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…
Table of Contents
This recipe is a famous appetizer in New Orleans. Plump boiled shrimp drenched in a creamy, tangy and slightly spicy remoulade sauce.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. Coconut Shrimp
This is a classic restaurant appetizer. Just look at that crispy golden coconut coating… Yum!
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!
9. 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.
Sides, Soups and Salads
10. Shrimp Avocado Salad
One look at this salad should have you drooling. Grilled shrimp with creamy avocado, fresh cherry tomatoes and orange slices… So fresh!
11. 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!
12. Bang bang shrimp tacos
These tacos feature crispy fried shrimp tossed in a spicy garlicky sauce. You’ll just want to keep chomping these down!
13. Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp
This honey garlic shrimp is a perfect weeknight dinner options. It only takes about 15 minutes and the whole family will love the combination of sweet and savory flavors!
14. 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!
15. 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.
16. Shrimp Scampi
This scampi recipes is buttery garlicky perfection! Can you believe it only takes 10 minutes? New weeknight dinner favorite!
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. Shrimp Boil
Seafood boils are a traditional party feast in the American south. This classic yet simple recipe includes your favorite shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage boiled with Old Bay Seasoning and other flavor enhancers.
Another Louisiana classic! 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.
21. 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!
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!
23. Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice
This quick fried rice is the perfect combination of sweet, savory and spicy. Just look at it, this one is sure to impress guests!
24. Goan Prawn Curry with Coconut
This spicy, sour and creamy curry from the wester coast of India will satisfy your cravings for an exotic dinner. It whips up in about half an hour and you’ll think you’re eating in a fancy Indian restaurant.
25. 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.
26. 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!
27. 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.
28. Easy Shrimp Creole
This New Orleans classic is one of my favorite shrimp recipes. Plump juicy shrimp drenched in a tomato based sauce with my beloved Creole flavors. You’ll make this one again and again.
29. 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!
30. Creamy Shrimp Pasta
This quick and easy shrimp pasta is creamy, cheesy and oh so delicious. It’s a great weeknight dinner the whole family will love.
31. 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!
32. Cajun Shrimp Tacos
I love tacos. Do you love tacos? I think everyone does! These shrimp tacos are a great addition to your cookbook, combining spicy Cajun flavors and cool sweet mango salsa.
33. 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.
34. 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…
35. Shrimp and Bacon Corn Chowder
Lets finish these great shrimp recipes with a bowl of comfort.. This creamy and rich shrimp and bacon chowder is loaded with amazing flavors.. Soups like this, we believe shouldn’t be just a winter thing… Once you make this pot, you will be craving this all year long for sure.
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!
Keep on following GypsyPlate for more great flavors from around the world. And be sure to pin or bookmark this roundup, you should try them all! See you next time…
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
- 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..
- Add in shrimp and cook until until pink, 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp.
- 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.
- Combine all ingredients for cocktail sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 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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