Shrimp Appetizer Recipes

Browse 250+ shrimp appetizer recipes including classic shrimp cocktail, to grilled shrimp, ceviche, and spring rolls.

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Avocado Shrimp Ceviche-Estillo Sarita

Rating: 4.5 stars 274
A tried and true ceviche recipe to be enjoyed for a Sunday brunch in our cafe. It is believed by most Latinos that the best time to eat ceviche is on a sunny day. Rainy days cause stomach cramps and nightmares. Of course most Latinos (especially my wife) can make a good ceviche blindfolded on any day rain or shine, in my opinion. Excellent for an appetizer in smaller portions or as a meal itself. Personally I enjoy this with an ice cold beer on the side.

Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 340
These are spicy and wonderful! As close as I can get to a restaurant version that I am addicted to. Serves 2 as an entree and 4 as an appetizer.
By Allrecipes Member

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 405
I first tried something similar to this in San Antonio and could never find a recipe that really recaptured what I had there. I experimented and finally came up with this. Anyone who has tried it has begged for the recipe. Try it with tortilla chips!

Very Easy Shrimp Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
A very quick and easy (and tasty!) shrimp dip. Serve with a nice assortment of crackers.
By Dena

Shrimp Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Fried shrimp cakes are made with crackers and onion. This recipe includes jalapenos and Tabasco® sauce to add a little kick--very flavorful!

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 3620
A very simple and easy marinade that makes your shrimp so yummy you don't even need cocktail sauce! Don't let the cayenne pepper scare you, you don't even taste it. My 2 and 4 year-olds love it and eat more shrimp than their parents! It is also a big hit with company, and easy to prepare. I make this with frozen or fresh shrimp and use my indoor electric grill if the weather is not good for outside grilling. Try it with a salad, baked potato, and garlic bread. You will not be disappointed!!!

Buffalo Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 365
This is the can adjust the intensity of the buffalo sauce to your liking. We like it HOT!!

Phyllo Turnovers with Shrimp and Ricotta Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
I have been working with various stuffing for phyllo. This is by far the best I have come up with.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 749
With fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper, these Vietnamese spring rolls are a refreshing appetizer for an Asian-inspired meal.
By Allrecipes Member

Dilled Shrimp (Rejer)

Rating: 5 stars 11
You can't have a Danish holiday meal without endless platters of dilled shrimp. Served on a red serving platter, it makes the perfect Christmas dish that will have your guests heaping up pyramids of shrimp on their plates. No Scandinavian buffet would be complete without it!

Crunchy Fried Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 146
Delicious fried shrimp coated with panko bread crumbs for extra crunch.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)
Rating: 4.5 stars 71

You will find this dish on every Spanish restaurant menu — for good reason!