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    The 25 BEST Frozen Shrimp Recipes

    If you have a bag of frozen shrimp in your freezer, you’ve come to the right place! This collection of our favorite Frozen Shrimp Recipes has something for everyone.

    Here you’ll find everything from pastas to soups, rice dishes to skillet meals, and so much more. The variety is amazing!

    Cook your way through all of these delicious and easy frozen shrimp recipes, you’ll be glad you did!

    How to Thaw Frozen Shrimp:

    Place the frozen shrimp in a large bowl, and fill with cold tap water. Stir every few minutes, and break apart large clumps of shrimp. The shrimp should be fully thawed within 15-20 minutes, depending on size.

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    The Best Frozen Shrimp Recipes:

    1. Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

    Once you try just one bite of these Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, you are going to plan on making this shrimp meal again and again.

    Succulent shrimp and smoky andouille sausage are smothered in a savory gravy that tastes out of this world delicious.

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    2. New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

    New Orleans BBQ Shrimp has nothing to do with barbecue sauce. Plump shrimp are smothered in a decadent butter sauce loaded with great seasonings.

    Enjoy with some crusty bread for a super hit shrimp meal.

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    3. Thai Basil Fried Rice

    Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!!

    This Thai Basil Fried Rice is infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.

    It’s one of our favorite frozen shrimp recipes.

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    4. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

    This Pasta Primavera recipe is a perfect dinner when you’re looking for something light, yet satisfying.

    Your favorite pasta is tossed in a delicate cream sauce with plenty of fresh veggies. Today, we’re taking it up just a notch with the addition of shrimp. Absolutely restaurant worthy shrimp recipe!!

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    5. Shrimp Remoulade

    This shrimp recipe is a famous appetizer in New Orleans. Plump boiled shrimp drenched in a creamy, tangy and slightly spicy remoulade sauce.

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    6. Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta (Shrimp Saganaki)

    And another great tomato based shrimp dish, this Greek Shrimp Saganaki features beautiful Mediterranean flavors and is topped with feta cheese.

    You can’t go wrong with this one!

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    7. Shrimp Creole with Sausage

    This Shrimp Creole with Andouille Sausage is a flavor bomb! Plump shrimp and hearty sausage in a great Creole seasoned tomato sauce.

    If you’re a fan of New Orleans style food like us, this shrimp recipe is going in your rotation!

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    8. Tacos Gobernador

    Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever taken a bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious and messy to start with.

    They are kind of a cross between a taco and quesadilla, with crunchy inviting bites with ton of melty cheese. 

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    9. Shrimp Foil Packets with Summer Veggies

    We’re giving you a great summer dinner idea with shrimp that is quick to prepare, with easy clean up later. Plus, it’s fun to eat with your friends and family. 

    These Shrimp Foil Packets are a delicious healthy-ish meal with all your favorite summer veggies. Ready in just 12 minutes on your grill, campfire or even in the oven, this is great meal prep for all your future camp outs, Sunday cookouts, or simply great weeknight dinners.

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    10. Surf and Turf Nachos

    Up your appetizer game with these Surf and Turf Nachos. They’re sure to be a big hit at game day parties and get togethers! What a great shrimp appetizer with little help from tasty steak bites.

    It’s one of our favorite frozen shrimp recipes.

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    11. Harissa Shrimp

    This Harissa Shrimp is a quick dinner that’s bursting with smoky, zesty, exotic flavors. It’s easy enough to go in your regular rotation, but unique and special enough to impress guests with.

    The next time you’re looking for a culinary journey, take your taste buds to the lands of North Africa…

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    12. Spicy Garlic Shrimp

    Super Delish Dinner in minutes… Is it possible? Sure it is. All you need is some shrimp and one of my favorite condiments in my pantry… Chili Oil!!!

    Get ready for my amazing Spicy Garlic Shrimp.

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    13. Gambas al Ajillo

    If you love scampi, you just have to try this classic Spanish shrimp tapas. Plump shrimp drowning in a garlicky olive oil with loads of fresh parsley.

