If we had to choose one single kind of food to eat for the rest of our days with the knowledge that we’d never get sick of it, we’d absolutely choose shrimp, without hesitation! Between the amazing flavour and the diverse number of things you can make with it, shrimp has just always been one of our very favourite things to eat and cook with. That’s why we stay on the lookout for new kinds of scrumptious and unique shrimp recipes that we’ve never tried before!
Do you love shrimp just as much as we do, if not more, and feel like you might also be interested in trying a few new shrimp recipes out for the first time? Check out these 15 delicious ideas, recipes, and tutorials that we came across in our search.
1. Garlic butter shrimp scampi
If you had to pick your very favourite kind of shrimp recipe, would you absolutely say that you love lightly flavoured and frilled shrimp best, because it has great texture and the natural flavour of the shrimp still jumps out well, despite the added taste? In that case, particularly if you’re a garlic fan, we think Cafe Delites has just the kind of recipe you’re looking for right off the bat! Check out their tutorial to see how this garlic butter shrimp scampi was made!
2. Honey garlic shrimp
Have we really got your attention with all this talk of garlic and shrimp in one place, since that is a combination you love, but you’re still feeling very open to adding other flavours too? Well, if you’re the kind of person who enjoys a little sweet in your savoury then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Munchkin Time made these delicious honey garlic shrimp in just a few simple steps!
3. Easy Mediterranean shrimp
Have your very favourite flavours actually always been those that have a bit bit of spice and kick to them? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with this next recipe from The Mediterranean Dish! Take a better look at their page to learn how these easy Mediterranean shrimp were made.
4. Cajun garlic butter shrimp
Are you caught somewhere between the idea of making your shrimp with garlic flavours and the idea of making shrimp that have a bit more of a kick to them, but you’re having trouble choosing between the two? Well, who ever said that you have to choose? Instead, take a look at how The Recipe Critic made this fragrant and flavourful Cajun garlic butter shrimp.
5. DIY Thai coconut curry with shrimp and instant noodles
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make some deliciously flavoured shrimp, would you much rather create an entire dish in the process, rather than just one part of a meal? Well, particularly if we had you feeling intrigued by the idea of spicier recipes, then we think this delicious idea featured step by step on Serious Eats might be right up your alley! Their recipe teaches you how to make Thai coconut curry with shrimp and instant noodles.
6. Crunchy coconut shrimp
Have we really caught your attention with the mention of coconut and shrimp in one place but you’ve never really been one for spicy recipes because your tastebuds just don’t handle it well? Then maybe you’d prefer this much milder dish that still lets you put the two together in one delicious place! Cafe Delites teaches you how to make satisfying crunchy coconut shrimp.
7. Cajun shrimp and rice skillet
Did we really catch your attention with this idea of learning how to make an entire meal rather than just a shrimp side dish, but you’re also still thinking about how much you love the sounds of making something with a little bit of spice? Then we’d be willing to bet that something like this Cajun shrimp and rice skillet meal from Creme de la Crumb will be a little more your speed.
8. Pesto shrimp
Are you still thinking about how good shrimp tastes with things that are garlic based but you’re looking to make it happen with something a little more unique than just garlic butter? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Dinner Then Dessert prepared this simple shrimp dish using mouthwatering pesto! We love their idea of topping it with parmesan cheese.
9. Easy shrimp tacos
If we’re going to start talking about entire meal ideas made with shrimp then we simply have to tell you about one of our very favourite dinners in the whole world: shrimp tacos! This recipe from The Recipe Critic in particular is actually one of the best we’ve come across (and that’s really saying something, since we’ve tried what feels like nearly every shrimp taco in the world).
10. Carbonara shrimp Alfredo with bacon
Although you’ll happily eat shrimp in essentially any form, have you always thought it tasted the best when it’s served in something rich and creamy? Then we’re convince that this incredibly delicious carbonara shrimp Alfredo with bacon recipe from Cafe Delites might be right up your alley!
11. Smoked buttery jumbo shrimp
If you’re going to put some time and effort into making a delicious shrimp dish, would you rather make it something that involves big, delectable; jumbo shrimp? Well, those are actually our very favourite kind, so we can’t say we blame you! Check out this mouthwatering smoked buttery jumbo shrimp recipe featured step by step on Learning to Smoke.
12. Mexican shrimp burrito bowl
Did we almost catch and keep your attention when we started talking about the idea of making shrimp tacos because you love Mexican flavours, but you’re also quite taken with how trendy “bowls” have been lately? Well, lucky for all of us, there are plenty of ways to make bowls full of the Mexican and seafood flavours you love so much! This Mexican shrimp burrito bowl recipe from Cooking Made Healthy is the perfect example of what we mean.
13. Lobster, crab, and shrimp baked macaroni and cheese
Is your favourite way to enjoy shrimp actually in combination with other kinds of seafood, particularly your other favourite shellfishes? Then we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at the way Cooking With Carolyn made this lobster, crab, and shrimp baked macaroni and cheese that’s so decadent it practically tastes gourmet!
14. Shrimp and chorizo paella
Just in case we almost had you feeling convinced by the rice dish we showed you earlier but you can’t help wishing it was even spicier than what you saw there, here’s another alternative for your consideration! Take a closer look at the recipe and tutorial featured on Fox and Briar to learn more about how this flavour packed shrimp and chorizo paella was made.
15. Bacon wrapped shrimp
Has your favourite detail that we’ve very briefly mentioned so far actually been the idea of a dish that involves both bacon and shrimp in one place, but you’d prefer it to be the main point of the meal and not just a small detail in the flavour combination? Then we definitely think you need to see this scrumptious recipe from Jessica Gavin that outlines the steps for bacon wrapped shrimp!
Do you have another very favourite shrimp recipe that you adore making and that your family loves eating but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it in the comments section or link us to the recipe so we can try it out as well!