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Quick and Healthy Shrimp Recipes You Should Try

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Takeaway:

Quick, handy, and consistently succulent, shrimp is one of our favorite ingredients to cook with. If we had all the time in the world, we’d try all the recipes above and more. These shrimp recipes really showcase how wonderful everyone’s tiny pinkish crustacean can be.

Looking to spice up your shrimp Fridays but running low on ideas for a shrimp recipe that’s short on prep time and big on flavor? Your search ends here! These shrimp recipes include Caribbean, Italian, and Asian flavors, so you never run out of ideas.

A seafood diet can provide a lot of health benefits. For example, it’s rich in vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. It also provides cardiovascular protection from omega-3 fatty acids and contains a high amount of protein for muscle development and recovery. In addition, seafood is low in calories which means you will not gain weight easily while eating this type of food!

In order to reap the benefits of a seafood diet, it is important to eat at least two servings per month. And don’t worry about mercury content as this will not be an issue because you’re eating so little fish! We hope that you enjoy reading this article and feel inspired to include more seafood into your meals.

Easy Shrimp Recipes To Try At Home

 

Skewered Ginger Shrimp with Plums

Rich, simple, and fantastic, these shrimp skewers carry loads of flavor with just four ingredients. Toss them on the grill for a tasty dinner or palatable potluck meal. Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

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shrimp skewers

Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

This healthy popcorn shrimp taco recipe blends traditional flavors in a new light! If you’re looking to cut your low-carb intake, use lettuce instead of tortillas. You’ll thank us later! Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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popcorn shrimp tacos

Sesame Cilantro Shrimp

When you don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen, you need a quick recipe to whip up in less than 20 mins. Well, what if we told you you could have a hot meal on the table in 10 minutes? Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

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cilantro shrimp

Easy Seafood Salad

This light seafood salad recipe was inspired by a Bahamian dish that features a conch. We replaced crab with shrimp and turned out even better (okay, they were equally good). Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

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citrus seafood salad

Easy Jambalaya

Any jambalaya fans out there? When done with love, jambalaya hits the spot every time! By the time you’re done with this recipe, it will be quickly gobbled up, so make sure you make a lot. When friends ask you for the recipe, they won’t believe how easy it is! Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

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Sheet-Pan Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Bake

Looking to make a seafood dinner for a crowd? This recipe is your best bet because it tastes fantastic and it takes minimal effort to make. Feel free to use asparagus, Broccolini, or anything you’ve got in your pantry. Get creative with this one! Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles

This tangy shrimp recipe is a great way to trim your carb intake without surrendering flavor. Enough to serve for these tequila lime shrimp zoodles is delicious and guaranteed to satisfy the hungry family. Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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tequila lime shrimp

Light & Lemony Scampi

This light and lemony shrimp scampi is an excellent meal if you’re looking to trim some calories. For those who like this a bit cheesy, pass around the Parmesan. Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min

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Shrimp Cobb Salad

Any cobb salad fans out there? If you’re like us, you don’t play with your cobb salad. This shrimp cobb salad is healthy as it is light. You can either use a grill pan or simply saute, too. Feel free to toss any greens you fancy. Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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shrimp Cobb salad

Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

If you like fried rice, you’re going to love this recipe. The pineapple shrimp fried rice from Bonnie Brien features some tweaks from similar recipes to develop a version that’s both easy to throw together and delicious. Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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Coconut Chicken and Shrimp

Looking for a fun, easy weeknight dinner to whip up? Try this coconut chicken and shrimp recipe; you won’t be disappointed. We know this guide is mainly shrimp recipes, so feel free to take out the chicken if you want. Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

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Shrimp Fried Rice

This tasty shrimp fried rice is loaded with pigment and flavor that makes it disappear fast. Your family won’t get enough of it. The bacon adds some crispness and a dash of heartiness. Consider this easy recipe whenever you want to try something different. Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

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Cajun Boil on the Grill

For those looking to feed a crowd, these everything-in-one seafood packets are your best bet since the recipe can be expanded to feed a crowd. Once you’re done, open carefully; the foil tends to steam up inside. Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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Asparagus ‘n’ Shrimp with Angel Hair

We all know that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, so if you’re planning a romantic dinner, this shrimp asparagus pasta recipe is guaranteed to satisfy. I won’t cost you a dime, and it can feed two hungry souls. Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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Takeaway

Quick, handy, and consistently succulent, shrimp is one of our favorite ingredients to cook with. If we had all the time in the world, we’d try all the recipes above and more. These shrimp recipes really showcase how wonderful everyone’s tiny pinkish crustacean can be.

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