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.

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Sizzling Shrimp Scampi

Food & Wine

Scampi refers to shrimp that are split, brushed with garlicky butter and broiled. The recipe here calls for flavoring butter with lemon, garlic, parsley and thyme, then dotting it liberally on shrimp and roasting the shellfish until it sizzles.

Total: 30 mins

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-and-Sausage Red Rice

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 1 hr 15 mins

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 Po' Boy

Family Circle

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.

Jumbo Prawns & Balsamic-Orange Onions


The arrival of the first sweet onions of the season is an event to be celebrated, and this dish does just that. The onions are slow-cooked in the oven--which brings out even more sweetness--and then combined with both orange zest and juice, plus some balsamic vinegar to balance the flavors. Jumbo shrimp are added here, but sweet scallops would be delicious as well. Serve with warmed flour tortillas so this luscious dish can be eaten taco-style.

Total: 2 hrs 20 mins

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.

Shrimp and Couscous Jambalaya


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

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

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