12 Dinners That Start With Frozen Shrimp
Frozen shrimp sometimes get the bad rap of being rubbery, but it all depends on how you prepare it. If you've got a bag in your freezer, this collection of a dozen recipes will show you decadent and delicious ways to cook frozen shrimp, whether on kebabs, in curries , with grits, and more.
Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)
"Every Spanish restaurant serves this dish of shrimp cloaked in garlic-infused olive oil with smoky hints of paprika and a touch of sweetness from sherry," says recipe creator Chef John. "Make sure you have all your ingredients together before you head to the stove since, start to finish, this cooks in mere minutes."
Momma's Shrimp and Cheese Grits
The secret to this south of the border dish is the creamy chipotle sauce. It's drizzled over layers of shrimp, refried beans, and rice before being wrapped in a tortilla.
Spicy Sambal Shrimp
The ultimate spice-lovers meal, sambal oelek — an Indonesian pepper paste made with garlic and ginger — is the star of this recipe. It's also a speedy dish, says Soup Loving Nicole, "It worked great and if you do the rice while the shrimp are cooking, it can be on your dinner table in 10 minutes. "
Simple Shrimp Tostadas
The ingredients list for this recipe may look basic, but it packs a tasty punch. Crispy tostada, tender shrimp, and fresh pico create layers of flavor and texture.
Garlic Shrimp Kabobs
"This is a quick and easy shrimp kabob recipe, perfect for beginners," says recipe creator Darlene Gould. "Requires minimal ingredients, but is bursting with flavor. Serve over a bed of rice with fresh lemon wedges."
It doesn't get much easier than this simple soup. Shrimp are simmered in a seafood and beef broth mix with dill and green onions until tender. For a heartier meal, try serving it with a scoop of rice or handful of noodles.
Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Singapore Noodle Curry Shrimp
You just need one skillet for this flavorful international dish. Since the recipe relies on quick cooking ingredients, like frozen shrimp and rice noodles, it's ready in only 25 minutes.
Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach
When you need an ultra simple dinner on the table, try this recipe. Packed with green spinach and shrimp for plenty of protein, a quick trip to the skillet is all these two flavorful ingredients need.
Shrimp and White Bean Salad
Marinated overnight in an Italian-inspired dressing, these shrimp, beans, and veggies are great as-is or served over a bed of greens.
Chili-Lime Shrimp Fajitas
This recipe can help you make restaurant-quality fajitas for just a fraction of the price. "These were excellent," says Soup Loving Nicole. "The marinade really comes through."