Shrimp Appetizer Recipes

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Avocado Shrimp Ceviche-Estillo Sarita

Rating: 4.59 stars
197
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: 4.59 stars
245
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.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: 4.72 stars
330
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!
By Anonymous

Very Easy Shrimp Dip

Rating: 4.54 stars
56
A very quick and easy (and tasty!) shrimp dip. Serve with a nice assortment of crackers.

Shrimp Cakes

Rating: 4.24 stars
50
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: 4.76 stars
2501
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: 4.67 stars
267
This is the BEST...you can adjust the intensity of the buffalo sauce to your liking. We like it HOT!!

Phyllo Turnovers with Shrimp and Ricotta Filling

Rating: 4.32 stars
77
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: 4.64 stars
520
These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.
By Anonymous
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Dilled Shrimp (Rejer)

Rating: 4.8 stars
6
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!

Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones estilo Mexicano)

Rating: 4.88 stars
148
I prepare this refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days. Being a Mexican family, we always add Mexican hot sauce (such as Valentina® or Tapatio®) and serve with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and tomato juice cocktail so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge. Top with additional hot sauce and avocado slices if desired. Enjoy!

Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Rating: 4.82 stars
1246
This makes the best shrimp! Remove from skewers and serve on a bed of pasta with sauce for a great meal.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

"Fabulous! I hosted a dinner party where we assembled these together as an ice breaker activity. It was a hit!" – Alison D.

Drunken Shrimp

"Served these at a wine-tasting party. Everyone raved about this appetizer!" – Betty

The Best Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.36 stars
90

If you're a stuffed mushroom connoisseur, this is a must try! These practically melt in your mouth and are always a hit when I've served them to family and friends. The filling can also be used to stuff chicken breasts or fish.