Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp Recipes

Whether you barbecue, boil, broil or bake it, there’s no denying the versatility of shrimp. Their accommodating size and mild flavor work great with a wide range of cuisines, spices and accompaniments. Whether you need an impressive appetizer, quick and easy weeknight meal or elegant date night dinner, we’ve got the shrimp recipes you’re looking for right here.

Is Shrimp Healthy?

They might be tiny, but they sure are mighty. Though small in size, shrimp pack an impressive nutrition profile. They’re low in calories and high in protein and healthy fats, as well as rich in selenium, iodine and magnesium. They even have antioxidants (such as astaxanthin) and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.

Ready to add more of this salubrious seafood to your diet?

Shrimp Dinner Ideas

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just learning how to cook shrimp, you’ll find there’s no shortage of delicious and easy shrimp recipes out there. To prevent you from having to wade through an ocean of options, we’ve selected a few of our favorites to get you started with this dinner all-star. Check out our curated list of shrimp dishes below!

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Shrimp and plant-based sausages are mixed together with cooked corn and potatoes to create this all-in-one dish.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages Kroger Brand Sweet Corn Cobs
  • 1 lb. gold potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 plant-based sausages, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. OLD BAY® Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 lemons, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven or grill to 400°F.
  2. Cut corn into thirds, cut each third in half lengthwise.
  3. Boil corn and potatoes 10 minutes. Drain.
  4. In large bowl, combine corn, potatoes, shrimp, plant-based sausages and vegetables.
  5. In separate bowl, combine butter, seasonings and juice of 1 lemon. Pour over shrimp and vegetables. Toss to coat evenly.
  6. Divide mixture between 4 heavy-duty foil sheets. Tightly seal foil packets by folding the sides over the mixture and folding the ends over the seam.
  7. Place packets on cookie sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until corn is tender and shrimp is fully cooked. Alternately, you can place packets on a heated grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve individually or family style on a platter with lemon wedges and chopped parsley.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

This easy shrimp scampi recipe takes a hands-off approach to cooking. The shrimp and scampi sauce cook together in your Instant Pot, so you can go from freezer to table with minimal effort and maximum flavor.

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. (51-60 count) frozen shrimp, peeled, deveined & tails removed, if desired
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 lb. rotini pasta
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Fresh parsley, chopped to serve

Directions:

  1. In Instant Pot, stir together butter, shrimp, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and peas. Place pasta on top of mixture. Pour broth over mixture.
  2. Place lid on pot and turn valve to sealing. Pressure cook on high 3 minutes. Allow to naturally release 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure. Top with Parmesan and parsley.

Brazilian Shrimp Soup

Warm, creamy and full of bold flavor, this shrimp soup is an easy and delicious way to incorporate a different protein into your weeknight dinner rotation.

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. medium peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed and cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 tsp. Simple Truth Organic™ Mushroom Umami Herb Seasoning Rub
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup long grain white rice
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, to serve

Directions:

  1. In Dutch oven over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once hot, add shrimp and seasoning rub. Cook until pink and slightly browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pot. Sauté onion and bell pepper until softened. Stir in garlic and rice. Cook until fragrant.
  3. Add crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, tomatoes and water. Simmer about 10 minutes, until rice is tender.
  4. Stir in coconut milk and shrimp. Continue cooking 5 minutes, until warmed.
  5. Serve with parsley.

Kung Pao Shrimp with Noodles

Simple, fast and full of spicy flavor, this shrimp and noodle stir-fry dish is sure to become a family favorite.

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz. rice noodles, prepared according to package instructions
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lb. (26/30 count) shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha
  • Fresh cilantro, to serve
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts, chopped, to serve

Directions:

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil. Sauté green onions and ginger 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp; continue cooking about 3 minutes, until shrimp turn pink. Transfer to plate.
  2. In same skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil. Sauté bell pepper and broccoli until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and broth. Stir in soy sauce, chili sauce and sriracha. Add to skillet and heat until warmed.
  4. Add rice noodles and shrimp. Toss to combine.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro and peanuts.

Watermelon, Shrimp & Spinach Salad

Garlic, honey, watermelon and yes, shrimp are an amazing combo! This fresh salad has it all.

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. sea salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 lbs. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups watermelon, rind removed and cut into 1/4" thick slices
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Whisk together white balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in ¼ cup olive oil and set aside.
  2. Toss shrimp with garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon ground pepper. Sauté on medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until done.
  3. Divide spinach among 5 serving plates; top with cherry tomatoes, watermelon and red onion. Top evenly with shrimp and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Though these meals are great to share with friends and family, we won’t think you’re “shellfish” for keeping them to yourself. For even more dinner inspiration, check out the bonus shrimp recipes below or swim over to our full collection of seafood recipes.

Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp Recipes

Whether you barbecue, boil, broil or bake it, there’s no denying the versatility of shrimp. Their accommodating size and mild flavor work great with a wide range of cuisines, spices and accompaniments. Whether you need an impressive appetizer, quick and easy weeknight meal or elegant date night dinner, we’ve got the shrimp recipes you’re looking for right here.

Is Shrimp Healthy?

They might be tiny, but they sure are mighty. Though small in size, shrimp pack an impressive nutrition profile. They’re low in calories and high in protein and healthy fats, as well as rich in selenium, iodine and magnesium. They even have antioxidants (such as astaxanthin) and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.

Ready to add more of this salubrious seafood to your diet?

Shrimp Dinner Ideas

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just learning how to cook shrimp, you’ll find there’s no shortage of delicious and easy shrimp recipes out there. To prevent you from having to wade through an ocean of options, we’ve selected a few of our favorites to get you started with this dinner all-star. Check out our curated list of shrimp dishes below!

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Shrimp and plant-based sausages are mixed together with cooked corn and potatoes to create this all-in-one dish.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages Kroger Brand Sweet Corn Cobs
  • 1 lb. gold potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 plant-based sausages, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. OLD BAY® Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 lemons, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven or grill to 400°F.
  2. Cut corn into thirds, cut each third in half lengthwise.
  3. Boil corn and potatoes 10 minutes. Drain.
  4. In large bowl, combine corn, potatoes, shrimp, plant-based sausages and vegetables.
  5. In separate bowl, combine butter, seasonings and juice of 1 lemon. Pour over shrimp and vegetables. Toss to coat evenly.
  6. Divide mixture between 4 heavy-duty foil sheets. Tightly seal foil packets by folding the sides over the mixture and folding the ends over the seam.
  7. Place packets on cookie sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until corn is tender and shrimp is fully cooked. Alternately, you can place packets on a heated grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve individually or family style on a platter with lemon wedges and chopped parsley.

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi

This easy shrimp scampi recipe takes a hands-off approach to cooking. The shrimp and scampi sauce cook together in your Instant Pot, so you can go from freezer to table with minimal effort and maximum flavor.

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. (51-60 count) frozen shrimp, peeled, deveined & tails removed, if desired
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 lb. rotini pasta
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Fresh parsley, chopped to serve

Directions:

  1. In Instant Pot, stir together butter, shrimp, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and peas. Place pasta on top of mixture. Pour broth over mixture.
  2. Place lid on pot and turn valve to sealing. Pressure cook on high 3 minutes. Allow to naturally release 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure. Top with Parmesan and parsley.

Brazilian Shrimp Soup

Warm, creamy and full of bold flavor, this shrimp soup is an easy and delicious way to incorporate a different protein into your weeknight dinner rotation.

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. medium peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed and cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 tsp. Simple Truth Organic™ Mushroom Umami Herb Seasoning Rub
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup long grain white rice
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, to serve

Directions:

  1. In Dutch oven over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once hot, add shrimp and seasoning rub. Cook until pink and slightly browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pot. Sauté onion and bell pepper until softened. Stir in garlic and rice. Cook until fragrant.
  3. Add crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, tomatoes and water. Simmer about 10 minutes, until rice is tender.
  4. Stir in coconut milk and shrimp. Continue cooking 5 minutes, until warmed.
  5. Serve with parsley.

Kung Pao Shrimp with Noodles

Simple, fast and full of spicy flavor, this shrimp and noodle stir-fry dish is sure to become a family favorite.

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz. rice noodles, prepared according to package instructions
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lb. (26/30 count) shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha
  • Fresh cilantro, to serve
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts, chopped, to serve

Directions:

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil. Sauté green onions and ginger 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp; continue cooking about 3 minutes, until shrimp turn pink. Transfer to plate.
  2. In same skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil. Sauté bell pepper and broccoli until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and broth. Stir in soy sauce, chili sauce and sriracha. Add to skillet and heat until warmed.
  4. Add rice noodles and shrimp. Toss to combine.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro and peanuts.

Watermelon, Shrimp & Spinach Salad

Garlic, honey, watermelon and yes, shrimp are an amazing combo! This fresh salad has it all.

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. sea salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 lbs. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups watermelon, rind removed and cut into 1/4" thick slices
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Whisk together white balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in ¼ cup olive oil and set aside.
  2. Toss shrimp with garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon ground pepper. Sauté on medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until done.
  3. Divide spinach among 5 serving plates; top with cherry tomatoes, watermelon and red onion. Top evenly with shrimp and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Though these meals are great to share with friends and family, we won’t think you’re “shellfish” for keeping them to yourself. For even more dinner inspiration, check out the bonus shrimp recipes below or swim over to our full collection of seafood recipes.