25 Satisfying Shrimp Recipes to Curb Your Seafood Cravings

Shrimp cooks in a flash for weeknight dinners that are sure to bring smiles. These 24 recipes serve up shrimp in every way you can imagine: grilled, stir-fried, baked, or sautéed.

Satisfying Shrimp Recipes to Curb Your Seafood Craving

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The best thing about shrimp is its versatility. You can really cook it in every way imaginable. Is it hot and sunny and you want to cook outside? Fire up the grill! Are you looking for a quick and easy dinner? Then you can enjoy shrimp baked, sautéed, or poached. Oh, and let’s not forget about fried shrimp!

This list of tasty ideas incorporates different types of shrimp and cooking methods to create everything from appetizers and lunches on the go to full dinners.

  • Blackened Shrimp Tacos

    Blackened Shrimp Tacos and Lime Wedges on a Plate Surrounded a Bowl of More Lime Wedge and a Bowl of Queso Fresco

    Simply Recipes / Sharee Hill

    The South meets the Southwest in this quick dinner. Creole-style blackened shrimp, Southern slaw, and tortillas combine to make tasty tacos. Use frozen, deveined, cleaned, and peeled shrimp to save time.

  • Shrimp Cocktail

    Shrimp Cocktail + Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

    Simply Recipes / Annika Panikker

    This shrimp cocktail is the real deal. Extra large shrimp cooked with Old Bay. Homemade cocktail sauce. You'll rarely find shrimp cocktail this good at a restaurant.

  • Ginger Garlic Sesame Shrimp

    Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp
    Elise Bauer

    Whether you need an easy dinner idea or a quick-cooking lunch, this recipe delivers. These shrimp are coated in a sweet and savory mix of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger for a mouthwatering masterpiece. Create a simple salad for lunch by serving them over your favorite mix of greens or pair them with Ginger Pineapple Fried Rice and Baby Bok Choy for dinner.

  • Spring Shrimp Scampi With Peas and Mint

    Spring Shrimp Scampi With Peas and Mint in a white bowl
    Sheryl Julian

    Peas, lemon, and fresh mint join shrimp that you sauté in oil and garlic on top of pasta. Ricotta, parsley, and lemon zest make a light, zesty sauce.

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  • Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

    Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
    Nick Evans

    Taco night is so much better when you add these fajitas to your menu! Seasoned shrimp comes together with onions and bell peppers to make the ultimate filling for your corn or flour tortillas. Top them with all your favorite toppings from avocado, to homemade pico de gallo, and sour cream.

  • Shrimp and Mushroom Stir-Fry

    Shrimp and Mushroom Stir Fry in a Bowl Served with Rice, Next to a Skillet with More Stir Fry

    Simply Recipes / Nick Evans

    A few simple ingredients and 25 minutes gets you a better-than-takeout dinner on the table that'll have everyone reaching for seconds. Serve with steamed rice or noodles.

  • Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus

    Overhead view of garlic butter sheet pan shrimp and asparagus on a baking sheet.
    Simply Recipes / Nick Evans

    Here is the sheet pan dinner you dream of. Toss the shrimp and asparagus with oil and seasonings. Boil some pasta or get couscous together as it cooks in the oven. Bam! Success without stress.

  • Shrimp Fried Rice

    Shrimp Fried Rice
    Elise Bauer

    Making shrimp fried rice at home is so simple. The trick is starting with cold, leftover rice so the rice doesn't end up mushy. Add frozen peas and carrots, shrimp, green onions, scrambled eggs, and seasonings, and you'll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

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  • Shrimp With Snow Peas

    Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry in a blue and white bowl
    Elise Bauer

    Marinate shrimp for 15 minutes in a Shaoxing Chinese cooking wine (or dry sherry) mixture. Stir-fry the marinated shrimp and snow peas in a mild ginger and garlic sauce for about 5 minutes. That's all time it takes to make this classic Chinese dish.

  • Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Garlic Shrimp

    Two white plates on a white table with a stack of forks and knives to the right. Each plate has large shrimp, avocado slices, herbs and cauliflower rice inside.
    Sally Vargas | Art Banner Credit: Elena Resko

    These bowls are loaded with vegetables for a healthy meal at home or to pack for a lunch on the go. Savory shrimp are cooked with garlic and paprika and then paired with filling cauliflower, earthy spinach, sweet tomatoes, and creamy avocado. Feel free to experiment with this one. Instead of cauliflower rice, try it with cooked brown rice or Israeli couscous.

  • Baked Shrimp in Tomato Feta Sauce

    Baked Shrimp with Tomato and Feta
    Elise Bauer

    Break the "no seafood with cheese" rule for this classic Greek dish that pairs shrimp with tomatoes and feta and bakes them with plenty of seasoning. Fresh, crusty bread on the side to scoop it all up is a must!

  • Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Pepper Couscous

    White plate with quick and easy grilled shrimp over couscous with lemon and pepper. To the left is a platter of additional grilled shrimp on skewers.
    Nick Evans

    Looking for a quick warm-weather meal? Grilled shrimp on top of lemon pepper couscous is just what you're looking for. This 15-minute recipe is fresh, flavorful, and your best friend on a busy night.

