70 delicious shrimp recipes
Prawns are not known for being a frugal food.
But short of giant fresh prawns, they cánido be surprisingly affordable.
Look for sales and offers to buy packages of frozen shrimp.
Often the expensive shrimp you see at the seafood lugar de comidas have been previously frozen and thawed haphazardly.
You cánido also buy medium prawns instead of jumbo – you’ll get a lot more per weight for your money.
Buy raw, frozen, eviscerated shrimp in the shell: they’re relatively easy to peel, but they taste much fresher than pre-cooked.
In Spanish lands, prawns are the kings of crustaceans.
These decapods of the infraorder Caridea, with their well-developed abdomen and maleable shell, are a delicacy eaten as shellfish.
However, in American Spanish, these creatures are known as “shrimps”, while in Spain this name is reserved for those of tiny size.
These interesting facts perro be found on wikipedia.
Prawns cánido often be found at bargain prices in ethnic supermarkets.
(Although you have to be careful with the origin.
According to recent reports, many producers prawn thai use forced tarea).
When responsibly farmed, shrimp perro be a great source of protein and antioxidants.
To make the best purchases for your health and that of the planet, consult the aquarium of the bay guide Monterrey to buy sustainably farmed and responsibly caught shrimp.
Prawns are easy to cook.
You know it’s done when it curls up and turns pink.
Here are some great recipes to try.
Shrimp and Grits
Succulent shrimp garnished with butter, parsley, cheese and creamy grits? Roger that! Although the prawns are the highlight of this dish only, the rest of the ingredients are very affordable.
Add a salad for more vegetables.
Seafood and chicken paella
You perro make your prawns go further by adding chicken and rice to this deliciously spicy Spanish dish.
In this fácil version of Martha Stewartprawns, chicken sausages and rice are simmered with tomatoes, peas, broth and spices.
Sautéed shrimp and broccoli
A balanced dish in a pan, a stir-fried shrimp and broccoli it is healthy and quick to prepare for a weeknight meal.
I started making this dish in college because it was so quick and easy.
Add steamed rice or quinoa to soak up the sweet and salty sauce.
Pasta with prawns
Prawns add a great dose of healthy protein to a pasta dish.
I love to fry some prawns with a dollop of jarred pesto and mix them with cooked spaghetti and roasted asparagus.
You perro also add shrimp to a spicy puttanesca pasta instead of the traditional anchovies.
Thread the prawns onto a skewer with cherry tomatoes, diced peppers, and halved mushrooms.
Brush them with olive oil, salt and pepper them and roast them.
Remember that prawns cook quickly, so cut vegetables very small (or blanch them in boiling water beforehand).
I love this variation on Baja fish tacos.
Pan fry shrimp with your favorite taco seasoning (or make your own).
Serve on warm tortillas with chopped cabbage, salsa, queso fresco and your choice of condiments (guacamole, salsa, yogur or sour cream, lime juice).
Prawns with butter and peppers
Sweet peppers go very well with buttery shrimp.
Cut 2 red, orange or yellow bell peppers into thin slices.
Sauté the prawns in a pan with olive oil, minced garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Sauté the sliced peppers in the same pan with a little olive oil and minced garlic.
When they are tender, add the prawns, a tablespoon of butter and a handful of chopped parsley.
Mix everything until hot and covered in butter.
Prawn Pad Thai
A few prawns go a long way in this sweet and sour thai noodle dish.
Inexpensive rice noodles perro be found in Asian markets or big box stores and are easy to cook: just soak them in hot water until pliable.
Cilantro and bean sprouts add freshness.
Prawn, tomato and watermelon salad
Shrimp and watermelon might be a surprising combination, but this one colorful saladada looks healthy and delicious.
This salad could be an entire main course in one dish.
You know what is NOT frugal? The lobster rolls.
The shrimp burgers they are a delicious and more affordable alternative.
