13 Delicious Shrimp Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Summer Long
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Summertime cooking is all about fresh and flavorful food that isn’t too difficult to make. We love shrimp in the summertime — it cooks up in just a matter of minutes and pairs perfectly with a number of other ingredients — so we decided to make it the star of this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).
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We asked The Daily Meal Culinary Content Network members to share their best summertime shrimp recipes, and the results were overwhelming (in a good way). We received almost 40 submissions, and every single one made us hungry! Here are some of this week’s highlights.
Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Noodle Bowl
Looking for a healthy, easy-to-make shrimp dish that’s sure to impress even the toughest critic? This noodle bowl from Min at MJ and Hungryman is the solution. Loaded with fresh, colorful vegetables and lots of smoky grilled shrimp, we’d have this for dinner any night of the week!
Crispy Chipotle Shrimp and Corn
Nothing says summer like fresh, sweet corn on the cob. Abbe (of This is How I Cook) dresses it up by adding smoky chipotle-spiced shrimp and a crunchy, golden panko breadcrumb topping for a dish that has us wishing it was summer all year long.
Margarita Shrimp Taco Tarts
We have two words for you: puff pastry. We love how Cheyanne (of No Spoon Necessary) took a classic technique and made it easy (and extra delicious) when she used puff pastry to make the perfect shell for her margarita shrimp. The pastry bakes up buttery, flaky, and golden brown, making it the best taco shell we can think of — and making Cheyanne this week’s winner!
Getting hungry? Don’t worry; there are more easy-to-make shrimp recipes. Keep reading for 13 shrimp recipes that you’ll want to make all summer long.
Spicy Shrimp and Kale with Creamy Rutabaga
It looks like shrimp and grits (and we promise you it’s just as delicious as shrimp and grits), but this creamy dish is made with rutabaga. Can’t find rutabaga during the summer? Try sweet or white potatoes instead. Whatever you choose, this shrimp dish is the one of the tastiest ways to eat your vegetables this summer. Click here for the recipe.
Perfectly portable and great for outdoor entertaining, shrimp tacos are a summertime staple — and these ones pack some major flavor, thanks to the chile-spiced shrimp, rich avocado creama, and crunchy jicama salsa. Click here for the recipe.
30 Best Shrimp Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes
You really can make simple seafood recipes during the busy work week! We picked 30 of our favorite quick and easy shrimp recipes, all ready in 30 minutes or less. To make the prep even easier, check the grocery store for raw shrimp that are already peeled and deveined. And if you can't find raw, pre-prepped shrimp, don't discount frozen shrimp. They'll cook up tastier than the market's already-cooked shrimp. If you are using frozen, however, don't miss Chef John's quick tricks for frozen shrimp, with smart tips for making frozen shrimp taste as good as fresh shrimp just plucked from the sea.
Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo
This light and spicy Italian dish is a classic, made with shrimp, pasta, and red pepper for kick. Add additional pepper if you want to up the heat and serve it with a green salad, some crusty bread, and a nice white wine to round out your meal.
Ali Slagle’s ginger-lime chicken, one of our most popular recipes, was one of the better things to come out of 2020. It’s so simple it’s almost silly: Stir together ⅓ cup mayonnaise, lime zest, ginger, salt and pepper, then toss with boneless chicken breasts or thighs. Let marinate for up to eight hours, then grill or pan-fry. Double up on the ginger and lime, if that’s your thing.
Grilled corn, but make it Baltimore-style. Emily Fleischaker’s recipe for grilled corn with Old Bay — a seasoning blend of celery salt, black pepper, crushed red-pepper flakes and paprika — is a revelation. As per the photo, don’t be stingy with the butter.
70 Best Shrimp Recipes to Try for Your Next Family Meal
If you're looking to get a little more creative with how you prepare seafood, these delicious, easy shrimp recipes are just what you need to seriously upgrade your weeknight family meals. Like many people living in a landlocked state, Ree Drummond admits her crew doesn't really love fish. But shrimp? "We&rsquoll eat shrimp to beat the band&hellipespecially if it&rsquos served with a steak," she says. (The best combo!) Don't worry about grabbing a bag of frozen shrimp at the grocery store to whip up easy 30-minute meals, though&mdashit'll work just as well as a fresh bunch.
