24 Shrimp Recipes Destined To Become Your Favorite

If you have a bag of shrimp in the fridge or freezer, you’ve got dinner ready to go. These twenty-four recipes offer delicious, succulent ways to enjoy shrimp. They include meals from all different types of cuisines and are made with wonderfully simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. These recipes are easy to make and deliver great flavor every time you make them.

Serve these over rice or pasta, with a side of veggies, or any other side dish or base you’d care to use. Quinoa and couscous are great options. Enjoy them as a snack, an appetizer, or a main course. There is even one for breakfast.

1. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp tacos in tortillas served on wooden cutting board.
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This sheet-pan shrimp fajita recipe is a fast and easy dinner that requires little prep and ends with very little clean-up. You can go as minimal or robust as you want with the spices, and use these shrimp to build the best seafood fajitas you’ll ever make. Serve with sides of Mexican rice and refried beans or a bowl of delicious soup. Don’t forget your favorite topping, either. Anything goes with these yummy shrimp.

2. Hearty Fish Stew With Shrimp

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If you love a hearty stew, this fish stew should be right up your alley. A New England favorite, It’s hearty and filling, and the flavor is mild but tasty and definitely comforting. It’s easy to make, and you can freeze leftovers for future meals. Mix in some rice, quinoa, or orzo for some extra bulk, and serve with a side of garlic bread.

3. Italian Shrimp

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These Italian Shrimp are destined to become the highlight of your dinner plate. This dish comes together quickly and is terrific as a stand-alone dish, but it would also be equally good over a plate of pasta. Even rice and veggies would be a great addition. These shrimp are so jam-packed with flavor that you’ll want seconds and maybe even thirds.

4. Garlic Lime Shrimp

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Give these garlic lime shrimp a try for dinner tonight. They don’t get any easier than this, and those flavors won’t disappoint even the pickiest eaters. Plus, they’re ready in just 25 minutes. Serve them with a side of rice and beans, or stuff them into taco shells for a dinner that’s hard to forget.

5. Coconut Curry Shrimp

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This coconut curry shrimp recipe is the reason shrimp exist. Comforting, delicious, and a joy to eat. If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor and bookmark this recipe now. This is fantastic served over cooked rice or quinoa, and the leftovers (if there are any) are still amazing for lunch the next day.

6. Shrimp And Asparagus Skillet

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Sometimes, the best meals are the quickest. But let’s face it, flavor matters, so I came up with this shrimp and asparagus skillet recipe. It has tons of flavor in every bite.

As with most shrimp recipes, it’s great with rice, but you can also enjoy this as a stand-alone dish if you want to enjoy a meal with fewer carbs.

7. Thai-Style Shrimp

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Shrimp and Thai flavors are a match made in heaven. If you love Thai food and you’ve got a bag of frozen shrimp at home, this Thai-style shrimp recipe is a no-brainer.

Enjoy this as a soup, or serve it in a bowl with rice and use the broth as a sauce instead. Try quinoa, too, or mix in some extra veggies.

8. Spicy Orange Shrimp

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These spicy orange shrimp are a delicious recipe that can be enjoyed by itself, mixed with rice and veggies, or added to a green salad. If that’s not enough to convince you, this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes.

It makes enough for two people or for one person who wants leftovers to take for lunch the next day.

9. Sheet Pan Pineapple Shrimp

A white bowl filled with Sheet Pan Pineapple Shrimp served over riced cauliflower.
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The love affair with shrimp continues with another must-try recipe: sheet pan pineapple shrimp. If you’re stuck for ideas on what to make for dinner, you have just been officially “un-stuck.”

You can even meal-prep this in a gallon-size freezer bag using all frozen ingredients, so all you have to do is dump it out onto a sheet pan and toss it in the oven. Dinner will be ready in no time with minimal effort.

10. Shrimp Pad Thai

A white plate holds a serving of shrimp pad thai. Chopsticks rest on the side of the plate.
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This shrimp pad Thai recipe is another testament to the wonderful combination of shrimp and Thai flavors. There is no need to buy takeout because this homemade version is not only healthier, but it tastes just as good, if not better. It’s not overly complicated to make, and you can serve it over pad Thai noodles or rice.

11. Shrimp Scampi

Homemade Cooked Shrimp Scampi with Pasta with Parsley
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This shrimp scampi recipe is everything you’d hope for in a plate of shrimp scampi. It has that lemony zing from the lemon and all that amazing shrimp flavor throughout the pasta. Add a little parmesan cheese, and you have one heck of a meal. If you love scampi, this simple recipe will become your new go-to favorite.

12. Egg Scramble With Shrimp

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This egg scramble with shrimp is fast, simple, and filling for breakfast. Who knew that adding shrimp to the humble scrambled egg could elevate a breakfast staple to this delicious level? If you want more carbs in your breakfast, this is super good with rice or fried rice mixed in. So grab that bag of shrimp and make your morning meals extra delicious.

