Shrimp

If you're looking for a Mardi Gras dinner recipe, shrimp is a good place to start. Our Mardi Gras shrimp collection includes hearty dinner recipes for Spicy Cajun Shrimp, a selection of gumbos, and even a shrimp po' boy.

Shrimp Po' Boy

Better Homes and Gardens

A New Orleans favorite, this hefty sandwich is typically served on a baguette. Combine mango with chilled shrimp, rather than the customary fried shrimp, for a fresh take on tradition.

Shrimp Po' Boy

Family Circle

Garlic Shrimp with Green Rice

Family Circle

Adding a container of prepared pesto turns the rice green. It's a speedy way to provide plenty of fresh basil flavor to this 30-minute recipe.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Put everything but the shrimp into your slow cooker and let it go for the day. At dinner, add the shrimp, let it heat, then eat!

Shrimp-and-Sausage Red Rice

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Jambalaya Pasta

Midwest Living

Here's a new twist on a New Orleans classic. With shrimp, sausage, ham, and pasta, it's a filling main dish that's ready in just 35 minutes.

Total: 35 mins

Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh citrus provides beautiful balance to these smoky and spicy grilled shrimp. Shrimp are marketed according to size, with numbers denoting how many individual shrimp are in one pound. For example, medium-sized shrimp are packaged (and labeled) 31-35 shrimp per pound, while jumbo shrimp are packaged at 11-15 per pound.

Saucy Shrimp and Pasta

Better Homes and Gardens

Cook shrimp in an herbed tomato sauce and toss with spaghetti for a tasty low-fat supper.

Total: 20 mins

Roasted Shrimp with Three Sauces

Better Homes and Gardens

When serving this seafood main dish, feel free to substitute your favorite cocktail sauce for the sauce recipes provided.

How to Boil Shrimp

When you're more in the mood for surf than turf, the only thing standing between you and a delicious seafood dish is knowing how to boil shrimp. Boiling is a popular method for cooking shrimp because it's quick (just a few minutes), no-fuss, no-fat, and produces a firm-but-tender texture.

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

Better Homes and Gardens

Shrimp and Couscous Jambalaya

Fitness

Cajun seasoning adds bold flavor to the shrimp and vegetables in this quick dinner recipe. Couscous is mixed in as well to make this a complete meal.

Total: 25 mins

Shrimp and Crab Gumbo

Diabetic Living

Browning the flour gives the gumbo its distinctive rich color and flavor.

Creole-Style Shrimp and Grits

Diabetic Living

Full-flavored Creole seasoning, fresh asparagus, red sweet pepper, and onion impart flavors of French, Spanish, and African cuisines to this recipe. The shrimp and vegetables offer nutrients to enhance immunity, boost energy, and safeguard against cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Total: 35 mins

Diabetic Friendly Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Diabetic Living

Turkey sausage makes this main dish meal, with chicken thighs, shrimp, and brown rice high in flavor, low in fat. Prepare this diabetic version of a Southern favorite in a slow cooker.

Shrimp and Sausage Creole

Diabetic Living

Using smoked turkey sausage adds flavor to this Louisiana-style 30-minute dinner while keeping the calories and fat low.

Total: 30 mins
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