No need to go out and eat when you can make seafood at home! I’ve gathered up some of the BEST shrimp dinner recipes for you to try! These fantastic recipes are full of flavor and will have your taste buds singing! For more seafood favs see my Seafood page.
Shrimp is a versatile ingredient that can be used in both simple and complex dishes. It’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or for a more elegant dinner party.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to shrimp dinners. You can go with a classic shrimp scampi, or mix it up with a Cajun-inspired pasta dish. No matter what you choose, these recipes are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
How to Cook Shrimp
Cooking shrimp is super easy, and there are a number of ways to do it but my favorite way is to heat butter in a pan over medium-high heat and then add the shrimp. Cook it for about two minutes per side, or until they turn pink. About 2 minutes and they are done!
You can also add some spices or seasonings to the pan, such as garlic, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, or Old Bay seasoning.
How to cook Shrimp in the Oven
Another easy way to cook shrimp is to bake them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and lay the shrimp out on a baking sheet. Drizzle with melted butter, and then sprinkle with your desired seasonings. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are pink.
40 Restaurant Style Shrimp Dinner Recipes
Those are the two basic ways to make shrimp. Let’s get into some more involved shrimp dinner recipes. From simple recipes to more advanced there is something for every taste in this roundup. Check out all of the ways to prepare this simple seafood treat below!
Shrimp Appetizers Recipes
There are endless possibilities when it comes to shrimp appetizers. You can keep it simple with a few shrimp on the barbie, or get creative with shrimp puff pastry cups and shrimp stuffed jalapeno poppers. No matter what you choose, these recipes are sure to be a hit at your next party.
Shrimp Salad Recipes
Salads are a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables, and they can also be a tasty and satisfying meal. Add shrimp and it’s the perfect meal for a hot summer day!
Shrimp Soups Recipes
Soup is a perfect winter comfort food and shrimp soups are no exception. There are many different types of shrimp soups, but all of them have one thing in common: they’re delicious. My favorite creamy shrimp chowder recipe seen below is a family staple around here.
Fried Shrimp Recipe
There is a reason shrimp is a popular dish at seafood restaurants and it has nothing to do with the price. Fried shrimp is so delicious. The key to making great fried shrimp is the breading.
Most people use some kind of flour mixture, but I’ve found that using a little bit of cornstarch in the mix makes for a much crispier crust. See my Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe below for the perfect southern fried shrimp breading!
Cajun Shrimp Recipes
There’s something about cajun shrimp that just makes your taste buds tingle. It’s the mixture of spices that brings a little heat that it its unique flavor. Try our favorite Jambalaya/Gumbo recipe below.
Asian Shrimp Recipes
Asian shrimp is a popular dish in many restaurants. It can be made into a variety of different dishes, such as spring rolls and Rangoon. Asian shrimp is usually cooked with some type of sweet tangy sauce, and is served with rice and veggies. Here are some awesome recipes to make your own at home! Those shrimp rolls look amazing!
Mexican Shrimp Recipes
Mexican shrimp dishes are popular all over the world. There are many different ways to prepare shrimp, but most Mexican shrimp recipes include a creamy sauce or salsa. We recently tried and fell in love with Mexican shrimp cocktails with Avocado! So so good! A must try!
Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Shrimp pasta is a delicious dish that can be served for dinner or lunch. It is easy to make and can be made with simple ingredients that are easy to find or baked in noodles with cheesy goodness.
There are many sauces that can be used with shrimp pasta. Some popular sauces are marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, and pesto sauce. Shrimp pasta can be made with any type of noodle, such as spaghetti noodles, fettuccine noodles, or linguine noodles. Here are some new ones to try below!
Shrimp Dinner Recipes
One of the great things about shrimp is that it cooks so quickly, so it’s perfect for a quick and easy dinner. And there are endless possibilities for variations on shrimp dinners. You can serve them over grits, rice, or pasta, or mix them with vegetables or other ingredients to create a one-dish meal.
Some of my favorite shrimp dishes include Shrimp and Grits, Tuscan Shrimp with Garlic and shrimp enchiladas. These dishes are all easy to prepare and can be made in under 30 minutes. Enjoy!
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