There’s a lot you can do with shrimp, as evidenced by these 32 shrimp recipes. And we couldn’t be more thankful for this quick-cooking protein that’s as equally adept at being an integral and elegant component in the appetizers, soups, salads, and dinner fare of sooo many cuisines.
A Southern classic from Toni Tipton-Martin, pickled shrimp are subtly flavored with herbs and spices in a nuanced way. So much so you'll be wondering where these have been your entire life.
“Masala” essentially means “spiced.” A fitting title for these exquisitely spiced shrimp...though it fails to also capture just how divinely easily they come together.
Portuguese Shrimp Turnovers ~ Rissóis de Camarão
A Portuguese classic, these diminutive shrimp turnovers boast a filling that's creamy and comforting yet made interesting with a little heat. All tidily packaged in fried dough.
Know that bag of forgotten shrimp you bought on sale that’s languishing in your freezer? Start defrosting it. Here's the ideal use for it.
Creole Shrimp and Grits
Tanya Holland gives us Southern comfort food with Big Easy flair. That’s what we think of these perfectly spiced shrimp swimming in a slightly spicy sauce with ample cheesy grits to soak it all up.
Southern Shrimp and Grits
Our most requested recipe, this ridiculously rich dish takes its heat from andouille, its creamy comfort from grits smothered in cheese.
Shrimp Salad from Ina Garten
Creamy but not gloppy, light but not abstemious, this shrimp salad is gonna rock your world. And your cocktail party. And your lunch work rotation.
Bayou Fried Shrimp
Say the word "bayou," and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, Cajun fried shrimp.
Dramatically amplify the flavor (and the reactions at the table) when you leave the shells on while cooking these shrimp. And then just surrender to the mess while devouring them.
Shrimp Laksa Soup
A southeast Asian standby that comes together surprisingly simply. What results is supremely satiating.
This shrimp stock recipe should be in everyone's repertoire. The deep, sweet—well, shrimp-y—flavor is utterly incomparable. Trust us.
Easy, healthy, on the table in minutes, and spiked with just the right amount of spice to intrigue but not overwhelm.
Shrimp paste is a classic southern treat. Small shrimp is blended with butter, shallots, and spices. Smear the shrimp paste on biscuits or toast points.
Cooked shrimp, grilled focaccia, cucumbers, tomatoes, capers, olives, and frisee are tossed in a spiky vinaigrette. A classy panzanella or bread salad.
A soupy, tomatoey ceviche that draws on the presence of lime, orange, and peanut butter—that's right, peanut butter.
Shrimp and Grits
Creamy Southern stone-ground grits with Cheddar cheese, plump sautéed shrimp, crisp bacon, garlic, and scallions.
Super-size-me shrimp stud this creamylicious risotto which takes its astoundingly complex taste from simple shrimp shells.
Spiced Shrimp with Paprika Mayonnaise
This crowd-pleasing spiced shrimp is served hot, hot, hot alongside a dip that's sigh-inducingly coooooooooool.
Sichuan Peppercorn Prawns
"A flavor bomb." That's what we're heaing about these dry-fried Sichuan peppercorn prawns that are packed with flavor, crazy quick to get on the table, and impossible to forget.
Citrus Risotto with Garlic-Chile Prawns
Tangy, hot, sweet, silky. That's what we think of this citrus-scented risotto with sautéed shrimp that melds healthy with satsifying.
Shrimp with Smoked Paprika
Succulent shrimp swimming in a smoked-paprika-and-garlic olive oil bath. Call it a spa for crustaceans.
Shrimp with Black Beans
For this classic Cantonese recipe, shrimp and fermented black beans are served in a sauce spiked with garlic, ginger, and scallions. A kid-friendly recipe.
Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Toss some shrimp, salt, pepper, and garlic in a hot skillet and keep watch until the shrimp are plump and juicy and perfect. Then sit back and accept accolades.
Shrimp and Leek Pasta
So long, noodles that are buried beneath heavy cream sauces. This shrimp and leek pasta is made with a barely-there broth enhanced by the sweetness of leeks.
Pan-Fried Shrimp with Dill
These sassy fried shrimp are doused with plenty of lemon juice and fresh dill. Greek through and through. Opa!
Tennessee Shrimp and Grits
Classic shrimp and grits gets a Tennessee facelift with the addition of tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, and a splash of Worcestershire.
Cod and Shrimp Stew with Quinoa
David surprises himself and all of us by trying something that's actually healthful—quinoa. His response surprised us all even more.
Shrimp with Three Dipping Sauces
Shrimp and longnecks. There's little else a summer shindig requires, except perhaps these eminently easy dips.
Hunan Hot-and-Spicy Shrimp
Shrimp are tossed in a peppery mix then seared in a reach-for-the-fire-extinguisher-hot sauce of chiles, ginger, garlic, and shallots.
Grilled Shrimp with Piri-Piri Sauce
A simple hot pepper sauce made from piri-piri peppers brings big flavor to shrimp in mere minutes. Those Portuguese know what they're doing.
Portuguese Bread Soup with Shrimp ~ Açorda de Mariscos
Known as Açorda de Mariscos in Portugal, this robust "soup" of shrimp, bread, and rice is a satiating meal in a bowl.
Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.
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