Well, today’s title just about says it all: we’re rounding up a big bunch of shrimp recipes. This versatile protein isn’t just delicious — it’s also a nutritional powerhouse. While shrimp is lower in calories and fat than many other proteins, it’s also packed with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Shrimp goes well with a wide variety of flavors and cuisines, so the preparation possibilities are truly endless. And as the final kicker for why shrimp is so great? It cooks exceptionally fast, meaning you can get dinner on the table in no time at all.
However, if you aren’t used to cooking shrimp, it can be a challenge to get creative in the kitchen. And while shrimp are delicious no matter how you make them, they can really shine when cooked up right with big flavors.
Ready to add shrimp to your weekly meal plan? Here are 10 flavor-packed recipes to try for inspiration:
Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
It doesn’t get quicker or more comforting than this easy shrimp pasta dish, which is bound to delight the whole family.
Shrimp Fried Rice
Skip the takeout and make this at-home version! You can customize the vegetables and add seasonings to your liking.
Fire-roasted Tomato and Feta Pasta With Shrimp
Give your taste buds a kick with this fire-roasted pasta. With the brightness of basil and the creamy punch of feta cheese, this unique pasta dish is likely to make your weekly rotation.
Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
Inspired by tropical flavors, these skewers balance sweet and spicy flavors for a recipe you’ll want to grill up again and again.
Ceviche is big on flavor and easy on preparation. While this recipe recommends lightly cooking your shrimp first, traditional ceviche uses raw fish and allows the acidity of the citrus juices to cure the fish. Whichever method you choose, shrimp ceviche is delicious as an appetizer, side or main dish.
Easy Shrimp Cakes
Crab cakes take the spotlight, but shrimp cakes are an affordable option that can be just as tasty. Try this recipe that uses panko bread crumbs and a touch of sriracha.
Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry
For a weeknight meal that packs in the vegetables and tastes as good as take out, this teriyaki shrimp stir fry is a crowd pleaser that comes together in minutes.
Coconut Shrimp Curry
Is there anything more comforting than a curry? Using shrimp as your protein of choice, like in this recipe, is a great way to mix it up.
Cornmeal Fried Shrimp
If you’re looking to bring some variety to the typical shrimp cocktail appetizer, try this cornmeal fried shrimp. Just be mindful to not overcook them!
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos
We’re big believers that anything is better in taco form, and shrimp is no exception. Make this recipe for cilantro lime shrimp tacos for your next taco night.
Try one of the above recipes and let us know what you think! Just don’t forget about the most important ingredient — high quality, sustainably sourced shrimp.