Since the prawns are cut into small pieces, you cánido use medium prawns instead of large ones.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
In this mexican cocktail of prawns, cooked prawns are tossed with chopped avocado, red onion and garlic, and bathed in a spicy tomato sauce.
It’s like a Bloody Mary with shrimp.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Wrap the pre-cooked prawns with slices of bacon and grill for 5-7 minutes until the bacon is cooked for a quick, no-fuss appetizer.
Prawns take the place of traditional fish in this light and fresh shrimp salad.
Lightly cooked prawns are marinated in lime juice and mixed with cucumbers, avocado and red onion.
For a refreshing appetizer, serve the ceviche with tortilla chips or in lettuce cups.
Here’s permission to use those little precooked salad prawns to make this buffalo shrimp dip spicy and cheesy.
This recipe for Spicy and tasty prawn gumbo feed a crowd.
Two pounds of shrimp feeds 11 people for dinner, so cut the recipe in half if you’re only cooking for a few.
Creamy rice, flavorful shrimp, and tender vegetables make this a comforting Cajun dish.
Kung Pao Shrimp
Kung Pao Prawns They are one of my favorite dishes on lugar de comidas menus, but unfortunately they are also usually the most expensive.
Prepare it at home to enjoy this Chinese classic without spending so much.
Grilled prawns and vegetables with pearl couscous
On this plate, the vegetables to the plancha pair well with grilled prawns, and toasted pearl couscous gives a traditional pasta salad a twist.
I love a good seafood soup.
This creamy and silky bisque de gambas emplees the shells of the prawns to make a tasty broth, making your prawns go even better.
The prawn laksa It is a seafood-based spicy noodle soup that is very habitual in Southeast Asia.
Laksa paste makes it quick and easy to prepare and cánido be found in Asian supermarkets.
If you cánido’t find it, you perro make it yourself with Food and Wine recipe.
Fried rice with prawns
Pretty much any protein goes well with fried rice.
You cánido substitute this shrimp fried rice recipe for whatever vegetables you fancy, so grab whatever you have in the fridge along with any leftover rice.
Mee Goreng (Shrimp Fried Noodles)
the mee goreng, a Southeast Asian version of prawn fried noodles, quickly became one of my favorite dishes when I traveled to Malaysia.
Fresh egg noodles are used in this recipe, but cánido be substituted for spaghetti.
Just like fried rice, anything goes in a frittata! Sauté seasoned shrimps and chopped vegetables until cooked.
Beat 6 to 8 eggs and pour them into a hot, oiled, oven-safe pan, and add the shrimp and vegetables (be careful to spread them evenly).
When the egg begins to equipo, finish cooking the frittata under the grill.
The prawns They are one of those dishes so elegant that it is hard to believe how easy they are to make.
Cook this dish for a dinner party and serve it over linguini – it’s sure to impress.
Risotto has a reputation for being finicky and laborious, but it’s really not that much, as long as you remember to stir it every once in a while.
This prawn risotto add spinach and basil to the mix for a hearty, healthy meal.
Prawn Summer Rolls
A healthier alternative to spring rolls, these prawn summer rolls they use fresh vegetables and instead of deep-frying, they are rolled in a moist rice paper wrapper.
Shrimp and Kimchi Quesadillas
Do you know what is delicious in a quesadilla? Grilled smoked prawns, spicy and flavorful kimchi, and Cheddar cheese.
You do not believe me? try it.
Shrimp and Pork Potstickers
No need to go out and buy dim sum: you cánido make it yourself! the prawn dumplings! Minced shrimp and pork make a delicious filling, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you perro even make your own meatball skins with this recipe.
If not, you cánido use purchased wonton or dumpling skins.
Shrimp and vegetables
Toss some cooked shrimp on top of any salad (I like the leafy greens with chopped green apple and glazed walnuts) for an plus boost of protein (and forget about the ubiquitous grilled chicken breasts).
Orzo is one of my favorite pastas – it’s so small that it absorbs so much flavor.