    Make sure you have some nice bread to sop this one up!

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    14. Jambalaya Soup

    Another Louisiana classic in a soup form ! This famous rice dish features shrimp, chicken, sausage, veggies and tons of flavors.

    It may look intimidating, but it’s quite easy and only takes a few minutes of hands on time.

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    15. Shrimp Korma

    This Shrimp Korma is a creamy cashew based curry with a succulent gravy perfect for soaking up with naan or rice.

    How about trying this Indian Classic shrimp recipe in your very own kitchen tonight.

    If you love big flavors, this will be one of your go-to frozen shrimp recipes.

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    16. Asopao de Camarones (Shrimp and Rice Soup)

    Asopao de Camarones… A tasty, flavor bomb of Shrimp and Rice Soup. Soup that is thick and hearty, almost like a stew.

    This shrimp recipe is jam packed with all the Latin flavors of adobo, sofrito and sazon, the trinity of typical Puerto Rican cuisine.

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    17. Pesto Shrimp and Grits

    This recipe is an amazing fusion of flavors. Juicy shrimp drenched in that classic Italian pesto sauce over a bed of creamy grits. The best of two continents!

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    18. Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    Shrimp Fra Diavolo, meaning “Brother Devil” in Italian earns its name for the heat level in the dish.

    These sautéed shrimp are tossed in tomato sauce spiked with red chili pepper flakes. This one is for the spice lovers, for the rest there is always shrimp scampi…

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    19. Rasta Pasta

    This is a creamy pasta loaded with red, green and yellow peppers. You can also top it off with shrimp or chicken.

    It’s generously seasoned with Jamaican jerk seasoning and finished off with freshly grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

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    20. Surf and Turf Shrimp and Grits

    Surf and Turf Shrimp and Grits – We’ve just taken Shrimp and Grits to a whole new level… we’ve made it Surf and Turf!

    Now that’s some fancy comfort food!

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    21. Laksa (Asian Noodle Soup)

    Are you ready for a totally slurp-worthy bowl? Laksa is a famous noodle soup hailing from Southeast Asia, and it has become one of our favorite dishes.

    It’s cozy and spicy, with a coconut milk base and plenty of interesting add-ins. And it’s surprisingly easy to make restaurant quality laksa in your own home.

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    22. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Jambalaya Pasta, aka Pastalaya, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.

    It’s like everyone’s favorite jambalaya, but with pasta instead of rice. How cool!

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    23. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

    I love tacos. Do you love tacos? I think everyone does! These shrimp tacos are a great addition to your cookbook, combining chili lime flavors with cool sweet mango salsa.

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    24. Greek Shrimp and Grits (Shrimp Saganaki Grits)

    Greek Shrimp and Grits is an incredible fusion of flavors. Plump shrimp in a beautifully flavored tomato sauce, topped with feta and served atop a creamy bed of grits.

    It’s one of our favorite frozen shrimp recipes.

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    25. Hunan Shrimp

    If you are looking for your new favorite stir fry, this Hunan shrimp is it. This one can get a bit fiery, but can always be adjusted to your taste buds.

    We absolutely love this frozen shrimp recipe.

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    So many different Frozen shrimp recipes to try! Which one will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    25 BEST Frozen Shrimp Recipes

    This collections of easy Frozen Shrimp Recipes includes plenty of delicious meal ideas for you to try. We love these easy nachos:


    • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 1lb flank steak steak, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 1/4 cup fajita marinade
    • 12oz shrimp
    • 10oz tortilla chips
    • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
    • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
    • 1 cup pico de gallo
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Toss with beef chunks with marinade.
    3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add steak, along with marinade. Cook, stirring often, until steak has browned up, about 5-6 minutes. Remove to a plate.
    4. In the same skillet, give your shrimp a quick sear, about 1-2 minutes per side.
    5. Top nachos with cheese and corn, then bake in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
    6. Arrange the steak and shrimp on tortilla chips and add all the remaining toppings.

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