Popular 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.

Shrimp with Two Sauces

From Family Circle

Shrimp with Two Sauces

Open Shrimp Toast

Top toast triangles with shrimp cocktail for a light lunch or a tasty appetizer.

From Family Circle

Open Shrimp Toast

How to Make Shrimp Scampi

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

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Add this spicy shrimp appetizer to your party or potluck menu. It's the perfect make-ahead recipe for any gathering.

From Family Circle

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Shrimp Skewers

From Family Circle

Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp Dumplings with Miso Dipping Sauce

Serve these quick-cooking Shrimp Dumplings as an appetizer before your favorite Asian entree.

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Shrimp Dumplings with Miso Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Skewers

These bacon-wrapped shrimp are bushed with a sweet and spicy glaze. You may want to make a double batch of the appetizers--they're sure to go quickly.

From Family Circle

Shrimp Skewers

Two-Way Nachos

From Family Circle

Two-Way Nachos

Blair's Gluten-Free Fried Shrimp

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

From Parents

Blair's Gluten-Free Fried Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp with Ginger Wasabi Soup Shooters

Top gazpacho shots with grilled shrimp for a light yet flavorful appetizer.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Shrimp with Ginger Wasabi Soup Shooters

Southeast Asian Coconut Shrimp

Coconut milk tames the chili sauce in the Asian-inspired sauce for this shrimp dish.

From Parents

Southeast Asian Coconut Shrimp

Greek Herbed Shrimp with Feta and Black Olives

For a fitting dipping sauce, serve this light grilled shrimp dish with hummus or baba ganoush.

From Parents

Greek Herbed Shrimp with Feta and Black Olives

Wasabi Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

From Better Homes and Gardens

Wasabi Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Papaya and Pineapple

Keep your cool and serve this no-oven-required island-inspired shrimp recipe for lunch or dinner.

From Diabetic Living

Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Papaya and Pineapple

Cheesy Shrimp Dip

This decadent slow cooker shrimp dip is extra creamyy thanks to three kinds of cheese and a cup of half-and-half.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheesy Shrimp Dip

Garden Veggie Shrimp

Feel free to use any fresh famers market vegetables in place of the carrots and sweet peppers called for in this shrimp dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Garden Veggie Shrimp

Ginger Soy Shrimp

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ginger Soy Shrimp

Proscuitto & Broccolini Shrimp

If you can't find proscuitto, bacon or pancetta would also add a nice salty, meaty element to these shrimp packets.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Proscuitto & Broccolini Shrimp

Southwestern Shrimp

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Southwestern Shrimp

Garlicky Shrimp and Rice

It takes just 5 minutes to grill up these Garlic Shrimp! Scoop a few on top of our easy pea pilaf for a no-sweat dinner.

From Parents

Garlicky Shrimp and Rice

Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

Top a flatbread or tortilla with grilled shrimp and vegetables for a fresh and light twist on pizza.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

Lemon-Chili Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp are a protein powerhouse. Grill them up on skewers with a crop of vegetables and serve with steamed rice for a satisfying yet light lunch or dinner.

From Diabetic Living

Lemon-Chili Shrimp Skewers

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Peapod-wrapped shrimp is placed on skewers with mandarin oranges for this fresh, low-fat appetizer.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Smoky-Hot Raspberry Shrimp

Give your shrimp a spicy makeover by adding chili powder, ground cumin, and chipotle chile peppers and enjoy this quick dinner any night of the week.

From Diabetic Living

Smoky-Hot Raspberry Shrimp

Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

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).

From EatingWell

Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

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

From EatingWell

Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

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