When you need a quick and easy recipe, turn to shrimp! One of the quickest-cooking proteins around perfect when you want something in a hurry. With its delicate texture and subtle sweetness, shrimp can be transformed into so many extraordinary dishes and you’ll find a variety of appetizers, main dishes, and plenty of stir fry ideas.
1. Old Bay Shrimp Boil
This EASY old bay shrimp boil recipe is a classic for a reason! My low country shrimp boil takes a few shortcuts to make it a little easier to eat, but tastes just as good! And better yet? There are just 9 basic shrimp boil ingredients needed.
2. Shrimp Ceviche
This shrimp ceviche is made with simple ingredients, it comes together quickly, but will impress anyone you make it for because it tastes SO GOOD! Simply mix the shrimp, lime juice, and fresh veggies together and let the ceviche shrimp marinate or “cook” for a few hours before serving with tortilla chips.
3. Lemon Pepper Shrimp
This lemon pepper shrimp recipe is sure to become a weeknight dinner fave and there’s a lot to love. It’s full of butter-y, lemon-y, pepper-y flavor (YUM!); it’s ready in about 10 minutes; and it’s made with simple ingredients. Serve over rice with a simple veggie.
4. Buffalo Shrimp
If you’re a buffalo fan, you’re going to need to add this buffalo shrimp recipe to your repertoire. Crispy shrimp is tossed with buffalo sauce for the ultimate shrimp appetizer. Serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks and ranch or blue cheese dressing.
5. Shrimp Quesadilla
This shrimp quesadilla has cheesy layers, slightly spiced shrimp, and a crispy tortilla to hold it all together. Serve the shrimp quesadillas with and a side of refried black beans a lot of fresh toppings at the table and let everyone top their own.
6. Shrimp Okonomiyaki
This easy shrimp okonomiyaki recipe may sound exotic (and it IS totally delicious!), but it’s also surprisingly simple to make! Okonomiyaki is a savory “pancake,” similar to a Korean scallion pancake, but made with shredded cabbage, flour, eggs, and some simple seasonings.
7. Moo Shu Shrimp
This moo shu shrimp recipe has everything you’re looking for in a weeknight meal. It’s nutritious, it’s fast (just 20 minutes), and it’s totally delicious. You’ll love making this takeout classic at home.
8. General Tso’s Shrimp
This General Tso’s shrimp dish is loaded with classic flavors of the popular Chinese takeout dish – ginger and spicy red pepper! While it’s typically made with chicken, we’re making it with shrimp and this easy meal comes together in less than 20 minutes, making it a great weeknight dinner.
9. Old Bay Steamed Shrimp
This Old Bay steamed shrimp recipe is a great way to give a classic shrimp cocktail a little extra flavor. It’s mild in flavor, but super flavorful. Serve the shrimp as a peel-and-eat appetizer or light meal, so include a bowl for the shells, it’s a DIY dish!
10. Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi
I think you’ll love this garlic butter shrimp scampi over couscous for the same reasons I do. It’s easy (it’s a 15-minute, activity night dinner), it’s made with just 6 basic ingredients, and most importantly, it’s got major flavor!
11. Shrimp Teriyaki Stir Fry
Need a family-friendly, quick and easy, and totally delicious dinner? This shrimp teriyaki stir fry is IT! This teriyaki shrimp has a sweet, glossy sauce and the whole family loves it! Serve it over rice and with a veggie.
12. Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp
This bacon wrapped shrimp on the grill are a smoky, salty, and succulent appetizer (or main dish!) This recipe is made with just four ingredients and takes just a few minutes to prep.
13. Shrimp Masala
Tasty and tender shrimp masala curry cooked in a rustic Indian sauce made with onions and tomatoes, along with aromatics such as ginger, garlic, and spices.
14. Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara
This chicken and shrimp carbonara is going to satisfy your Olive Garden cravings! It’s tasty, easy, and so comforting and decadent at the same time. Juicy Argentinian shrimp, chicken breast, and pancetta pair so beautifully together in a silky smooth sauce.
15. Dips for Shrimp
There are so many possibilities for dips that pair well with shrimp, and we’re exploring 4 different options!