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    The 40 BEST Shrimp Recipes

    As you may have noticed, we love our seafood here at GypsyPlate. Today we are presenting some of the best Shrimp Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet. From appetizers to salads to mains, you’ll find plenty of great ways to cook your favorite crustaceans.

    For centuries, shrimp, or prawns as they are sometimes known, have been treasured for their perfectly firm and delicious meat. As they have been consumed around the world, many wonderful and varied cooking methods and recipes have resulted.

    In true GypsyPlate tradition, we are hitting all corners of the globe with this collection. Here you’ll find simple American comfort foods, spicy and exotic delights, and everything in between. Read on, these shrimp recipes will have you salivating…

    The 30+ BEST Shrimp Recipes

    1. 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 one is going in your rotation!

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    2. 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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    3. Shrimp Foil Packets with Summer Veggies

    We’re giving you a great summer dinner idea 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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    4. 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!

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    5. Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

    Once you try just one bite of these Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, you are going to plan on making this 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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    6. 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.

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    7. 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.

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    8. Shrimp Remoulade

    This 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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    9. Blackened (AKA Cajun) Shrimp and Grits

    Shrimp and grits is a Lowcountry southern classic. This recipe featured Cajun spiced shrimp atop a bed of creamy cheese grits. Oh, there’s bacon!

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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. Shrimp de Jonghe

    Little know outside of Chicago, Shrimp de Jonghe is a classy restaurant appetizer of shrimp in a buttery, sherry laced garlic sauce topped with breadcrumbs and baked.

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    13. 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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    14. Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables

    This Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables is one of my new favorite light meals. It’s so refreshing, a perfect alternative to those summer burgers.. If you are looking for a great summer salad idea, this is it!!

    It’s a great make ahead dish, perfect for meal prep. And it goes great with a variety of proteins (we used shrimp this time), or you can skip them and go meatless.

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    15. 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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    16. 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.

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    17. The BEST 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.

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    18. Gambas al Ajillo

    If you love scampi, you just have to try this classic Spanish 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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    19. 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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    20. Shrimp Korma

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

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

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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25.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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    26. 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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    27. 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.

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    28. Coconut Shrimp

    This is a classic restaurant appetizer. Just look at that crispy golden coconut coating… Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ Sally’s Baking Addiction

    29. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

    30. 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.

    Get the Recipe at Biscuits and Burlap

    31. Tom Yum Soup

    This tom yum soup is a quick and easy Thai recipe that is bursting with flavor. Make it spicy or make it mild, this will be one of your favorite shrimp recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ Carlsbad Cravings

    32. Shrimp Scampi

    This scampi recipes is buttery garlicky perfection! Can you believe it only takes 10 minutes? New weeknight dinner favorite!

    Get the Recipe @ Cafe Delites

    33. The Ultimate Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich

    Are you noticing a lot of Cajun recipes? That’s because they know how to cook their shrimp! This po boy is a great example. Crispy fried shrimp in a nice bun and drenched in remoulade sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ House of Nash Eats

    34. Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

    This is a decadent delight! Plump shrimp coated in a creamy buttery sauce enhanced with parmesan, spinach and sun dried tomatoes. This low carb treat only takes about 20 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ Chef Jar

    35. Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

    Thai curry is growing a following for it’s creamy combination of coconut milk and spice. This recipe is no exception. It’s better than restaurant and only takes 30 minutes!

    Get the Recipe @ Foodie Crush

    36. Korean BBQ Shrimp

    This Korean BBQ shrimp has a perfect blend of spices and a decadent amount of butter. It’s one of the most addicting shrimp recipes you will ever try.

    Get the Recipe @ Glebe Kitchen

    37. Spicy Malabar Shrimp Curry

    This curry from the southwest of India is spicy, tangy, nutty and absolutely delicious. If you’re feeling like a totally new flavor, you must try this one!

    Get the Recipe @ Ministry of Curry

    38. Spicy Shrimp Veracruz

    This Shrimp Veracruz has an interesting combination of flavors… raisins, capers, pickled jalapenos. You’ll be amazed how beautifully the flavors marry.

    Get the Recipe @ Pinch of Yum

    39. Garlic Shrimp Mac & Cheese

    This recipe takes your favorite comfort food to the next level. Everyone loves mac & cheese, right? Add in plump shrimp and a crunchy topping and you have one cozy one pot meal!

    Get the Recipe @ RecipeTin Eats

    40. Brazilian Shrimp with Coconut Milk (Moqueca)

    How about the most delicious dishes on the planet. Moqueca is a coconut based stew from Brazil that will quickly become your favorite! Great company dish for your next get together.

    Get the Recipe @ Cinnamon and Coriander

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of tasty and mostly easy shrimp recipes. Which one will you try first? They all look so good it’s hard to choose!

    Be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate for more great flavors from around the world. And be sure to pin or bookmark this post, you should try them all! See you next time…

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    The 40 BEST Ways to Cook Shrimp

    Yield: 8 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    If you're looking for some great shrimp recipes, you're in the right place! This collection of 30+ recipes are both varied and delicious. For a quick start, try this easy shrimp cocktail!


    For the shrimp

    • 2lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined.
    • 1 lemon, halved

    For the cocktail sauce

    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 1/4 prepared horseradish sauce
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 tsp hot sauce


    1. Fill large pot with water. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the water and place in lemon halves. Bring to a boil over medium high heat..
    2. Add in shrimp and cook until until pink, 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp.
    3. Drain and transfer shrimp to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process and cool them. Store shrimp in refrigerator until ready to serve.
    4. Combine all ingredients for cocktail sauce.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 8 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 185Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 244mgSodium 1413mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 7gProtein 26g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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