12 Simple Shrimp Dinners Ready in 15 Minutes

Sizzling Sherry Shrimp with Garlic
Photo: Allrecipes Magazine

These simple shrimp recipes are real miracle makers during busy week days. From Thai-inspired prawns to Cajun blackened shrimp, from sizzling Spanish sherry shrimp to spicy Mexican-inspired camarones a la diabla, and much more! These quick-and-easy shrimp recipes are prepped, cooked, and on the table in just 15 minutes.

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Goong Tod Kratiem Prik Thai (Prawns Fried with Garlic and White Pepper)

With this Thai-inspired preparation, shrimp are coated with tapioca flour, fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and white pepper, and then quickly sauteed. "A very satisfying dish, especially made with shrimp that's shell-on," says Toi. "It's also a very kid-friendly dinner dish. Serve with lots of rice."

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Sizzling Sherry Shrimp with Garlic

Sizzling Sherry Shrimp with Garlic
Allrecipes Magazine

Sherry, garlic, and olive oil combine with paprika to give these shrimp a real Spanish accent! Also a great preparation for squid or scallops."Sherry or lemon juice is not always used, but either one adds a nice contrast to the richness of the oil and garlic," says MMZEHER.

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp
Photo by bd.weld.

These quick and easy shrimp are great with rice or pasta or on top of a salad. "This was really amazing tasting," says Derrick Courtney. "I used on top of a lemon infused pasta. I also added mushrooms to the shrimp when I seasoned them and put them in the Air Fryer as well."

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Shrimp Pil Pil

Shrimp is quickly cooked with garlic, paprika, and cayenne pepper. "This is a wonderful dish that I had while on the coast of Spain," says Karen D. "It should be enjoyed with a good white wine or sangria, and warm crusty bread. I could not find a recipe that came close to what I had in Spain so I came up with this recipe myself."

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Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry
Deb C

Shrimp and vegetables stir-fry with honey, garlic, and white wine. "A quick and easy shrimp stir-fry full of flavor," says ZachZ. "I use Costco® frozen stir-fry veggies and add cilantro. Serve either by itself or over rice."

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Chile-Garlic Shrimp

Chile-Garlic Shrimp
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Shrimp with Buffalo wing seasoning, garlic, cilantro, and lime. Some reviewers have had tasty results using Caribbean Jerk or Creole seasonings in place of the Buffalo seasonings. "This had a ton of flavor," says MomOfTwo. "I made this with Southwestern Rice and a tortilla on the side."

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Camarones a la Diabla

carmones a la diabla
Photo: Kathryn Gamble.

This easy Mexican-inspired shrimp dish is spicy hot. "Delish and SUPER easy," says MJ Curry. "I sauté onions and mushrooms in the butter add the ketchup and Tapitio. Let it simmer all afternoon and then add shrimp."

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Shrimp and Peanut Butter Noodles

You'll toss Japanese udon noodles with broccoli, shrimp, and a simple peanut butter sauce, and garnish with chopped peanuts. "A sweet, salty, nutty dish that can be cooked up in less than 15 minutes," says w. "Measurements for the sauce can be adjusted for your taste, but with these ingredients, you can't go wrong! I use pre-washed, pre-cut broccoli florets to cut down on prep time as well."

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Roasted Shrimp

Roasted Shrimp
Holly Van Lom

"This is a great, simple and fast way to cook shrimp that can go with anything!" says Holly Van Lom. "I've served it over linguine, with orzo and cream sauce, accompanying a steak, or alone as an appetizer -- the possibilities are endless!"

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Garlic Butter Shrimp

Shrimp cooks quickly with butter and garlic powder. "Super easy and yum!" says PamH. "Served over mashed cauliflower for a shrimp and grits kind of texture, while staying low carb. Added some Old Bay to half of the shrimp."

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Garlic Butter Shrimp with Parsley

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Garlic Butter Shrimp with Parsley.

A simple shrimp saute with chopped fresh parsley and minced garlic, finished with lemon juice and white wine. "Lovely served over pasta or just with grilled crusty bread," says nt_bella.

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Blackened Shrimp

Shrimp are tossed with Cajun blackened seasoning and quickly sauteed in butter and olive oil. "If you don't eat them straight out the pan, they're very good dipped in garlic brown butter or cocktail sauce," says The Grazing Glutton.

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