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

Sautéed Shrimp

Rating: 3.5 stars 124
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.

Skillet Shrimp and Orzo

Rating: 4 stars 99
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.

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.

Linguine with Shrimp and White Wine

Rating: 3.5 stars 236
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.

Shrimp Chow Mein

The star of this at-home version of the Chinese takeout favorite? An umami-packed sauce made with chicken broth, oyster sauce, rice-wine vinegar, sesame oil, sambal oelek, and fresh ginger and garlic. It's a delicious foil for tender egg noodles, plump shrimp, and crisp-tender snow peas.

Gingery Shrimp Salad with Crispies

Composing a great dinner salad is all about achieving the right balance of textures and flavors. Here, it's the juicy seared shrimp and crunchy tortilla strips that make this healthy entrée seem like a special occasion treat, even though it's quick and easy enough to make on a weeknight. 

Peel-and-Eat Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
This shrimp appetizer couldn't be easier to make. Simply poach the shrimp in water, then tossed them with butter and Old Bay Seasoning, which provides the spark.

New Orleans-Style Shrimp and Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 554
This quick-cooking New Orleans classic is spicy and hearty—and turns any meal into a festive occasion. It's chockful of green bell peppers, whole plum tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning.

Pasta with Favas, Shrimp, and Fresh Chile

This quick pasta features fava beans; they're like a cross between asparagus and split peas, with a buttery texture and nutty taste that defines seasonal spring vegetables. They star alongside shrimp and pancetta is a dish that's a cinch to make.

Emeril's Seafood Mac and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 540
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.

Easy Shrimp and Tomatoes

Rating: 3 stars 14
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.

Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

Rating: 3.5 stars 244
The summery flavors of cherry tomatoes and fresh basil pair perfectly with sautéed shrimp in this light pasta dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Favorite Pasta Salad Recipes
If you're feeding a crowd, there's nothing better than a big bowl of pasta salad. Whether it's for a summer cookout, a holiday buffet, or just alongside a sandwich, these salad recipes can be made well in advance; plus, these recipes are perfect for big-batch cooking throughout the week.
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.
Crunchy Shrimp Fritters

To make these super-tasty and summer-y fritters, juicy shrimp are poached in lemon water and then coated in a batter made with rice flour before being deep fried to golden brown perfection. The rice flour ensures an ultra-crisp coating with a side benefit of making this dish naturally gluten-free