There are tons of dishes included in this list that even picky eaters will love, including lots of hearty pasta recipes. You won't want to skip over some of the cozy Italian dinner ideas like creamy shrimp Florentine or tomato and shrimp risotto. Plus, a lot of these dishes will work as an easy appetizer to serve at your next gathering. Ree's Shrimp and Veggie Quesadillas and Bacon-Shrimp Skewers are total crowd-pleasers. After all, who doesn't love shrimp when it's wrapped in bacon? So many of these dishes will become go-to comfort food recipes! You really can't go wrong with these best shrimp recipes for lunches, dinners, and starters.
15 Easy Shrimp Recipes
Skip the boring chicken dinners and try some of these shrimp recipes instead. Shrimp is incredibly versatile and they cook very quickly, making these perfect for those busy weeknights!
1. Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry – The easiest stir fry you will ever make in just 20 min. 287.3 calories. [GET THE RECIPE.]
2. Easy Thai Shrimp Soup – Skip the take-out and try making this at home – it’s unbelievably easy and 10000x tastier and healthier. [GET THE RECIPE.]
3. Garlic Butter Shrimp – An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness. [GET THE RECIPE.]
4. Shrimp Fried Rice – Quick, easy and half the calories of take-out. [GET THE RECIPE.]
5. Honey Walnut Shrimp – Budget-friendly crispy battered shrimp tossed in a creamy, sweet mayonnaise mixture, topped with caramelized walnuts. [GET THE RECIPE.]
6. Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta – So flavorful, so spicy and so easy to put together. [GET THE RECIPE.]
7. Coconut Shrimp – Amazing crisp and crunchy. After all, nothing beats the homemade version. [GET THE RECIPE.]
8. Shrimp Dumplings – Homemade dumplings are easier to make than you think, and you can completely customize your fillings. [GET THE RECIPE.]
9. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kabobs – The easiest, most flavorful way to prepare shrimp – so perfect for grilling or roasting. [GET THE RECIPE.]
10. One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp – A super easy one pot meal that the whole family will love – even the orzo gets cooked right in the pot. [GET THE RECIPE.]
11. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp – The easiest roasted shrimp cocktail ever made with just 5 min prep. Yes, it’s just that easy. [GET THE RECIPE.]
12. Shrimp Cobb Salad – A light, filling salad loaded with roasted shrimp, bacon bits, and avocado in a tangy, refreshing vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]
13. Shrimp and Corn Chowder – A creamy chowder that’s incredibly smoky, sweet and packed with tons of flavor. [GET THE RECIPE.]
14. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta – The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all. [GET THE RECIPE.]
15. Shrimp Scampi Dip – One of the best dips I’ve ever had, baked to absolute creamy, cheesy perfection. [GET THE RECIPE.]
25 No-Mess Shrimp Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Seafood Night
It's like a weeknight shrimp boil that's easy to clean up!
Who doesn't love a good low country shrimp boil? Tender shrimp tossed in plenty of seasoning, perfectly steamed along with hearty veggies like potatoes and corn&mdashit's almost as fun to eat as it is delicious. Unfortunately, it's also a hassle to make, especially if you're not feeding a real crowd.
But that's what make shrimp foil packets, so genius! They're so fast (and so easy to clean up) that you can have a personal-sized shrimp boil any night of the week. (Here are more quick easy dinner ideas for when you're strapped for time).
Here, we've collected more than two dozen of our favorite shrimp foil packet recipes. These dinners are loaded with fresh vegetables, mouthwatering sauces, and plenty of shrimp &mdash although there are also generous helpings of Cajun sausage, salmon, and even lobster. These foil packet recipes are about to become a low-lift fallback in your weeknight healthy dinner recipe rotation.
