36 Easy Shrimp Recipes

Everyone loves shrimp and, whatever way you like to cook them, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s grilled, baked, fried, Instant Pot or Air Fried, you’re bound to find something you like. These 36 delicious and easy shrimp recipes from some of my blogger friends are quick and easy dinners that are bound to become new family favorites.

36 recipes for shrimp showing shrimp roll shrimp skewers rattlesnake pasta and fried.

National Shrimp Day is Saturday and what better way to celebrate than to round up the most delicious recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers and share them with you. 🙂 And who doesn’t like shrimp? In fact, it accounts for 25% of all seafood purchases in the U.S. Now that’s a whole lotta shrimp! I fall into that “love it” category and could eat it every day. I think my favorite is Summer Shrimp Primavera but the recipes below will definitely give this one a run for its money.

Rattlesnake Pasta in white bowl with ingredients in background

The easy shrimp recipes below showcase 9 different and scrumptious ways you can cook this healthy shellfish. They run the gamut from grilled to fried, instant pot to air fryer, sauteed to steamed, slow cooker to baked and, last but not least, blackened. And, with warmer weather on the way, easy dinners are a must. Plus, since we all want to look our best in those shorts and swimsuits  this summer, getting a healthy dinner on the table is just as important. Good thing that shrimp are not only delicious but healthy too!

Healthy facts about shrimp

  • Each shrimp has only 7 calories!
  • Shrimp is a great source of protein, with 26 grams in a 4-oz serving
  • This crustacean is also high in omega 3’s, selenium and Vitamin B12
  • Eating this delectable shellfish can help protect against heart failure and cardiovascular disease due to its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, help combat depression and increase cognitive functions.
  • Shrimp has an unusual ratio of Omega-3s to omega-6s which has been shown to help decrease high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes.
  • The plural of shrimp can be shrimp or shrimps

Pretty good for such a little crustacean! These easy shrimp recipes are so good that I know they will become some of your new favorites. Enjoy!

This post has been updated with new recipes and photos. It was first published on May 10, 2013.



36 Easy Shrimp Recipes


  • Reply
    05/07/2020 at 4:53 pm

    These all look fabulous! I’ll never get tired of shrimp with all these recipes. There are so many to try!

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    kristy Still
    05/07/2020 at 11:11 am

    I have so many on my list to try. Thanks so much for the feature too! Those shrimp tacos sound great for summer!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/07/2020 at 12:07 pm

      You’re very welcome. I hardly know where to start but all I know is your Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas are at the top of my list to try.

  • Reply
    05/06/2020 at 12:17 pm

    So many delicious recipes here! I am going to try the shrimp with mango first. Delicious!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/06/2020 at 2:03 pm

      Sounds delicious! I’m coming to your house for dinner! lol

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    05/06/2020 at 10:51 am

    OMG- I don’t even know where to start, these all look so lovely. But the blackened shrimp with avocado sauce has got my attention for Mother’s Day (because yes, I make my own dinner, LOL)! Pinning for later!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/06/2020 at 2:05 pm

      Blackened anything is always tops in my book. And someone should make you dinner! But in any case, have a fantastic Mother’s Day!

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    Tamara Andersen
    05/06/2020 at 9:34 am

    I live less than 60 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and we have the best wild-caught shrimp! I’m excited to have so many new options for preparing it! Thanks for including my Mexican shrimp boil… Sharing!

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      Linda Warren
      05/06/2020 at 2:09 pm

      We just moved from the east coast of South Florida where we were only 4 miles from the ocean and fresh shrimp was one of my favorites too! Can’t wait to try every one of these too! I’m jealous of your easy access to those Gulf shrimp. lol Have a few for me!

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