13. Shrimp Campachana

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This delicious shrimp campachana can be enjoyed in a traditional cocktail style, in mini tortilla cups as appetizers, as tostada toppings, stuffed in avocado halves, added to salad greens, used as a quesadilla filling, tossed over nachos, or served as healthy lettuce wraps. There are so many ways to serve this. But no matter what you pick, it’ll be absolutely delicious.

14. Shrimp And Kale Salad

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This shrimp and kale salad is the perfect blend of seafood and veggies. It’s a light and healthy lunch or dinner that will fill you up with fiber and lean protein. The avocado and delicious dressing add healthy fats. You really can’t lose with this one. Salads are so versatile; you can add or take out anything you want, and this salad will still be just as delicious. Just don’t take out the shrimp.

15. Popcorn Shrimp Recipe With Coconut Breading

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Love popcorn shrimp? This easy recipe is tasty and delicious and gives you tender shrimp with crispy coconut breading. Popcorn shrimp is a delicious finger-food meal option that pairs well with many side dishes. It is quick to make and is absolutely delicious. You can also serve these as an appetizer in small cups or enjoy them as a snack on your next Netflix-and-chill evening. They make great finger food.

16. Shrimp And Avocado Salad

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Whip up this healthy shrimp and avocado salad for a quick lunch or a light dinner. Packed with shrimp, avocado, onions, and tomatoes, it fills you up yet is light on the tummy. You can add rice or pasta if you wish, or enjoy it as a lower-carb meal as is. Add any dressing you like best and toss well for a salad that is sure to be unforgettable.

16. Sheet Pan Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Sheet pan garlic shrimp laying on a baking pan smothered in butter and parsley.
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Delicious sheet pan garlic butter shrimp is easy to make, healthy, and bursting with amazing garlicky flavor. Enjoy this with rice, a side of veggies, or even cauliflower rice if you want to keep it low-carb. This is a super easy dish to make and these shrimp are even great in salads. The sky is the limit to what you can do with these shrimp, so have fun with it.

18. Barbecued Southwestern Chicken And Shrimp Skillet

Barbecued Southwestern Chicken And Shrimp Skillet in a cast iron skillet on a wood surface.
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This barbecued southwestern chicken and shrimp skillet recipe is perfect for summer grilling, but you can also make it on a grill indoors. Either way, it’s super filling and absolutely delicious. It’s kind of like surf’ n’ turf but with chicken and shrimp. Serve it as a main course with any number of side dishes, from veggies to baked or mashed potatoes.

19. Shrimp Spinach Sunny Side Up Omelette

An overhead view of a shrimp and spinach omelette.
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Low in carbs and high in flavor, this shrimp spinach sunny-side-up omelet makes an amazing breakfast. The protein will fill you up and keep you full until lunch. It’s great for breakfast or sharing for brunch. It also pairs well with many brunch side dishes. Serve with a cup of coffee, a croissant, a side of beans, veggies, or a slice of toast. No matter what you serve with it, this could be your next favorite breakfast recipe.

20. General Tso Shrimp

An overhead view of a white bowl filled with general tso shrimp and.a side of broccoli.
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If you love General Tso shrimp as a takeout meal, this easy copycat version is one you will love making at home. It’s a one-pot meal that takes only 10 minutes to make. Enjoy it on its own, or serve it over rice. It makes great leftovers for lunch the next day and you can even toss these with a salad to get those veggies in at lunchtime.

21. Shrimp Ceviche

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This appetizer is sure to impress. Mix up a fresh batch of this shrimp ceviche and let it marinate for a couple of hours in natural citrus juice. Serve with some corn chips, and watch people’s faces light up. Just be prepared to hand out copies of the recipe. Don’t worry about leftovers either, because there won’t be any.

22. Cilantro Lime Shrimp

An overhead view of a bowl of cilantro lime shrimp with dressing drizzled over the top.
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This simple cilantro lime shrimp recipe can be used to make tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, and so much more. Marinate the shrimp and let it soak up all those delicious flavors. It’s great served over rice, too. These shrimp are perfect for dinner, as as with many of these recipes, they are great for lunch the next day if you happen to have any leftovers. But that’s doubtful.

23. Seafood Paella with Mussels, Shrimp and Chorizo

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If you need an easy dish that impresses guests, try this delicious Spanish seafood paella with mussels, shrimp, and chorizo. Even beginning cooks can master this one with ease. It’s a classic rice-based Spanish dish beloved in Spain and is often served with seafood of all kinds. In this recipe, you’ll enjoy shrimp and more.

24. Taco Shrimp

A closeup of taco shrimp with a lime slice.
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If you love the flavor of tacos, don’t miss out on this shrimp recipe. You can stuff them into tacos or burritos, add them to lettuce wraps, or eat them as is with a side of veggies. Either way, these taco shrimp are sure to please. Just add your favorite Mexican sides to round out the meal, and don’t forget the guac.

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