Shrimp Appetizers

Consider a shrimp appetizer as a no-meat alternative. From bacon-wrapped to beer-boiled to crunchy popcorn shrimp, these recipes help you create shrimp appetizers that are fun, unusual, and filling.

Pistachio Shrimp with Pesto Dipping Sauce

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Nut-crusted shrimp and a coconut dipping sauce make up this unique appetizer.

Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

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These savory snacks freeze well. To reheat, wrap frozen buns in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until heated through.

Pizzazzy Little Pizzettas

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Shredded pork? Shrimp? Smoked chicken? You can top this versatile appetizer a variety of ways.

Holiday Shrimp Rounds

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These little bite-size appetizers, shrimp perched on a light filling atop a pastry of sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese, are easily assembled and delightfully pretty.

Blair's Gluten-Free Fried Shrimp


Brown rice flour and cornstarch achieve the same amount of crisp as traditional wheat-based breadings.

Scary Cerebrum

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Guests at your Halloween party won't have to think twice whether they'd like a serving of this molded shrimp cocktail.

Shrimp Scampi-Style

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This shrimp appetizer has a traditional sauce of garlic, shallots, white wine, and lemon juice.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

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Marinate shrimp in oil and Cajun seasoning, then drizzle warm marmalade sauce over the shrimp before serving for a fabulous main dish.

Southwestern Shrimp

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Use a parchment packet to keep the vegetables brightly-colored and crunchy and to corral all the tasty herb aromas.

Ginger Soy Shrimp

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Add a pat of butter right before baking these packets to help the flavors of the shrimp and vegetables meld.

Wasabi Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

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Tomato Pesto Stuffed Shrimp

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A batch of shrimp appetizers is ready for guests in 15 minutes. Basil leaves become edible plates for these stuffed shrimp delights.

Shrimp and Crab Shu Mai

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Shu mai are wonton wrappers filled with shrimp, crab, and mushrooms. Serve with sweet and spicy red chili sauce.

Total: 45 mins

Shrimp-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Serve these stuffed mushrooms whole as a sit-down appetizer with a knife and fork or cut them into quarters for a finger food.

Spicy Shrimp Nachos

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Put a little spice in your game-day menu with nachos that feature jalapeno peppers and Jamaican jerk seasoning.

Cucumber Bruschetta with Grilled Shrimp & Crab Salad

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Grilled shrimp adds irresistible smoky flavor to this vibrant blend of delicate crab meat, sweet peppers, bright citrus, and rich, buttery avocado. Serving the bruschetta atop cool and refreshing cucumber enhances the experience even more. Most of the avocado sold in supermarkets is still in its unripened stage. To ripen, place avocados in a paper bag and set aside at room temperature for 2-4 days. When the fruit is soft to the touch, it is ready for use.

Devils on Horseback

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Bacon-wrapped shrimp and a tangy mayonnaise sauce make this appetizer, which is fun to serve at Halloween.

Total: 1 hr
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