Shrimp Recipes, Tips & Videos

Shrimp Recipes, Tips & Videos

Shrimp is a wonderful fish to cook with as it can be served in a light or a heavy sauce; as an appetizer or a main course. Check out all of the great shrimp recipes we have at Recipe4living.


Shrimp Appetizer Recipes

Grilled Prosciutto and Basil-Wrapped Shrimp

This colorful dish can be made as an appetizer or a full meal - either way it's delicious.


24 fresh basil leaves

12 thin slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise

24 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, or large sea scallops

24 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling

Garlic Dipping Sauce:

1/3 C. red wine vinegar

2 Tbs. Dijon mustard

1 large clove garlic, chopped

1 C. olive oil


Place 1 basil leaf at the short end of a slice of prosciutto and a shrimp on top of the basil. Roll the shrimp in the prosciutto, then thread lengthwise onto a skewer. Repeat with the remaining basil, prosciutto, and shrimp. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.

To make the sauce, combine the vinegar, mustard and garlic in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Process until combined. 10-15 minutes before you are ready to grill, spoon about 1/3 of the sauce over the shrimp skewers to marinate. Transfer the rest of the dipping sauce to a small bowl. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Grill the shrimp, turning often, until opaque, about 6 minutes. Arrange the cooked skewers on a platter and serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

Yield: 8 servings

From: "The BBQ Queens Big Book of Barbecue" by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig

More Shrimp Appetizer Recipes

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Shrimp Roll-ups

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Shrimp Salad Recipes

Crab And Shrimp Salad With Mango

There's not much I can say about this salad other than that it is very delicious! Can be served alongside pasta salad and fruit salad, or a larger serving served with your favorite crackers, as a meal in itself. Treat someone special this great salad.


2 6-oz. pouches crab meat

2 4-oz. cans tiny cooked shrimp

1 mango, diced, some saved for garnish

1 C. mayonnaise

1/2 C. celery, finely diced

1/4 C. sweet onion, finely diced

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. old bay seasoning

salt and pepper if needed


Cut slices off the long sides of the mango, about 1/4 inch thick and used a small heart shaped cutter, for garnishes. Then dice up the rest. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. To serve, place salad on lettuce leaves and garnish with mango hearts. A half cup serving can be served with other salads, or a 1 cup serving by itself.

Serving Size


Preparation Time

10 minutes

More Shrimp Salad Recipes

Shrimp Louis

Greek Shrimp Pasta Salad

Chutney Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Salads

Shrimp Pasta Dishes

Shrimp in Champagne Sauce with Pasta

This dish takes some effort to prepare, but is the perfect touch for a romantic dinner for your special mate.


1 C. sliced mushrooms

1 Tbs. olive oil

3/4 lb. medium shrimp, shelled

1 1/2 C. champagne

1/2 Tbs. garlic pepper seasoning

2 Tbs. minced shallots or scallions

1 large tomato, diced

1 C. heavy cream

1/2 lb. dried thin spaghetti

3 Tbs. chopped parsley

Grated Parmesan cheese


Sauté mushrooms in medium saucepan in hot olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook just long enough to release mushroom juices and let them evaporate. Remove mushrooms and set aside. In same saucepan, combine shrimp, champagne and garlic pepper seasoning. Over high heat, heat to simmer. When liquid just boils, shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from cooking liquid with a slotted spoon immediately. Set shrimp aside.

Add chopped shallots and tomatoes to cooking liquid. Boil over high heat until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 C., approximately 8 minutes. When liquid is reduced, add 3/4 C. heavy cream and boil 1-2 minutes, until slightly thickened and reduced. Add shrimp and mushrooms to sauce; heat through. Taste and add more seasoning if needed. Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain thoroughly and return to cooking pot. Toss with remaining 1/4 C. cream and parsley. To serve, divide pasta between two plates. Spoon shrimp and sauce over pasta. Garnish with Parmesan to taste.

Editor's Note: Although the recipe says to divide between two plates, the R4L editors found that the recipe made a ton of food. It will more likely feed 4-6 servings, especially with other courses.

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Shrimp Main Dishes

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

This is a nice shrimp dish because the sauce isn't very heavy at all. A lot of lime juice, olive oil and garlic simply flavor these shrimp.


1/4 C. olive oil

1/4 C. lime or lemon juice

3 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley

1 Tbs. minced garlic

Ground black pepper to taste

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

1 1/2 lb. raw, cleaned, shelled shrimp


In a plastic or glass bowl, combine the olive oil, lime or lemon juice, parsley, garlic, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Stir in the shrimp and marinate for 20-30 minutes. Preheat grill. Remove shrimp from the marinade, and thread onto skewers. Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until done.

Serving Size


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