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.

Easy Paella

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

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

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

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

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

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.

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!

Date Night Shrimp Francese over Angel Hair Pasta

This elegant dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes, and is a fabulous dinner to serve for date night at home, or for a dinner party, and even if you're doing dinner solo it's still an awesome meal to enjoy - just adjust the ingredient quantities.

Simple Garlic Shrimp

Rating: 4.81 stars
1065
If you like shrimp and LOVE garlic, I hope you give this fast and delicious recipe a try soon. Enjoy!
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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

Pinakbet

Rating: 4.38 stars
16

This is a vegetable dish from the Philippines that can be served as an everyday dish or when you have company. Since it also contains pork and prawns, you can eat it as a one-pot meal.