Got kids and adults with different tastes? One of the great things about cooking individual foil packets is that each one can be adjusted to personal preferences, whether that's no lemon, please, or extra spicy, thank you. And because everything is cooked and served in foil, there are hardly any dirty dishes. These are perfect for taking outdoors and eating on the back porch, or sitting around a backyard bonfire. When you're done, just ball up the foil and toss. Now that's a winner, winner shrimp dinner!
30+ Easy Shrimp Recipes That Are Perfect for Weeknight Dinners
You'd be hard-pressed to find a seafood as delicious, versatile, and affordable as shrimp. Whether you're tossing angel hair pasta in a shrimp and garlic sauce or making shrimp tacos for the perfect summer dinner, shrimp are a lean, delicious protein that can be incorporated in any meal. The best shrimp recipes, however, are the ones that you're going to make consistently. For some, this might mean getting creative with how they cook shrimp and staying away from the more traditional shrimp recipes. For others, this might mean staying as simple as humanly possible via sheet pan dinners, or sticking to simple combinations to please a household of picky eaters.
Even if you're not sure where you stand when it comes to shrimp as a weekly dinner or lunch staple, it's never a bad idea to have a handful of recipes bookmarked for future reference. That way, when you have a guest coming over who loves, say, shrimp scampi, or you simply want to try something new for a random weekday dinner, you have options at the ready. And the next time you see fresh shrimp at a local seafood shop or find a great deal on frozen shrimp in bulk, you'll already have an arsenal of recipes at your disposal.
30 Cool Cucumber Recipes You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
Cool, crisp, and crunchy, cucumbers are a light and delicious vegetable. And while they're available year-round, they peak during the warmer months, positioning them as ideal ingredients for refreshing cocktails, soups, salads, and even desserts. Ahead, we're showing you how to cool off this summer with some of our favorite cucumber recipes. They're more revitalizing than you'd imagine!
First, it's important to distinguish the different types of cucumbers available to you, as certain dishes require a specific variety. The common cucumber, or pole cucumber, is about eight inches long and often comes coated in wax&mdashbe sure to peel or scrub them prior to use&mdashwhile the English variety can be twice that size. English cucumbers are grown in greenhouses, which is why they're also called hothouse cucumbers they're virtually seedless and are usually sold wrapped in plastic to protect their thin skin. If you're looking to make your own pickles, we recommend Kirby cucumbers, which make snappy pickles but are also great when enjoyed fresh. Choose cucumbers that feel heavy for their size and have dark green skin free of the soft spots that indicate spoilage. Once you buy your cucumbers, you can refrigerate them, loosely wrapped in plastic, for up to five days.
Looking for something that will help you cool off after a long day by the pool? Make our Cucumber Cooler, which features fresh mint leaves, lime, club soda, and agave nectar for a sweet and light beverage. Pair the drink with an appetizer that's sure to delight&mdashour Cucumber-Feta Toasts are simply delicious. Toasted bread is adorned with feta and sliced cucumbers for an easy and quick recipe. Another starter that uses the vegetable is Cucumber Buttermilk Soup. It only takes 10 minutes of prep and is chilled to a cool temperature.
As for dinner, you can't go wrong with our Scallop, Orange, and Cucumber Kebabs, which serves as a bright, flavorful main. Even better, they only take 20 minutes to make. Juicy oranges and crunchy cucumbers taste wonderful when paired with briny scallops. Ahead, we're sharing more enticing recipes that will help you to cool off during those hot summer days.
Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
With the cold weather upon us, it’s all about staying in with your sweatpants and cooking up some major comfort food. Although I should mention it’s pushing 80 degrees F out here in Southern California and I’m still walking around in shorts and flip flops.
Still, that’s not stopping me from indulging in the ultimate kind of comfort food and throwing a shrimp and pasta party with Eat Shrimp and Calphalon. And with the help of Calphalon’s Contemporary Nonstick 3.5 qt. Pour and Strain Sauce Pan and Stainless Steel Utensils Silicone Tipped Tongs, this dish will come together in just 20 minutes from start to finish.
All you have to do is boil up some pasta and saute your shrimp in a pool of garlic-butter-herb goodness. Once that’s ready, just toss in your pasta and some fresh greens. That’s it. It’s easy, quick, and comforting in any kind of weather!
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