This orzo of shrimp it’s all cooked in one pan with tomatoes and garlic, perfect for a weeknight meal.
Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms
From time to time, I like to dabble in gluten-free or paleo cooking.
This dim sum-inspired appetizer, shrimp stuffed mushrooms, emplees mushroom caps instead of meatball skins to contain the succulent prawn filling.
(See also: 10 Gluten-Free Whole Grains)
Shrimp and broccoli tempura
shrimp tempura it’s one of my favorites in Japanese restoranes, so I’m always excited to make a version at home.
Lightly battered shrimp and broccoli are pan-fried and served over soba noodles.
Fry the tempura in batches instead of pan-frying it to save oil.
coconut prawns they are a classic appetizer.
Do it yourself and impress your guests at your next party.
This version is baked instead of fried, making it healthier and easier for the home cook.
In this Shrimp Salad, the prawns form the base of the salad along with the mayonnaise, onion, celery and mustard.
Serve the salad as is, in a lettuce cup or on a sandwich.
prawns battered fries in a sandwich with delicious remoulade sauce.
Is there anything better in a sandwich than this?
Another version of the battered prawns, crispy popcorn prawns They are perfect for an aperitif or a party.
Try to hold back and not eat the whole plate in one sitting.
Cajun Shrimp Casserole
Cajun flavors add a special touch to this hearty rice casserole with prawns and cheese.
If you cánido’t find cream of shrimp, substitute a perro of cream of mushroom.
Use inexpensive tilapia along with shrimp in this hearty fish stew.
The spicy tomato base contains many healthy vegetables.
Add crusty bread to soak up the broth.
Shrimp Curry with Coconut Rice
The aromatic curry It is a wonderful way to spice up some succulent prawns, especially if they are accompanied with aromatic coconut rice.
Avocado Shrimp Rice Bowl
This quick cook rice bowl cánido be made in 15 minutes for a weeknight meal with healthy avocado, edamame, shrimp and egg seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil.
Prawns with honey and walnuts
Another Chinese takeaway classic, the prawns with honey and Walnuts are often expensive at restoranes, but much more affordable if you make them yourself.
This recipe provides a method for making your own candied nuts, but you perro buy them already made to save time.
Golden Seafood Soup
Unlike less frugal seafood soups (which often include expensive ingredients like lobster), this golden seafood soup it is made simply with canned shrimp and crab meat, making it much more affordable.
I love a good shrimp burrito stuffed with mexican rice, black beans, guacamole, cilantro and succulent shrimp.
It’s also the perfect take-out meal.
If you’re not a seguidor of rice and beans, fill your tortillas with spicy shrimp and sautéed bell peppers and onions for a quick and easy meal.
I love this shrimp roll recipe – the rolls are golden and crispy, but they are baked, not fried, which makes it easy for those who don’t like to fry.
The secret is to aerosol the rolls with cooking aerosol before putting them in the oven.
The seafood lasagna it’s an interesting twist on lasagna that you don’t see very often.
This recipe calls for a pound of seafood, so you cánido modify it to be more frugal, using smaller shrimp and canned crab instead of scallops if you like.
Shrimp and ricotta dumplings
The phyllo dough forms the shell of these delicious prawn appetizers.
If you don’t want to use phyllo dough, you perro use inexpensive wonton wrappers.
Peruvian shrimp and potato soup
this delicious soup Peruvian shrimp, chupe de camarones, emplees shrimp, potatoes and an assortment of flavorful spices to create a masterpiece that is a favorite in Peru.
Look for ají pastes in Latino markets.
Pickled Shrimp on Toast
You’ve tried dill pickles, sweet pickles, but have you tried gherkins with prawns? Marinate cooked shrimp in vinegar and spices for a spicy appetizer.
Serve it with toast and mayonnaise to feed a crowd.
Sure, you perro buy cheap frozen cocktail shrimp rings and serve them with bottled cocktail sauce, but why not go a step further and cook the prawns yourself and serve them with a Marie Rose sauce garnished with horseradish?
