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.

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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.

Cream-Free Shrimp Alfredo

There's no cream in this take on alfredo, but the end result is just as rich and silky as its heavier versions—and arguably makes a better final dish since ingredients like cream tend to mask delicate flavors like seafood. So how did we manage to create a creamy (yet cream-less) alfredo? By slowly whisking in butter, cheese, and egg yolk into starchy pasta water, the mixture emulsifies into a sauce that—once tossed with the shrimp, fettuccine, and peas—is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Coconut-Curry Shrimp and Couscous

Whipping up this Thai-inspired curry is faster than waiting for takeout. The secret? Teaming quick-cooking ingredients including fresh shrimp, frozen peas, and couscous with the flavor bomb that is red curry paste.

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. 

Grilled Shrimp "Boil"

In this crowd-pleasing dinner, grilled shrimp is served alongside potatoes and corn with melted butter flavored with Old Bay seasoning, crushed garlic, and lemons. It's the ultimate summer main course. 

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-Scampi Pan Bake

For a streamlined, stress-free meal, slide this shrimp scampi supper into the oven. Preheating the baking sheet gives the sliced potatoes a headstart to crispness, and the broiler steps in at the last minute to cook the garlicky shrimp. 

Linguine with Shrimp and White Wine

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.

Peel-and-Eat Shrimp

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.

Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Peas

Plump shrimp and fresh spring peas make a delicious duo in this lemony risotto, while a pinch of saffron gives it a striking golden hue.

One-Pot Shrimp Boil with Corn and Potatoes

Rating: 3.17 stars
Celebrate the end of summer with a New Orleans-style shrimp boil. In this traditional one-pot dish, the shrimp, corn, and potatoes are cooked together in a spicy, flavorful broth, which is then used for dipping.

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.

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.