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  • Shrimp Cobb Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

    Seafood Cob Salad - shrimp and vegetables on gray plate with glass of rose
    Sally Vargas

    If there is one way to describe this salad, the word is fresh! Crisp cucumbers and juicy cherry tomatoes go so well with mango, avocado, bacon, and chilled shrimp. Each of the ingredients can be packaged side-by-side in a meal prep container or in separate containers, then you can mix it all and add the dressing when you are ready to eat.

  • Cambodian Coconut Shrimp Soup

    Coconut Shrimp Soup from Cambodia
    Sally Vargas

    Enjoy your shrimp in an aromatic soup with seasonal green beans and summer squash. The broth gets a creamy luscious feel from coconut milk and is seasoned with fresh ginger, lemongrass, Makrut lime leaves, and Thai basil. Not only does it taste good, but the aroma will fill the whole kitchen, welcoming everyone to the table.

  • Shrimp, Arugula, White Bean, and Cherry Tomato Salad

    Shrimp Arugula White Bean Salad
    Elise Bauer

    Toss shrimp sautéed shrimp with arugula, tomatoes, red onions, and white beans. Drizzle on a red wine vinegar dressing. You're done.

  • Shrimp Quesadilla

    Shrimp Quesadilla on a white plate with sour cream and avocado
    Elise Bauer

    Pan-seared shrimp, red onion, cilantro, avocado, and Monterey Jack cheese fill a flour tortilla. Fry the quesadilla on the stovetop. Serve topped with sour cream or crema fresca.

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  • Sautéed Shrimp with Tropical Fruit Salsa

    Sautéed Shrimp with Warm Tropical Salsa
    Elise Bauer

    This easy skillet meal will have dinner on the table in minutes. Succulent shrimp are paired with sweet mango and slightly tart pineapple and kiwi with a touch of toasted coconut. Enjoy this as is, with fresh tortillas, and chips, or pair it with some Cilantro Lime Rice for a satisfying meal. You can also try it with Green Cauliflower Rice if you want to add some vegetables and keep the meal grain-free.

  • Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich

    Classic Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich on a Plate

    Simply Recipes / Annika Panikker

    This classic Louisiana po boy sandwich is simple but relies on high-quality ingredients: Super-fresh, local seafood, Creole tomatoes, homemade remoulade sauce, and excellent bread. Frying the shrimp in peanut oil is the key to making it one of the best sandwiches you'll ever have.

  • Grilled Shrimp with Tomato Olive Salsa

    Shrimp with Tomatoes and Olives
    Elise Bauer

    Take your shrimp skewers to the grill! Then pair them up with a fresh salsa made of plump ripe tomatoes and black olives. Serve this recipe as-is for an appetizer or grain-free meal. It also pairs nicely with quinoa which you can make in the Instant Pot.

  • Shrimp Ceviche

    Overhead view of a bowl of a shrimp ceviche recipe.
    Eliezer Martinez

    Lightly cook shrimp and then marinate it in citrus juice. Add cilantro, cucumber, and avocado right before serving. You could eat it with a fork, but scooping it up with tortilla chips is a great option, too.

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  • Shrimp Pasta Salad

    Shrimp Pasta Salad in bowl
    Elise Bauer

    A potluck or backyard cookout isn’t complete without a pasta salad. This recipe adds a twist to the classic with the addition of shrimp. It’s all dressed in a lemon basil vinaigrette for a refreshing dish that can be served as a side or enjoyed as a full meal.

  • Shrimp and Chorizo Chowder

    Bowl of Shrimp and Chorizo Chowder Topped with Parsley and Slices of Toasted Baguette

    Simply Recipes / Nick Evans

    Don't let the name lead you to think this is an hour-plus affair. This chowder recipe requires minimal prep and cooking time for huge payoffs. Flavor-packed Spanish chorizo leads to a broth that's good enough to tempt licking your bowl clean.

  • Pickled Shrimp

    Pickled Shrimp

    Simply Recipes / Prerna Singh

    Skip the salami and make some pickled shrimp to serve with your next cheese board. Tender and tangy, these shrimp rest in a bath of citrus-infused vinegar with red onion, fennel, and thyme. Once ready to eat, layer them on crackers with sliced cucumber or with a piece of 1-year-aged cheddar.

  • Homemade Chirashi

    Chirashi Bowl with Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Tamagoyaki, and Sliced Cucumbers Next to a Small Saucer of Wasabi and Another Small Saucer of Soy Sauce

    Simply Recipes / Irvin Lin

    Chirashi sushi, or “scattered sushi," is a quick and easy way to have sushi all the sushi flavor without making the rolls. Ingredients, including extra jumbo shrimp, sit on top of sushi rice. With this dish, it's imperative to use fish suitable for sashimi or sushi to make sure your raw fish is safe to eat.

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  • Grilled Shrimp With Konkani-Inspired Masala

    Grilled Shrimp with Konkani-Inspired Masala

    Karishma Pradhan / Simply Recipes

    Layered flavors of coconut, chiles, and turmeric create a paste that takes its cues from Konkan, a tropical region of India. Smear it on shrimp, then skewer and grill for a vibrant and bold taste adventure.