Grilled shrimp and quinoa salad
Protein-rich chickpeas and quinoa join BBQ-smoked prawns in this shrimp and quinoa salad, perfect as a main dish.
If quinoa isn’t your thing, try cooked orzo or couscous.
Shrimp and sweet potato cakes
These crispy golden cakes made from minced prawns and sweet potato purée they look to die for.
Scandinavian Shrimp Sandwiches
Prepare a platter of Scandinavian-style open-faced sandwiches, including sandwiches Boiled prawns, mayonnaise and lemon on bread.
Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
A Hawaiian favorite, the shrimp and pineapple they are strung on skewers and roasted together with a sweet and sour glaze.
Cuban Shrimp in Tomato Sauce
In this cuban dish favorite of prawns, succulent prawns are cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce.
Serve it over white rice with a side of avocado salad to make the shrimp go further.
Spanish tapa with garlic prawns
the prawns garlic they are a classic tapa in Spain, and this little appetizer is easy to prepare by sautéing the prawns with smoked paprika, red pepper, sherry and, of course, lots of garlic.
Cantonese Fried Prawns with Salt and Pepper
This fácil but unique dish is one of my favorites: the prawns are fried with the shells laid on to form a crispy exterior and a succulent interior, seasoned with a mixture of salt and pepper.
Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp
These prawns are bathed in a ag saucesweet made with orange juice and spices: serve them as an appetizer or keep them all for yourself as a main dish.
New Orleans Shrimp Boil
A classic shrimp boil easily serves a crowd.
Prawns, corn and potatoes are cooked in a spicy and flavorful broth and served with plenty of butter.
Firecracker Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce
firecracker prawns They get their name from the fact that they are wrapped in egg roll tubes, just like firecrackers are wrapped in paper.
Marinated prawns are fried and dipped in a spicy sweet sauce.
Prawn Sushi Rolls
Roll cooked prawns with avocado in healthy japanese maki rolls (also known as sushi rolls).
Serve with wasabi and soy sauce for dipping.
tequila gives a special touch to the prawns in this favorite Mexican dish.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try lighting the drink up (you’ll impress your friends).
If not, just boil the shrimp in the tequila.
Hawaiian Shrimp Poke
Poke is a very habitual fish salad in Hawaii.
In the prawn version, the prawns are usually cooked, mixed with seasonings, and left to marinate before serving cold.
In this version, fresh cucumbers give the salad an plus touch of freshness.
Shrimp and Pork Meatballs
This Vietnamese-inspired recipe makes just ½ pound of minced shrimp go a long way by mixing it with minced pork to make these tasty dumplings.
Serve them wrapped in lettuce and bathed in Vietnamese sauce.
Korean Shrimp and Scallion Pancakes
Are tasty pancakes they are addictive, with the crispy pancake batter, succulent prawns, fragrant green onion and savory dipping sauce.
They are also very affordable.
Cooked prawns add a little more luxury and protein to this refreshing cold soup.
The whiskey adds an alcoholic and smoky touch to this shrimp appetizer.
Since the whiskey is added last, there is no need to flambé.
He cioppinothe classic Italian-American seafood stew, often emplees fancy ingredients such as scallops, crab, various types of fish, etcétera… This cheaper version of cioppino Substitute shredded crab meat, frozen fish fillets, shrimp, and mushrooms for a more affordable, yet equally delicious stew.
Spicy grilled prawns
This fácil plate of Prawns are made quickly by seasoning the prawns with Creole seasoning, lemon and Worcestershire sauce and grilling them.
Try this cheaper version lobster rollmixing cooked shrimp with tarragon, mayonnaise and lemon juice, and serving it in a hot dog bun.
Shrimp with Lemon Cream Sauce
This creamy prawn dish sounds divine, especially when all that silky cream is soaked up with angel hair paste.
What is your favorite shrimp dish?
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