50 Surprising Ways to Cook Shrimp

Shrimp is underrated. It's the quickest, most versatile protein in your kitchen. You can smother it in cheese sauce and pasta, or toss it on the grill in a light and zesty dressing. Here, 50 surprising recipes that prove our point.

52 Easy Summer Seafood Recipes You Can Whip Up in 20 Minutes

spicy shrimp tacos recipe
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Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

Close your eyes and you’re on a tropical vacation.

shrimp boil skewers corn sausage potatoes recipe
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Shrimp Boil Skewers With Corn, Sausage And Potatoes

Low-maintenance, mess-free and totally delicious.

shrimp cauliflower grits arugula recipe
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Shrimp With Cauliflower 'grits' And Arugula

Lose the carbs but keep the flavor.

ginger pinneapple shrimp stirfry recipe
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Ginger-pineapple Shrimp Stir-fry

Eating solo tonight? Try this.

cheaters skillet paella recipe
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Cheater’s Skillet Paella

All you need is one pan and an oven.

soy ginger shrimp forbidden rice recipe
The Little Epicurean

Soy Ginger Shrimp With Forbidden Rice

Black rice is packed with iron and antioxidants.

baby artichoke shrimp risotto recipe
A Thought For Food

Baby Artichoke And Shrimp Risotto

It’s the seafood version of engagement chicken.

creamy avocado zucchini pasta charred corn spicy shrimp recipe

Creamy Avocado Zucchini Pasta With Charred Corn And Spicy Shrimp

Coterie member Ali Maffucci knows the key to our hearts.


sauteed shrimp po boy chard slaw old0bay remoulade recipe
A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Sautéed Shrimp Po Boy With Chard Slaw And Old Bay Remoulade

It’s a proper Southern feast.

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shrimp cuccumber salad celery recipe
The Crepes of Wrath

Shrimp And Cucumber Salad With Celery

coconut lime shrimp packets summer veggies recipes
Feed Me Phoebe

Coconut Lime Shrimp Packets With Summer Veggies

Coterie member Phoebe Lapine presents a mess-proof way to cook seafood.

prosciutto wrapped grilled shrimp skewers recipe
Foodie Crush

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Marinate on Sunday, toss them on the grill on Monday.

spicy weekend gumbo shrimp sausage recipe
Pinch of Yum

Spicy Weekend Gumbo With Shrimp And Sausage

Love spicy food? This one goes out to you.

shrimp scampi flatbreads recipe
Spoon Fork Bacon

Shrimp Scampi Flatbreads

Shh, it’s store-bought naan.

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creamy shrimp stuffed avocado recipe
Gimme Delicious Food

Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

Way more interesting than chicken salad.

shrimp bowls coconut cilantro lime rice pineapple salsa recipe
Two Peas & Their Pod

Shrimp Bowls With Coconut Cilantro Lime Rice And Pineapple Salsa

Easy doesn’t have to be boring. (Coterie member Maria Lichty would know.)

sheet pan shrimp broccolini tomatoes recipe
Skinny Taste

Sheet Pan Shrimp With Broccolini And Tomatoes

Bring it on, busy weeknights.


greek shrimp pearl barley kale feta bowls recipe
The Kitchen Confidante

Greek Shrimp, Pearl Barley And Kale With Feta

Tasty is always in season.

soba noodles shrimp lime cilantro recipe
Chew Out Loud

Soba Noodles With Shrimp And Lime Cilantro

caprese shrimp zoodle bowls avocado sauce recipe
The Girl On Bloor

Caprese Shrimp Zoodle Bowls With Avocado Sauce

Make a double batch of the dressing and thank us later.

bbq shrimp sweet potato bowls recipe
The Roasted Root

Bbq Shrimp And Sweet Potato Bowls

We never get tired of hearty bowls.

grilled shrimp with cilantro pesto recipe
What's Gabby Cooking

Grilled Shrimp With Cilantro Pesto

Coterie member Gaby Dalkin proves that you can throw everything on the barbecue.

spicy shrimp coconut curry bowls recipe
Camille Styles

Spicy Shrimp Coconut Curry Bowls

They start with frozen shrimp and veggies.

shrimp scampi spaghetti squash recipe
Damn Delicious

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Half the calories of a bowl of pasta.

garlic shrimp recipe
Adventures in Cooking

Garlic Shrimp

Paleo (though you’d never guess).

shrimp cobb salad lemon garlic vinaigrette recipe
Paleo Running Momma

Shrimp Cobb Salad With Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

We’re drooling.

3 ingredient orange asparagus recipe
Omnivore's Cookbook

3-ingredient Orange And Asparagus

You totally have 15 minutes to make this.

15 minute lemon basil shrimp asparagus recipe
Feasting at Home

15-minute Lemon Basil Shrimp And Asparagus

Packed with flavor.

black ink ginger pasta recipe

Black Ink Ginger Pasta

Thanks to Coterie member Dev Amadeo, we know what we’re cooking this weekend.

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thai red curry shrimp lettuce wraps recipe
The Defined Dish

Thai Red Curry Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Psst: They’re Whole30-compliant.

creamy garlic butter tuscan shrimp recipe
Cafe Delites

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

BRB, we’re diving in.

honey orange firecracker shrimp recipe
Dinner Then Dessert

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp

Ditch the takeout. Trust us.

sheet pan shrimp fajitas recipe
No. 2 Pencil

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Your kids just might love these.

spicy california shrimp stack recipe
Skinny Taste

Spicy California Shrimp Stack

Your white tablecloth is optional.

teriyaki grilled shrimp pineapple recipe
Closet Cooking

Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp And Pineapple

Why skimp on flavor?

baked thai coconut shrimp lemongrass guacamole recipe
Half Baked Harvest

Baked Thai Coconut Shrimp With Lemongrass Guacamole

A party in our mouth.

buffalo shrimp dip recipe
Peas & Crayons

Buffalo Shrimp Dip

Is this even legal?

spicy shrimp tomato cream pasta recipe
A Spicy Southern Kitchen

Spicy Shrimp And Tomato Cream Pasta

Damn, gemelli, you’re looking quite fine.

thai shrimp mango cabbage cups recipe
Happy and Harried

Thai Shrimp And Mango Cabbage Cups

Isn’t it time to throw a cocktail party?

quick shrimp pasta garlic feta sauce recipe
Two Purple Figs

Quick Shrimp Pasta With Garlic Feta Sauce

Um, we’ll be serving our spaghetti on platters from here on out.

easy lemon garlic shrimp zoodles recipe
The Butter Half

Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

Our dream summer lunch.

spanish style garlic shrimp recipe
Mommy's Home Cooking

Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp

Sop up the sauce with baguette.

vietnamese spring rolls recipe

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Straight-up artistry.

grilled spicy lemon shrimp creamy avocado cilantro sauce recipe
The Recipe Critic

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp With Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Hey, good lookin’.

tequila shrimp taco salad recipe
How Sweet Eats

Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad

Yep, you read that right.

sesame oil shrimp rolls recipe
Lindsay Eats LA

Sesame Oil Shrimp Rolls

Eat your heart out, lobster.

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mexican shrimp cocktail recipe
From A Chef's Kitchen

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Cocktail sauce, be gone.

baked coconut shrimp recipe
Fox and Briar

Baked Coconut Shrimp

So tasty, you barely need a sauce.

shrimp cakes with lemon aioli recipe
Natasha's Kitchen

Shrimp Cakes With Lemon Aioli

This has “family friendly” written all over it.

one pan lemon garlic butter shrimp recipe
Carlsbad Cravings

One Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp And Asparagus

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?