Check out 8 Easy Shrimp Recipes for Dinners and Try at Home!

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If you are looking for a shrimp recipe that you can make with ease for weeknight dinners, you should keep both of your eyes on this interesting article. In this article, we will reveal some of the easy shrimp recipes that are delicious and easy to make. These recipes include Caribbean, Italian and Asian flavors.

List Of Easy Shrimp Recipes That You Can Try:

There are two main reasons we love dishes with shrimp. Firstly, you can cook shrimp in a flash. Secondly, shrimp can offer many different flavors. Here are some simple recipes using shrimp as a main ingredient.

1. Skewered Shrimp & Vegetables

This is the first one of easy shrimp recipes for dinners that we want to mention in this article. This flavorful and colorful dish can be eaten as an appetizer or the main dish.
·       3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
·       1 ½ tsp. of ground pepper
·       1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice
·       ½ tsp. of salt
·       ½ tsp. of sugar
·       2 minced garlic cloves
·       ½ tsp. of grated lemon peel
·       ½ tsp. of red pepper flakes
·       16 uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       8 grape tomatoes
·       Cooked rice
·       1 medium red onion, cut into 8 wedges
·       ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
·       8 large fresh mushrooms

·       Firstly, mix the first eight ingredients in a large bowl.
·       Pour 2/3 cup into a plastic bag and add uncooked shrimp.
·       Then, seal the bag and refrigerate it for half an hour.
·       After 30 minutes, drain and discard marinade.
·       Next, alternately thread both shrimp and vegetables on 8 metal or wooden skewers.
·       Grill and cook over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes until shrimp turn pink.
·       Turn once and regularly baste with reserved marinade.
·       Finally, sprinkle with cheese and serve with hot cooked rice.

Keep reading the article to discover more easy shrimp recipes for dinners and try at home!

2. Spicy Coconut Shrimp With Quinoa

You can enjoy generous servings without needing to worry about its calories. However, it is also rich in protein, which will provide your body with energy.
·       1 cup of quinoa
·       ¼ tsp. of salt
·       2 cups of water
·       1 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil
·       1 tbsp. of minced gingerroot
·       1 medium onion, chopped
·       ½ tsp. of curry powder
·       ¼ tsp. of salt
·       ½ tsp. of ground cumin
·       ¼ tsp. of cayenne pepper
·       2 cups of snow peas, trimmed
·       1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       1 tbsp. of orange juice
·       3 tbsp. of coconut milk
·       ¼ cup of minced cilantro
·       ¼ cup of shredded coconut, toasted

·       Mix quinoa, salt and water in a large saucepan and then boil it up.
·       Reduce the heat and then simmer it for about 12-15 minutes.
·       Then, remove from the heat and fluff using a fork.
·       At the same time, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet
·       Next, add onion and cook it for 4-6 minutes.
·       Mix in cumin, ginger, curry powder, cayenne and salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
·       Add snow peas and shrimp to the skillet. Cook and stir about 3-4 minutes.
·       After that, stir in orange juice and coconut milk.
·       Finally, top with cilantro and toasted coconut and serve with quinoa.

3. Simple Shrimp Pad Thai

This is another version of pad thai. Mix in brown sugar and soy sauce, and add a sprinkle of roasted peanuts and cilantro for a special marinara sauce.

·       8 ounces of uncooked rice noodles
·       3 minced garlic cloves
·       2 large eggs, beaten
·       2 tbsp. of canola oil
·       1 cup of marinara sauce
·       1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       2 tbsp. of brown sugar
·       ¼ cup of soy sauce
·       A few fresh cilantro leaves
·       ¼ cup of roasted peanuts, chopped
·       Hot pepper sauce
·       1 lime, cut into wedges

·       Cook noodles according to the directions on the package.
·       At the same time, stir-fry garlic and shrimp in oil until shrimp turn pink.
·       Remove it from heat and keep warm.
·       Then, add eggs and cook and occasionally stir until set.
·       Add the marinara, brown sugar and soy sauce.
·       After that, drain noodles and toss with shrimp mixture.
·       Finally, sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts and serve with lime and hot pepper sauce.

4. Sesame Cilantro Shrimp

You can make this dish in 10 minutes, so it is ideal for making on days when you do not want to spend much time in the kitchen.

·       1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. of toasted sesame salad dressing
·       Lime wedges
·       1 pound of uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       3 cups of cooked brown rice
·       ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped

·       Heat about 1tbsp. of sesame salad dressing over medium heat in a large skillet.
·       Then, add shrimp to the skillet. Cook and occasionally stir 1 minute.
·       Mix in remaining dressing and cook for 1-2 minutes.
·       Finally, sprinkle with cilantro and squeeze lime juice over top. Serve with cooked rice.

Super yuuum!
5. Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

The combination of ingredients gives this dish a tasty Thai flavor, while red pepper flakes and ginger spice it up. You can eat this colorful main dish with pasta.

·       2 medium red peppers, cut into a few thin slices
·       1 cup of snow peas
·       1 tsp. of canola oil
·       1 minced garlic clove
·       ½ cup of green onions, sliced
·       2 tbsp. of peanut butter
·       4 ½ tsp. of soy sauce
·       1 tbsp. of rice vinegar
·       1 tsp. of sesame oil
·       1 tsp. of minced gingerroot
·       ½ cup of chicken broth
·       1 pound of uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
·       Hot cooked fettuccine

·       Firstly, stir-fry red peppers in canola oil for about a minute.
·       Add the green onions, snow peas and garlic and then stir-fry 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
·       Then, add the peanut butter, broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, ginger and pepper flakes to the same skillet.
·       Cook and stir until the mixture comes to a boil.
·       After that, stir in shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.
·       Return red pepper mixture to the skillet and heat it up.
·       Finally, serve it over fettuccine.

