Super Satisfying Shrimp Recipes

Dress up the powerhouse protein with fresh, fun takes on classic shrimp dishes.

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

This rich, lemony pasta dish is easy enough to make on a weekday but impressive enough for special occasions.

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Shrimp and Grits

A classic Southern dish that combines three of the most-satisfying comfort food ingredients around: bacon, cheddar and grits.

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Healthy Chipotle Beer-and-Butter Shrimp Foil Pack

Chipotle and cumin are tempered by beer, butter and lime in this simple and healthy shrimp dish that comes together in a snap. Sealing the ingredients in aluminum foil before grilling keeps the juices in and makes a sauce that is perfect for pouring over rice.

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Shrimp Scampi

This quick scampi is perfect over pasta or by itself with fresh-squeezed lemon. It serves 2 as a main course and 4 as an appetizer, and it's super easy to double for a crowd.

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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

This take on a classic Italian-American recipe is super easy to make. Slightly reducing the cream and adding a hefty dose of cheese means you don't have to use flour to thicken the sauce.

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Shrimp Tacos

A crunchy cabbage slaw is the key to Ree’s five-star shrimp tacos. The best part? They're ready to eat in just 16 minutes.

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Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Add some spice to weeknight meals with a Cajun-style one-pot wonder.

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Ina whips up a chili cocktail sauce while roasting her shrimp for a quick and delicious appetizer.

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Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe

Ree’s shrimp stir-fry comes together so quickly because all the ingredients take next to no time to cook and are sauteed in the same pan. The key to successful stir-fry is to cook the thicker vegetables first, because they will need to cook the longest.

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Shrimp Boil

This traditional shrimp boil is a crowd-pleasing party favorite. Add the seasonings to the water before boiling so every component is equally flavored.

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Grilled Shrimp

Rachael's grilled shrimp recipe doesn't get easier or tastier. Pro tip: If you don't have a grill, you can broil the shrimp on medium heat.

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Creamy, Garlicky Shrimp Skillet

This super-quick and indulgent weeknight dinner takes a slight left turn from the standard fettuccine Alfredo. Red peppers and paprika transform it from tasty to spectacular.

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Whole30 Coconut-Crusted Shrimp with Pineapple-Chili Sauce

Think just because you're in Whole30 mode, indulgent dishes like coconut-crusted shrimp are off limits? In this ingenious rendition, you can dig right in, all the way down to the delectable sweet-and-sour dipping sauce.

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Shrimp Gumbo

This spicy Cajun gumbo, a stew originating in Louisiana in the 18th century, gains much of its flavor from the dark roux and its characteristic thickness from file, an herb made from the ground leaves of the sassafras tree. Onions, celery and green peppers, the "holy trinity" of both Creole and Cajun cooking, add flavor and substance to the thick shrimp and sausage stew, which is served over a heaping portion of white rice.

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Use canned whole tomatoes as the base for this spicy sauce that gets its kick from red pepper flakes and garlic.

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Shrimp Francese

Treat butterflied shrimp to a light breading and a quick pan-fry before combining it with spinach, burst cherry tomatoes and a lemon-and-white wine sauce.

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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

The shrimp gets a ton of flavor from the paprika and thyme marinade — even without the bacon. But, of course, the bacon only makes it better.

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Shrimp Ramen

Ramen noodles (yes, the ones from the package) can be dressed up with poached shrimp and bacon to make a porky, smoky broth that tastes slow-simmered.

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Low Country Shrimp Chowder

Instead of whole milk, this chowder uses 2% milk, which cuts fat without sacrificing creaminess. A dash of Old Bay seasoning will give the dish some fun spice.

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Healthy Sheet Pan Shrimp and Greens

This healthy protein-packed shrimp dinner starts with an towering mound of kale that wilts while it roasts. Grapeseed oil is a great neutral alternative to flavor-packed olive oil, which could compete with the flavor of the sweet and spicy curry shrimp.

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