Looking for some great appetizers for your next get together? You’ve come to the right place!
All of these great Shrimp Appetizers are sure to wow the crowd. Plump, succulent shrimp can be cooked so many ways.
Whether you want fried, saucy, butter, made into a dip, or just good old fashioned shrimp cocktail, we’ve got all of the recipes you need.
Cook your way through these amazing shrimp appetizers, your guests will keep coming back for more!
The Best Shrimp Appetizers:
1. Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)
We’re starting this list of shrimp appetizers with this amazing Spanish dish. It’s like scampi, but we are just going to swap butter with “good for you” olive oil, plenty of it. So much so that those shrimp aren’t just coated but literally swim in it!
2. Shrimp Remoulade
This New Orleans shrimp dish is as basic as cold boiled shrimp with their famous zesty mustard-mayo sauce, remoulade, pronounced Reh-mou-Lahd. It’s easy and super quick.
It’s often served as a first course appetizer during celebration times like Mardi Gras.
3. Shrimp de Jonghe
Shrimp + garlic + sherry + butter + aromatics in Gratin style. This appetizer is one of the gastronomic glories of Chicago, yet is virtually unknown everywhere else.
The shrimp are blanketed in garlicky, sherry laced bread crumbs.
4. Coconut Shrimp
Try these super delicious Coconut Shrimp. They’re a staple on restaurant menus for a good reason. Shrimp are coated in coconut and panko and fried to golden perfection.
5. Bang Bang Shrimp
Bang Bang Shrimp are crispy panko fried shrimp smothered in a sweet and spicy Bang Bang sauce.
They’re fairly new to the scene, but we think they’ll stick around a long time!
6. Surf and Turf Nachos
These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a huge hit at your next get together. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings atop a bed of crispy tortilla chips.
7. Popcorn Shrimp
A restaurant appetizer favorite, these popcorn shrimp are mini shrimp that are breaded and then fried until golden and crispy. Once you try one, you’ll have a hard time stopping!
8. Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are an easy appetizer that are sure to impress the crowd. These shrimp are glazed in honey garlic sauce for extra flavor. Serve these tasty bacon shrimp with green onions and guacamole.
9. Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups
Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups are a great summer appetizer .This dish looks fancy but it is so simple to make. Crunchy wonton shells stuffed with guacamole and seasoned shrimp are a sure winner.
10. Spicy Garlic Lime Shrimp Pineapple Skewers
These tasty grilled skewers are sure to please at your next gathering. The garlic and lime seasoned prawns pair beautifully with pineapple.
11. Crispy Shrimp Tempura
Crispy Shrimp Tempura is one of the most popular and well known Japanese dishes. The light panko coating results in fried shrimp that are crispy, but not too heavy.
12. Chunky Shrimp Guacamole
Take your favorite avocado dip to new heights with this chunky shrimp guacamole. It’s great for scooping with tortillas, or as a topping for tacos.
13. Shrimp Spring Rolls
Sometimes we really want to eat out but it just isn’t practical. Luckily, these fresh spring rolls are easy to make, and restaurant quality! They’re served with a homemade peanut sauce for dipping them in, and they work as a lunch or dinner meal.
14. Firecracker Shrimp
This Firecracker Shrimp recipe is an Asian inspired treat that is crunchy, sweet and spicy. If you want big flavors, this is the shrimp appetizer for you.
15. Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail is a simple, retro shrimp appetizer invented in Las Vegas casinos. It is simply boiled, chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce. It’s a classic that never goes out of style.
16. Shrimp Potstickers
These Potstickers have veggies and and seasonings, all wrapped in dough and cooked to perfection. You don’t have to wait to go to an Asian restaurant to have these addictive treats.
Make them in your very own kitchen. They are even better than what you’d get at a restaurant! Non stop munchings.
17. Fried Shrimp
Isn’t it so that everything tastes good fried? This southern style fried shrimp recipe is no exception! Put a big platter on your appetizer spread alongside some cocktail sauce or tartar sauce and watch your guests chow down.
