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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.

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

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

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Shrimp Boil Skewers With Corn, Sausage And Potatoes

Low-maintenance, mess-free and totally delicious.

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Shrimp With Cauliflower 'grits' And Arugula

Lose the carbs but keep the flavor.

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Ginger-pineapple Shrimp Stir-fry

Eating solo tonight? Try this.

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Cheater’s Skillet Paella

All you need is one pan and an oven.

The Little Epicurean

Soy Ginger Shrimp With Forbidden Rice

Black rice is packed with iron and antioxidants.

A Thought For Food

Baby Artichoke And Shrimp Risotto

It’s the seafood version of engagement chicken.

Inspiralized

Creamy Avocado Zucchini Pasta With Charred Corn And Spicy Shrimp

Coterie member Ali Maffucci knows the key to our hearts.

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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The Crepes of Wrath

Shrimp And Cucumber Salad With Celery

Feed Me Phoebe

Coconut Lime Shrimp Packets With Summer Veggies

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

Foodie Crush

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Skewers

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

Pinch of Yum

Spicy Weekend Gumbo With Shrimp And Sausage

Love spicy food? This one goes out to you.

Spoon Fork Bacon

Shrimp Scampi Flatbreads

Shh, it’s store-bought naan.

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Gimme Delicious Food

Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

Way more interesting than chicken salad.

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.)

Skinny Taste

Sheet Pan Shrimp With Broccolini And Tomatoes

Bring it on, busy weeknights.

The Kitchen Confidante

Greek Shrimp, Pearl Barley And Kale With Feta

Tasty is always in season.

Chew Out Loud

Soba Noodles With Shrimp And Lime Cilantro

The Girl On Bloor

Caprese Shrimp Zoodle Bowls With Avocado Sauce

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

The Roasted Root

Bbq Shrimp And Sweet Potato Bowls

We never get tired of hearty bowls.

What's Gabby Cooking

Grilled Shrimp With Cilantro Pesto

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

Camille Styles

Spicy Shrimp Coconut Curry Bowls

They start with frozen shrimp and veggies.

Damn Delicious

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Half the calories of a bowl of pasta.

Adventures in Cooking

Garlic Shrimp

Paleo (though you’d never guess).

Paleo Running Momma

Shrimp Cobb Salad With Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

We’re drooling.

Omnivore's Cookbook

3-ingredient Orange And Asparagus

You totally have 15 minutes to make this.

Feasting at Home

15-minute Lemon Basil Shrimp And Asparagus

Packed with flavor.

Plum

Black Ink Ginger Pasta

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

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One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone

The Defined Dish

Thai Red Curry Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Psst: They’re Whole30-compliant.

Cafe Delites

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

BRB, we’re diving in.

Dinner Then Dessert

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp

Ditch the takeout. Trust us.

No. 2 Pencil

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Your kids just might love these.

Skinny Taste

Spicy California Shrimp Stack

Your white tablecloth is optional.

Closet Cooking

Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp And Pineapple

Why skimp on flavor?

Half Baked Harvest

Baked Thai Coconut Shrimp With Lemongrass Guacamole

A party in our mouth.

Peas & Crayons

Buffalo Shrimp Dip

Is this even legal?

A Spicy Southern Kitchen

Spicy Shrimp And Tomato Cream Pasta

Damn, gemelli, you’re looking quite fine.

Happy and Harried

Thai Shrimp And Mango Cabbage Cups

Isn’t it time to throw a cocktail party?

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Two Purple Figs

Quick Shrimp Pasta With Garlic Feta Sauce

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

The Butter Half

Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

Our dream summer lunch.

Mommy's Home Cooking

Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp

Sop up the sauce with baguette.

Downshiftology

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Straight-up artistry.

The Recipe Critic

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp With Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Hey, good lookin’.

How Sweet Eats

Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad

Yep, you read that right.

Lindsay Eats LA

Sesame Oil Shrimp Rolls

Eat your heart out, lobster.

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From A Chef's Kitchen

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Cocktail sauce, be gone.

Fox and Briar

Baked Coconut Shrimp

So tasty, you barely need a sauce.

Natasha's Kitchen

Shrimp Cakes With Lemon Aioli

This has “family friendly” written all over it.

Carlsbad Cravings

One Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp And Asparagus