Shrimp are the MVP of quick, easy cooking. They’re a no-fuss food that cooks up in minutes, which makes them ideal for busy weeknights and for low-stress entertaining. Plus, they’re adaptable in the kitchen, working just as well in a cozy pasta dish as a refreshing, fiery shrimp salad.
Read on for nine of the best shrimp recipe ideas, and start planning your weekly menu.
Need the perfect crowd-pleaser? Look no further than this Southwest-inspired take on shrimp cocktail. It’s pleasantly smoky, thanks to a generous dash of Club House Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, while chunks of avocado add richness. Serve this as a starter, or add the shrimp cocktail to wraps or sandwiches for a tasty meal.
Looking to try out the orzo trend? Start with this creamy orzo pasta salad. Each bite is bursting with citrusy fresh flavour, balanced with basil, onion and garlic. Red pepper and cucumber add subtle sweetness and crunch, while shrimp makes this dish hearty enough for a meal.
Shrimp are a staple ingredient in Korean cuisine. And if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to try Korean-inspired cooking, this recipe is perfect for you. It combines pancake mix with tangy kimchi and shrimp, plus warming spices like ginger, for an intensely flavourful treat. Serve 'em with rice, or topped with a fried egg.
Vanilla and shrimp are an unexpected combination. But after you try this recipe, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try them together sooner. A few drops of Pure Vanilla Extract blend with white wine, roasted red pepper, basil and cayenne to create a sauce that’s creamy, savoury and just the right amount of sweet. Serve this at your next cocktail party, or anytime you need a sophisticated starter.
Taco Tuesday is the best night of the week — and this ultra-simple taco recipe will make it even better. This recipe keeps it simple, coating shrimp with Taco Seasoning Mix for classic taco flavour in an instant. The filling works well in a range of recipes, so consider making a double batch for taco salads.
Of course, if you’re looking for a lighter take on tacos, shrimp work well for that too. This recipe nixes wheat tortillas in favour of hearty lettuce, filled with cilantro-flecked rice and grilled sriracha-lime shrimp for a refreshing meal.
Speaking of refreshing, these spicy-sweet shrimp are sure to become a new family favourite. They’re flavoured with a marinade of lemon and lime juice, Caribbean-inspired seasonings — cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander and more — plus liquid honey for a touch of sweetness. Our recipe calls for pan-frying the shrimp, but you can try roasting or grilling them, too.
Any dish tastes better covered in dill — and these delicious shrimp are the best way to satisfy your dill craving. Pantry staples like butter, lemon juice and garlic add well-balanced flavour, while letting the Dill Weed take center stage.
Need complex flavour, minus the time or effort? This shrimp teriyaki is seriously tasty — and you can have it on the table in just 22 minutes. This recipe comes together so quickly thanks to Teriyaki 30 Minute Marinade. Simply brush it over your mango, shrimp and onion skewers and grill for 3 minutes each side.
If you’re looking for a cozy take on shrimp — and you’ve got 45 minutes to make dinner — give this creamy pasta a try. A homemade red pepper and ricotta pesto add comforting flavour to every bite, while garlic-, cayenne- and basil-dusted shrimp add savoury flavour with a hint of heat.
Loved These Shrimp Recipes? Try Some of Our Favorite Seafood Recipes Too!