Main Dish Shrimp Recipes

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Basil Shrimp

Rating: 4.6 stars
754
This was given to me by my friend, Elaine. It is one of the most delicious shrimp recipes for the BBQ I have ever had, and it is so easy. My son would eat the whole recipe if I didn't watch him.

Garlic Shrimp Linguine

Rating: 4.27 stars
714
A dazzlingly simple and delicious recipe. This is an elegant dish to serve drop-in dinner guests.

Across the Border Tequila Shrimp

Rating: 4.37 stars
66
I used to visit my friend Teresa in Brownsville, TX. We would cross the border to this open air vendor/food stand to eat this. The cook did not or could not hide her ingredients, so we know what was put in this dish. You can serve this with rice, beans, or make it into wraps. The ingredients are very forgiving, so feel free to increase or decrease the amount stated.

Authentic and Easy Shrimp Curry

Rating: 4.69 stars
94
This is a home-style South Indian shrimp curry recipe from my husband's family. It is simple and quick to make. It contains no coconut so is not sweet, just mostly juicy and as hot as you like it. Serve with basmati rice or an Indian flatbread.
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Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp

Rating: 4.65 stars
263
My dad gave me this recipe, and every time I make it I have people begging me for the recipe.

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Sausage Bake

Rating: 4.79 stars
123
Easy shrimp and sausage bake, delicious, healthier, and gluten free, all on one big sheet pan in the oven!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 4.6 stars
838
So fast and easy to prepare, these shrimp are destined to be the hit of any barbeque. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the broiler, too.

Easy Paella

Rating: 4.59 stars
419
An easy to make paella using chorizo, chicken, and shrimp.

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

Rating: 4.88 stars
802
Great recipe for shrimp and grits.

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Rating: 4.59 stars
822
Well-rounded seafood and pasta dish. Good with any pasta; angel hair is less filling.

Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 4.79 stars
391
Famous in the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. This boil is done best on an outdoor cooker. It has sausage, shrimp, crab, potatoes and corn for an all-in-one pot all-you-can-eat buffet!

Sweet and Spicy Jerk Shrimp

Rating: 4.94 stars
9
Get a taste of island life with Jamaican jerk-seasoned shrimp, juicy pineapple, roasted veggies, and spicy jalapenos. Serve over salad greens or, for a heartier meal, with cooked brown rice.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

"I've made this recipe several times for friends and family, and each time, I receive nothing but resounding praise about how good it is!" – harrisonphillips

Shrimp and White Bean Salad

"Very good simple salad. Do let the dressing meld with the shrimp mix for several hours. My daughter really liked it." – Melissa Goff

Garlic-Parmesan Shrimp

Rating: 4.38 stars
3

Delicious crispy shrimp coated in a bread crumb-Parmesan mixture. My family can't get enough of it! I would suggest doubling the recipe if you have very large eaters because this is addictive! Serve with pasta and salad.