Shrimp is an amazingly versatile type of seafood. It’s not only low in calories, but also can be prepared endless ways. You will be spoiled for choice with these 33 Succulent Shrimp Recipes to choose from, shared by some of the best food bloggers around!
Shrimp are marine crustaceans that mainly live in salt water. Worldwide, there are literally thousands of different species of shrimp, but only about 20 species are commercially significant. Most shrimp are sold frozen. However, if you’re lucky enough to live along the Gulf Coast, you can buy fresh shrimp between May and August.
In the United Kingdom, Australia, and other Commonwealth countries, you’ll tend to see Prawns on the menu as opposed to Shrimp. Generally, prawns are larger than shrimp and have a bit of a different body structure, but have a similar taste. Whatever they’re called, you’re in for a real treat with these 33 Succulent Shrimp (or Prawn) recipes!
1. Garlic Roasted Shrimp Cocktail: The Suburban Soapbox
This Garlic Roasted Shrimp Cocktail recipe with homemade cocktail sauce is the BEST and easiest party appetizer for any occasion. Ready in less than 20 minutes, this simple snack will be the first dish to disappear.
2. Chili Garlic Shrimp from Barefeet in the Kitchen: Saving Room for Dessert
This is not authentic Louisiana “shrimp and grits” but the wonderful flavor of this shrimp is bold enough to carry through when paired with simple grits, rice pilaf or even noodles. The shrimp is surprisingly flavorful after only 15 minutes in the marinade and it’s lip smacking good!
3. Grits à Ya Ya (a.k.a. Shrimp and Grits): Pudge Factor
Grits à Ya Ya, made famous by the Fish House in Pensacola, takes cheesy smoked Gouda grits and tops it with perfectly seasoned shrimp and a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce. As an added bonus, finish it with a garnish of fried carrot strings just like the Fish House does. It’s absolutely incredible, albeit a bit on the high calorie side!
4. Easy Ten Minute Roasted Shrimp: Grits and Pinecones
Easy Ten Minute Roasted Shrimp is one of the easiest and most versatile seafood recipes you can make. These Easy Ten Minute Roasted Shrimp are perfect at room temperature, cold or hot for a party appetizer, a holiday appetizer, a Christmas party appetizer, a New Year’s Eve party appetizer and they can also be used to make an amazing shrimp cocktail.
5. Crazy Cajun Shrimp Pasta: Tales of a Texas Granola Girl
If you are looking for a quick and delicious weeknight meal…maybe even for a weeknight date night…Crazy Cajun Shrimp Pasta is just the ticket! In the time that it takes to cook the pasta, you can have a meal on the table that is impressive enough for any company or even a special date night and incredibly comforting and delicious. Simply serve with a salad and done!
6. Tequila Orange Shrimp Tacos: Nomageddon
Make these Tequila Orange Shrimp Tacos and have the best Taco Tuesday ever! Sweet, spicy, and full of citrusy flavor, these tacos are a delicious dish for even a novice home chef.
7. Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail: Karen’s Kitchen Stories
This Spicy Citrus Shrimp is so flavorful! The shrimp is tossed in a mixture of fresh orange juice, lime juice, and chili paste and then roasted and garnished with mango and scallions.The contrast between the spicy shrimp and the cool and sweet mango is such a surprising treat, and the scallions with the mangos are pretty darn tasty.
8. Cajun Shrimp Hummus Crostini: Nutmeg Nanny
This Cajun Shrimp Hummus Crostini is the perfect summer appetizer. Toasted bread topped with hummus, microgreens, spicy Cajun shrimp, cilantro pesto and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Hello, summer!
9. Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp: Pinch and Swirl
The secret to truly Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp is in the breading. It’s all about double toasting – toast the panko breadcrumbs and coconut before you bread the shrimp and let it crisp up again while the shrimp bakes. With this method, the breading adheres perfectly and the shrimp stay truly crispy. It’s the best alternative to deep frying that I’ve found!
10. Grilled Garlic Herb Shrimp Skewers: Isabel Eats
These quick, easy and healthy Grilled Garlic Herb Shrimp Skewers are perfect for summer grilling or roasting! (gluten free, paleo, low carb).
11. New Orleans Shrimp Remoulade: Pudge Factor
Shrimp Remoulade (pronounced ruma-lahd) is a quintessential New Orleans dish composed of cold boiled shrimp with a spicy mustard-based dressing.
12. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Butter: Lemon Blossoms
Spiced rubbed and marinated shrimp is oven roasted to perfection with onions and bell peppers and then smothered in a delicious cilantro lime butter. This Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Butter is quick, easy and incredibly flavorful!
13. Teriyaki Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fry (Ready in 30 mins): My Food Story
This Teriyaki Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fry is ready in 30 minutes and is the perfect Asian dinner when you want something quick and easy!
14. Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp: Grits and Pinecones
Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is the ultimate appetizer. It can also be served as an amazing entrée! Perfect for a crowd for a game-day or holiday party or just a cozy evening for two!
15. Vietnamese Summer Rolls Salad Bowl: Watch What U Eat
This Vietnamese Summer Rolls Salad Bowl is a perfect alternative to wrapping Vietnamese summer rolls in rice paper wraps. A hassle free dish with the goodness of authentic flavors.
16. One Pot Orzo with Shrimp and Feta: Cooktoria
Very easy to make, yet unbelievably delicious, this One Pot Orzo with Shrimp and Feta is worthy of a special occasion!
17. Garlicky Shrimp Stir-Fry with Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Boy Choy: Domesticate Me!
This stir-fry is downright delightful. Dressed up with plenty of garlic, fresh ginger, and a responsible amount of crushed red pepper, its flavor profile is clean and fresh with a gentle kick.
18. Italian Sautéed Shrimp: An Italian in My Kitchen
I can honestly say that I’m not a fish lover, but shrimp, yeah, I like shrimp, especially Italian Sautéed Shrimp.
19. 15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles: Salt and Lavender
Want a fast low-carb meal that’s healthy and tasty? Try these 15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles.
20. Grilled Shrimp Scampi: Striped Spatula
Lightly-charred shells gave way to luscious, marinated shrimp, served with warm, scallion-studded Lemon-Garlic Butter in this Grilled Shrimp Scampi.
21. Spicy New Orleans Shrimp Creole: Pudge Factor
Shrimp Creole is a classic New Orleans dish with both Spanish and French undertones. It consists of shrimp cooked in a spicy mixture of diced tomatoes and the trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper. Traditionally, shrimp creole is served with cooked white rice. Add a piece of freshly baked crusty french bread for an amazing meal!
22. Barbecue Shrimp Salad with Grilled Corn and Vidalia Onions: Biscuits & Burlap
Summer is here! Well, officially summer doesn’t begin until the 21st but I’m a teacher so as far as I’m concerned if school is out, summer is upon us!
23. Shrimp in Garlic Sauce: Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Today’s recipe is a 20 minute entrée: Sautéed Shrimp in Garlic Sauce with lemon and parsley. It’s super simple, paleo and gluten-free!
24. 15 Minute Shrimp Lo Mein: Living Sweet Moments
This tasty 15 Minute Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is super easy to make and requires few ingredients. The perfect quick weeknight dinner with an Asian twist that pairs well with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Signature Chicken Dumplings.
25. Quick and Easy Crispy Buffalo Shrimp: Grits and Pinecones
If you like shrimp and spicy foods, Quick and Easy Crispy Buffalo Shrimp is for you! Simple to prepare, and perfect as a main dish or as an appetizer, it’s the perfect marriage of briny shrimp and spices.
26. Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta: Lemon Blossoms
This Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is creamy, rich and flavorful with a bit of a kick! The best part is, you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes!!! Now, that is my kind of meal.
27. Creamed Spinach Tortellini with Seasoned Shrimp: 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
A dish of creamy warm comfort food, this Creamed Spinach Tortellini with Seasoned Shrimp is the perfect thing for a hearty Winter meal.
28. Garlicky Mushroom and Shrimp Risotto: The Rustic Foodie
A tasty risotto dish that’s full of mushroom flavor and topped with garlicky shrimp. This risotto makes a perfect romantic dinner for two!
29. Crispy Shrimp Tempura with Tartar Sauce: The Fork Bite
Watching the video of preparing this Crispy Shrimp Tempura (or deep fried breaded prawns) was interesting and making them fun, once I got past the deveining. Eating the results was the absolute best part.
30. Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp – Gambas al Ajillo: Innocent Delight
Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp is cooked in olive oil with tons of garlic, dried chilies or Spanish smoked paprika, and brandy or sherry wine. It’s absolutely outstanding!
31. Thai Prawn Spiralizer Salad: Kitchen Sanctuary
Thai Prawn Spiralizer Salad – a lighter lunch with bags of flavour!
32. Easy Chipotle Shrimp Tacos: Lively Table
Easy Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with cilantro jalapeño sauce are flavorful, healthy and quick enough to make on a weeknight. They also make a great Cinco de Mayo dish! (gluten-free)
33. Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Creamy Chili Sauce: TheFitBlog
Who doesn’t absolutely love to grill in the summertime? One of the easiest and healthiest recipes to make are these Grilled Shrimp Skewers with a Creamy Chili Sauce!
Are you drooling yet? Isn’t this an amazing array of incredible recipes using succulent shrimp?
Leave me a comment and let me know which one of these recipes is your favorite or which one you plan to try first. Even better, leave me a link to your favorite shrimp recipe!