18. Baked Shrimp Dip
This Shrimp Dip is a mouthwatering recipe that is creamy and cheesy and loaded with shrimp. It actually combines three different types of cheese, which makes this dish absolutely delicious. Everyone at the party will just devour this dip.
19. Shrimp Avocado Garlic Bread
This Shrimp Avocado Garlic Bread recipe is fast and easy to make. It’s made with crusty garlic bread topped with juicy shrimp, avocado and grape tomatoes. We love it as an appetizer, but it’s great any time.
20. Mango Shrimp Salsa
This Mango Shrimp Salsa with avocado is the perfect summer dip when mangoes are in season. Scoop it up with endless tortilla chips.
21. Cajun Shrimp Toast
Shrimp toast with a kick… this Cajun Shrimp Toast recipe is a super easy and delicious appetizer for your next game day or get together with friends.
Tender shrimp are coated in a creamy mozzarella and parmesan garlic sauce with Cajun seasoning, served over French bread and baked to golden gooey perfection.
22. Shrimp Boil Kabobs
This summer, the next time you’re craving a low country shrimp boil, go the kabob way!
All of your favorite shrimp boil components threaded onto skewers and grilled. Brilliant!
23. Shrimp Ceviche
Ceviche is a famous Mexican appetizer of raw fish marinated in lime juice with onions, tomatoes and plemty of cilantro. This recipe replaces fish with shrimp and the result is amazing!
24. Shrimp Cakes
Seriously, anything goes great as fried cakes, right? These tasty and crispy little fritters come together in about 25 minutes and are paired with a creamy lemon aioli.
25. Buffalo Shrimp
If you’re a fan of Buffalo wings, these shrimp are going to blow you away! The same spicy sauce and cool blue cheese, but with the added sweetness of shrimp. So good.
26. Shrimp Tempura Roll
This Shrimp Tempura Roll recipe is just like the kind you would eat at your favorite sushi restaurant. Crispy tempura fried shrimp rolled up along with avocado into a super tasty sushi roll.
27. Shrimp Scampi Dip
Now this sounds fancy! Shrimp scampi dip is cheesy and creamy, and of course, garlicky! Impress the crowd with this elegant dip recipe!
28. Cajun Popcorn Shrimp
Give your popcorn shrimp a Louisiana style makeover with this innovative recipe. All it takes in a little Cajun seasoning to upgrade an already delicious dish. We like them with some remoulade sauce.
29. Shrimp Guacamole Bites
Shrimp Guacamole Bites are so simple to make: round tortilla chips topped with guacamole and a shrimp. You’re going to keep coming back to these tasty munchies.
30. Shrimp Wontons
These surprisingly quick and easy wontons bring great Chinese flavors to your appetizer spread. Make a big batch, these bite sized morsels will go quick!
31. Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad
This Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad is loaded with fresh veggies and herbs, and of course roasted shrimp, making a delicious appetizer for your family and friends.
32. Crab Cake Stuffed Shrimp
These crab cake stuffed shrimp are almost too good to be true, as you can imagine by the name!
The best part is, they only take 20 minutes of hands on time!
33. Fried Shrimp Balls
These Fried Shrimp Balls are a popular Chinese appetizer recipe. Served with sweet chili sauce, this will add an impressive dimension to your appetizer spread.
34. Tandoori Prawns
Tandoori Prawns are an easy Indian inspired appetizer. They are beautifully marinated in yogurt and spices, then grilled on skewers. Delicious recipe.
35. Sticky Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Sticky Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are absolutely delicious and easy to make. They are ready in 20 minutes, and are healthy and filled with Asian inspired flavors.
Make the sticky shrimp filling ahead of time and enjoy it warm or cold.
So there you go, thirty five great shrimp appetizers for your next get together. They’re all sure to be loved by the crowd.
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