7 Simple Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

Shrimp is the secret to easy kitchen inspiration. It works well in just about any cuisine. Send your taste buds singing tonight with these best of the best shrimp recipes.

By: Anna Decker / 11/23/2018

1. Herb Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

This one-pan dish is bursting with bright, complex flavors from cherry tomatoes and fresh oregano. The ingredients cook together in the oven until the edges caramelize and the goat cheese softens on top. All you’ll need is a simple side of orzo to soak up the addictive tomato sauce. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

2. Lemongrass Shrimp & Pineapple with Snow Peas and Satay Sauce

Satay sauce is a staple in Thai cooking, in which Lemongrass, garlic, and ginger serve as the holy trinity of aromatics. The sauce’s creamy nuttiness perfectly compliments sweet pineapple and tender shrimp, which only need a few minutes on high heat to reach perfect doneness. Fluffy jasmine rice, as always, soaks up all that delicious sauce. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

3. Lime-Marinated Shrimp Tostadas with Tomato & Radish Salad

Who doesn't love a crispy tostada?! Shrimp is quickly poached and then marinated in a bright lime dressing while the tortillas are crisping up in the oven. Creamy avocado gets spread on the tostada before it's topped with the ceviche to bring it to an extra decadent level. A refreshing radish and cherry tomato salad is served alongside to make this a perfect summer meal. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

4. Moroccan Spiced Shrimp with Herbed Bulgur Salad

One of our favorite stove-top preparations for shrimp is cooking in a really hot cast iron skillet. Here, shrimp goes from raw to cooked in just 3 minutes! Remove from the pan with the cooked shrimp from the heat, stir in butter and harissa spice, and pan sauce practically makes itself. We serve this buttery, spicy shrimp with a toothsome bulgur and spinach salad. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

5. Lemony Paprika Shrimp with Grits and Wilted Spinach

Shrimp and grits is a traditional Southern breakfast dish originating from the "lowcountry" of coastal South Carolina. We've given it a slight Spanish twist with a hearty pinch of smoked paprika, and a healthy component with the addition of spinach. Feel free to wait until dinnertime to make this (serve it with a frosty IPA), or take a cue from our Southern neighbors and it in the morning. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

6. Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi with Tomato Salsa and Rice Pilaf

One bite of this meal and you'll be transported to a Greek island. Simple, light, and flavorful, this dish is Mediterranean cooking at its finest. Za'atar spice blend coats the shrimp before it gets broiled and then served atop a bed of fluffy rice pilaf. A zingy tomato salsa with lemon zest, juice, and garlic tops it all off. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

7. Kung Pao Shrimp Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles

Kung Pao is a well-recognized and much-loved Chinese takeout classic. And, while we can never replace your go-to Chinese restaurant, we can bring the distinct flavors of a takeout favorite to your home-cooking repertoire. We use shrimp which, aside from being tasty, also helps cut down on cook time. Once everything is prepped, the dish comes together really quickly on the stove, so be ready! Cook, relax, and enjoy!

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