Shrimp Appetizers Recipes

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.

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Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

From EatingWell

People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a variety of fillings, from seafood to red meat, eggs to vegetables. In Wuhan, dumplings may be served at any meal. Crisp, pan-fried dumplings don't have to be loaded with fat. Cooking them in a mix of water and oil makes them crisp on the bottom, tender and juicy inside.

Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

From EatingWell

Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

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This shrimp scampi recipe calls for flavor filled with butter, lemon, olive oil, garlic and more. This dish looks impressive and is very easy to make.

How to Make Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Mini Smorrebrod

From EatingWell

Baby shrimp and tangy lemon top thinly sliced rye bread in this easy Danish appetizer. Smorrebrod--which translates in Danish to "buttered bread"--are endlessly creative open-face sandwiches, meant to be eaten with a knife and fork as a light meal. Here we make appetizer-size smorrebrod, perfect for entertaining.

Shrimp Mini Smorrebrod

Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

From EatingWell

Shrimp, oranges and curry make a great flavor trio. Serve over rice as a main course or as is for an appetizer.

Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

Caramelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta

From EatingWell

Caramelized onion and golden raisins add sweet balance to shrimp in this easy bruschetta. It can be assembled in just a few minutes if you make the onion spread ahead of time. For a vegetarian option, serve topped with crumbled feta.

Caramelized Onion & Shrimp Bruschetta

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Yellow Gazpacho Salsa

From EatingWell

Yellow tomatoes have a lower acidity than their red cousins and several varieties are among the earliest in the season to ripen. Here they combine with cool cucumber and yellow bell peppers in a refreshing salsa. Grilled shrimp make this dish a more full-flavored and elegant version of shrimp cocktail.

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Yellow Gazpacho Salsa

Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

From EatingWell

This quick Spanish-inspired saute is a lesson in simplicity. All shrimp really needs to dazzle is lots of garlic and a splash of lemon. Serve as a main dish or as a tapa (appetizer).

Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp Dip

From Midwest Living

Garlic Shrimp Dip

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

From Better Homes and Gardens

These shrimp appetizer kabobs make a colorful addition to any appetizer buffet.

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

Devils on Horseback

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Devils on Horseback

Scampi Shrimp Skewers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Start your backyard cookout with these appetizer kabobs. Your guests can nibble on the garlicky shrimp while you grill the rest of the meal.

Scampi Shrimp Skewers

Holiday Shrimp Rounds

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Holiday Shrimp Rounds

Lemongrass Shrimp Pate

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon grass, an herb used to flavor Thai soups and teas, has a mild citrus taste. In this recipe, the herb works with cilantro, garlic, and a fresh chile to give shrimp spread Asian-style flavors.

Lemongrass Shrimp Pate

Ginger Shrimp

From Better Homes and Gardens

The Asian spices in this make-ahead appetizer pair nicely with a dry champagne.

Ginger Shrimp

Shrimp Skewers with Parsley Oil

From Fitness

Shrimp Skewers with Parsley Oil

Gingery Shrimp Dumplings

From Fitness

Gingery Shrimp Dumplings

Shrimp Skewers

From Family Circle

Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp with Two Sauces

From Family Circle

Shrimp with Two Sauces

Shrimp and Tomato Shooters

From Diabetic Living

Shrimp and Tomato Shooters

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

From Diabetic Living

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

Marinated Shrimp Scampi

From Diabetic Living

Marinated Shrimp Scampi

Two-Way Nachos

From Family Circle

Two-Way Nachos

Chile-Lime Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Avocado Cocktail Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chile-Lime Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Avocado Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp with Basil

From Diabetic Living

Served on a bed of peppery greens, this simple six-ingredient appetizer makes an impressive presentation.

Shrimp with Basil

Fresh Spring Rolls

From Diabetic Living

Never fried, the shrimp and vegetable rolls make a great light appetizer or side dish.

Fresh Spring Rolls

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