6. Garlic Lemon Shrimp

You can make this simple pasta in a few minutes. Serve this dish with crusty bread if you want to soak up the garlic lemon sauce.

·       2 tbsp. of olive oil
·       1 pound of uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       1 tsp. of ground cumin
·       1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
·       3 sliced garlic cloves
·       ¼ tsp. of salt
·       2 tbsp. of minced parsley
·       Hot cooked rice or pasta
·       Firstly, heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and then saute shrimp about 3 minutes.
·       Add cumin, salt, garlic, and lemon juice. Cook and occasionally stir until shrimp turn pink.
·       Finally, stir in parsley and serve with cooked rice or pasta.

7. Shrimp Fried Rice

This delicious shrimp dish is packed with color and taste. Bacon adds crispness to the dish and a little bit of heartiness.

·       4 tbsp. of butter
·       3 cups of cold cooked rice
·       4 large eggs, beaten
·       1 package of frozen mixed vegetables
·       ½ tsp. of salt
·       ¼ tsp. of pepper
·       1 pound of uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       8 bacon strips, cooked

·       Firstly, melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a large skillet
·       Pour beaten eggs into skillet. When the eggs set, lift the edges and let uncooked part flow underneath.
·       Then, remove eggs and keep them warm.
·       Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet.
·       Mix in the rice, shrimp and vegetables. Cook and occasionally stir for 5 minutes.
·       At the same time, chop eggs into a few small pieces.
·       After that, return eggs to the skillet. Add salt and pepper and cook it until heated, stirring occasionally.
·       Finally, sprinkle with bacon.

8. True Shrimp Creole

If you are looking for easy shrimp recipes for dinners, you should not forget this recipe. This recipe is more delicious if refrigerated overnight when all the flavors are blended.

·       1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
·       1 medium onion, chopped
·       1/2 cup of canola oil
·       1 chopped green pepper
·       1 chopped onion
·       1 minced garlic clove
·       1 chopped celery rib
·       1 can of stewed tomatoes
·       1 can of tomato paste
·       4 bay leaves
·       1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
·       1/2 tsp. of hot pepper sauce
·       2 pounds of frozen or fresh uncooked shrimp, peeled
·       Pepper and salt
·       Hot cooked rice
·       Mix oil and flour until smooth in a large skillet.
·       Cook it over medium heat until flour becomes brown.
·       Then, add green pepper, onion and celery. Cook them until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
·       Mix in garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
·       Add next six ingredients and simmer 4-5 minutes.
·       After that, add shrimp and simmer until shrimp turn pink.
·       Finally, discard bay leaves and serve with rice.

All of the shrimp recipes as mentioned above are delicious and easy to make. You can make these dishes within a few minutes. So, if you love shrimp and want to use it as a main ingredient for your dinners, you can try making one or more of these easy shrimp recipes above. If you want to know more about simple recipes as well as health and beauty facts, you should visit regularly.

Happy cooking!

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  1. lama ga mampir blog mama Bo. Sekali buka langsung dapet resep. Aku nyimpen ya resep udangnya

  2. Wah banyak juga resep nya. Saya saved kapan2 mau coba. Sepertinya mudah.

    1. banyak yang mudah memang resepnya untuk dicoba mba

  3. Aku mentok di udang goreng saus mayones. Di sini banyak resep olahan udang. Asik...bisa dicoba.

  4. Ah, jd ngiler Pad Thai pake udang deeh. Pernah makan itu pas di Bangkok sama AirAsia Blogger Community. Ennaak bgt

  5. Yang paling suka makan udah di rumahku ya putri bungsuku. Kalo anak sulungku sebenarnya juga suka, tapi alergi. Kadang klo lagi pengin ya cuek, makan aja, abis itu lidah jadi gatel2.

    1. iyaaa mba..banyak juga yang alergi yaa sama udang ini

  6. Udang tuh makanan kesukaan anakku mba. Tapi kebanyakan aku goreng kering pakai tepung gitu sih mba. Soalnya harga udang agak mahal juga sih mba. Tapi mau ah kapan2 aku coba dengan resep motifikasi :)

    1. iya betul..jangan keseringan makan udang juga mba. Kolesterol tinggi hehe

  7. Wow banyak sekali resep udangnya... Bakalan aku kasih Tau teman aku yang demen makan udang deh

  8. Omagahhh banyak banget resepnya Mba ������ sayangnya aku alergi udang huhu. Ntar coba disubstitusi pake cumi bisa kali yaa

  9. My husband is a big shrimp lover. He is going to flip over these recipes!

  10. Udang ini lauk favorit saya. Cuma masaknya biasanya asam manis aja. Belum pernah masak gaya barat atau oriental gitu. He

  11. Udang kesukaan aku dan suami banget nih mbaak...aku simpan resepnya ah buat nyobain ntar. Makasih resepnya mbak :)

  12. Shrimp si delicious but make me alergy. So little little eat ,no problem lah.

  13. Akuu suka bangeeet udang nih, olahan apapun, ntr pan kapan nyobain ahh resepnya, atau mau diikiin mak indah, aku tinggal am hahahhahaa

  14. wah udang enak banget ini, kalau di rumah, Udang kami bikin kripsy

  15. Ini lengkap banget resepnya, tapi bagi aku yang memang belum bisa masak bikin kayak gini pasti gak enak..hehe

    Harus dipandu dulu sama chef nih..he

  16. Uwaaahhh resep udangnya banyaaaakk. Akupun suka udang mba, krn gampang di masak. Tp biasanya palingan cm di salad ato rebus thok :p.

  17. I need to get some shrimp. Like now! I love it!


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