Shrimp Recipes

The most widely eaten shellfish in the United States, shrimp is possibly the most versatile ingredient among seafood. Fresh or frozen, find recipes for shrimp scampi, fried shrimp, shrimp and grits, shrimp pasta, and plenty more quick, easy, and oh-so delicious shrimp recipes.

Staff Picks

Shrimp Scampi Three Ways

If you've only ordered shrimp scampi in restaurants, prepare to be shell-shocked—it's actually quite easy to make at home. This recipe, which includes a quick stock to intensify the sauce, guarantees jumbo flavor in no time at all. Master the main one, then get creative with the two variations below. Whichever one you choose, it'll be perfect for serving over polenta, linguine, or toasted Italian bread.

Shrimp with Zucchini and Spicy Couscous

A one-skillet dinner that borrows flavors from chile verde. The couscous gets tang and heat from the salsa, and earthy notes from canned green chiles.

Spicy Peanut-Shrimp Soup

Stirring in peanut butter at the end rounds out the spiciness and adds body to this Thai soup, but fish sauce is the real secret here, used for its savory-salty punch.

Linguine with Shrimp and White Wine

Rating: 3.4 stars
This 20-minute shrimp pasta recipe is sure to become a favorite. All you need for the sauce is a flavorful and fragrant combination of butter, garlic, white wine, and lemon juice.

Sautéed Shrimp

Rating: 3.44 stars
Crushed red-pepper flakes, a few cloves of garlic, parsley, and oregano add plenty of flavor to these sautèed shrimp. Serve alone or with our Spaghetti with Radicchio and Ricotta.

Emeril's Seafood Mac and Cheese

Rating: 3.55 stars
This mac and cheese is a fantastic one-dish meal -- it's so rich and creamy and cheesy, all you'll need is a simple green salad to serve alongside, and your menu is set. Lobster works well in this recipe, but if that seems too luxurious, use any combination of seafood you like.

Seafood Linguine

Shellfish is the star in the traditional Italian pasta dish linguine ai frutti di mare. Our recipe calls for five varieties: clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, and squid.


These flavorful Filipino spring rolls feature shrimp, tofu, and lots of aromatics.

Skillet Shrimp and Orzo

Rating: 3.76 stars
This dish, inspired by paella, is simple enough for a family-night dinner but makes a pretty presentation for company, too. Cooking the ingredients in one pan allows the orzo to absorb all the wonderful flavors.

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Kale, and Burst Tomatoes

Stash some shrimp in your freezer for nutritious last-minute meals. Here, frozen shrimp stars in this spaghetti recipe with cherry tomatoes and kale. Get the shrimp thawing before you start the pasta and you'll have this easy and delicious dinner ready to eat in about 30 minutes. 

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.44 stars
This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish to keep the stew hearty.

Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

Rating: 3.46 stars
The summery flavors of cherry tomatoes and fresh basil pair perfectly with sautéed shrimp in this light pasta dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

From Poached to Sautéed, Here Are 40 of Our Best Shrimp Recipes
Toss them in pasta, whip up a stir-fry, and even turn them into meatballs—there are so many inspired ways to serve shrimp.
15 Simply Delicious Shrimp Soup Recipes
From dainty shrimp to large prawns, these shrimp soup recipes are sure to delight.

Easy Shrimp and Tomatoes

Rating: 3.21 stars

This is a quick and flavorful one-pan dish blending shrimp, parsley, lemon juice, and tomatoes. Red pepper flakes give this family-friendly weeknight dinner a kick.