spinach as a sauce for an amazingly quick pasta dish, that you won't be able to get enough of! #spinachcreamsauce #creamedspinachrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Creamed Spinach Shells and Cheese

Creamed Spinach Shells and Cheese uses creamed spinach as a sauce for an amazingly quick pasta dish, that you won’t be able to get enough of!
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Ginger Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Ginger Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, made with sherry, ginger and garlic, are the perfect appetizer or entrée. Ready in just 15 minutes!
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Watermelon Shrimp Kabobs combine grilled shrimp with grilled watermelon with a sweet balsamic reduction and zesty lime. A healthy kabob recipe on the grill.

Grilled Watermelon Skewers with Shrimp

Watermelon Shrimp Kabobs combine grilled shrimp with grilled watermelon with a sweet balsamic reduction and zesty lime. A healthy kabob recipe on the grill.
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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is a rich and hearty sauce mixed with vegetables, Andouille sausage, chicken and sometimes even seafood. Serve over rice for the perfect Creole meal.
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Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

Garlic Butter Shrimp is a quick and easy meal solution that takes only 10 minutes to prepare! Top over rice, pasta or quinoa.
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Cranberry Almond Salad is a quick yet tasty meal solution. Throw it together for a healthy quick dinner or lunch.

Cranberry Almond Salad Recipe

Cranberry Almond Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette is a quick yet tasty meal solution. Throw it together for a healthy quick dinner or lunch.
Healthy meal idea, easy dinner recipe with only 4 ingredients!

Thai Grilled Shrimp

Thai Grilled Shrimp is an easy and healthy dinner idea, using light coconut milk, Thai seasoning and lime juice, it comes together in a snap!
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Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Garlicky alfredo sauce paired with pasta, shrimp, plump peas, juicy roasted red pepper stripes and nutty parmesan cheese.
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thai coconut chicken with white rice, limes and fresh cilantro on a white plate

Thai Shrimp and Glass Noodles

Thai Shrimp with Glass Noodles is a one pot Thai dish with shrimp steamed in layers of bacon, aromatics and glass noodles. 
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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Salad

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Salad is a healthier version of classic comfort food using plain yogurt, celery, carrots, chives, dill and spices on a buttery brioche roll.
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Soy Lime Shrimp

Soy Lime Shrimp is an easy shrimp recipe with loads of a flavor and only 5 ingredients. Grill or saute your shrimp and serve on a salad, as a side or eat on their own! 
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Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is made up of agrodolce sauce with shrimp, caramelized garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread! Ready in 20 minutes! #crostinirecipes #limoncello www.savoryexperiments.com

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini

Limoncello Shrimp Crostini is an agrodolce sauce with shrimp, garlic and parsley spooned over crusty French bread.
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Beer Buttered Shrimp Recipe

Beer Buttered Shrimp is a tomato based sauce infused with your choice of beer, spices and simmered with shrimp. Serve as an appetizer or over rice as an entree.
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This Salsa Verde Shrimp recipe is a delicious meal or appetizer using fresh lime, tomatillos, jalapenos and spices. Easy to make and delicious to eat. #easyshrimprecipes #shrimpdinnerrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Salsa Verde Shrimp Recipe

This Salsa Verde Shrimp recipe is a delicious meal or appetizer using fresh lime, tomatillos, jalapenos and spices. Easy to make and delicious to eat.
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bread bowl filled with creamy shrimp scampi and topped with parmesan cheese and parsley

Creamy Shrimp Scampi Bread Bowl

Creamy Shrimp Scampi Bread Bowl can be an easy appetizer or entree, dipping bread in the rich scampi sauce with succulent shrimp.
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Shrimp Tostadas Recipe

Homemade Shrimp Tostadas in homemade mini cups- guacamole, lettuce and spicy sauteed shrimp. Make it as an appetizer or entree!
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Chipotle Lime Buttered Shrimp is a delicious, spicy shrimp recipe! The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with lime juice, make this recipe the perfect appetizer! #spicyshrimprecipe #sauteedshrimp www.savoryexperiments.com

Chipotle Shrimp

Chipotle Lime Buttered Shrimp is a delicious, spicy shrimp recipe! The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with lime juice, make this recipe the perfect appetizer!
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This Southwestern Shrimp and Grits recipe is a new take on an old classic! It combines Texas Caviar with Creamy Cheddar Grits and shrimp! #shrimpandgritsrecipe #cheesyshrimpandgrits www.savoryexperiments.com

Southwestern Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Southwestern Shrimp and Grits is a new take on an old classic combining Texas Caviar with Creamy Cheddar Grits and shrimp!
A Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette with shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. A perfect recipe for those of us who love brunch! #shrimpomelette #omeletterecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Italian Shrimp Omelette recipe

Italian Shrimp Omelette is a savory omelette using shrimp, scallions, spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. The perfect recipe for brunch!
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Spaghetti Squash Marinara with Shrimp

Spaghetti Squash with Chunky Roasted Marinara and Shrimp is a healthy way to eat pasta and tomato sauce.
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Old Bay Steamed Shrimp Recipe

Steamed shrimp with seasoned onions, potatoes and good ole Maryland seasonings of Old Bay, garlic and BEER! Great for a cookout!
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20 Minute Italian Seafood Stew Recipe- this seafood pasta is a classic Italian recipe made by fisherman’s wives using a variety of seafood making a small amount go a long way. Similar to cioppino, this recipe uses couscous for a satisfying and easy meal. www.savoryexperiments.com

Italian Seafood Stew Recipe

Italian Seafood Stew is a quick seafood recipe using couscous, tomatoes, currants and caper berries. This Italian stew comes together in just 20 minutes from start to finish! 
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This Italian Seafood Salad, made with shrimp, calamari and lump crab meat, is one of the best and easiest seafood salad recipes you'll ever try. #seafoodsalad #italianseafoodsalad www.savoryexperiments.com

Italian Seafood Salad

Made with shrimp, calamari and lump blue crab meat, this Italian Seafood Salad is one of the easiest but most delicious seafood salad recipes you’ll ever make. Perfect as an appetizer or light meal!
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Classic Seafood Paella

If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll adore this paella. My Classic Seafood Paella recipe gives you an easy, step-by-step paella for the paella novice.
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Seafood Fra Diavolo Recipe

Sweet and spicy tomato-based sauce simmered with tender seafood like shrimp, scallops, calamari and more.
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Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells Recipe

Pasta shells stuffed with a mixed seafood filling and topped with a sherry spiked cream sauce. Perfect for a fancy dinner, the holidays or just a random weeknight.
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lemon squeezed over shrimp and pasta

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Unforgettable lemon garlic shrimp, and it’s done in just a few minutes. You will not believe how easy it is to make this elegant shrimp dish!
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One Pot Pasta with Shrimp, Sausage and Vodka Sauce

What could be better than throwing all your ingredients into one pot and the end result is a delicious one pot pasta loaded with flavor!? Less than 30 minutes, packed with flavor, and only one pan to clean!
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Shrimp Vegetable Noodle Chow Mein

This Shrimp Vegetable Noodle Chow Mein is an easy dinner recipe that is ready in only 20 minutes! Full of flavor and so delicious!
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One Pan Simple Asian Shrimp Noodles

This One Pan Simple Asian Shrimp Noodles is so much better than takeout! And ready in under an hour- perfect for easy weeknight meals!
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Honey Mustard Lime Grilled Shrimp

Cooking shrimp on the grill has never been easier than this Honey Mustard Lime Grilled Shrimp recipe! With only four ingredients, it’s the best grilled shrimp.
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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