Spicy Shrimp Appetizers

Spicy shrimp appetizers kick up conversation at any party. From Szechuan shrimp to chile-cumin shrimp skewers, these easy recipes for spicy shrimp appetizers deliver hot to blazing-hot on the temperature scale -- making them as memorable as they are delicious.

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Fiesta Shrimp Appetizers

Better Homes and Gardens

Spice up cooked shrimp by marinating in lime, cilantro and Anaheim pepper. For even more heat, substitute 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper for the Anaheim pepper.

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Family Circle

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

Spicy Shrimp Nachos

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Shrimp and Feta Stuffed Peppers

Taste of the South
Total: 55 mins


Ladies' Home Journal

These corn and shrimp tamales wrapped in corn husks are the real deal. Serve them when entertaining for a dinner that guests will be sure to remember.

Spicy Shrimp on Skewers

Better Homes and Gardens

For a fruit side dish, during the last 5 minutes of grilling time place fresh pineapple wedges alongside the shrimp. Serve rice and peas to round out the meal.

Two-Way Nachos

Family Circle

Shrimp Ceviche


This recipe makes a fabulous appetizer, but try it for lunch too.

One Delicious Appetizer, One Heckuva Sauce: Use It Again and Again!

On the hunt for flavorful South East Asian appetizers, I came across this recipe for coconut shrimp lettuce wraps with spicy peanut sauce and was sold!

Dinner Tonight: 5-Ingredient Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Try this 5-ingredient recipe for grilled shrimp tonight for a main dish that's both easy to prepare and to clean up.

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.

Pad Thai with Shrimp: Make the Takeout

Slurpy, spicy Thai noodles are good anytime, anywhere. So why save Pad Thai for when you dial your local restaurant for takeout? In the time it takes for delivery, you'll have fragrant pad Thai, loaded with shrimp, refreshing with lime, cilantro, and scallions, and crunchy with chopped peanuts ready for the gang.

Easy Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits: 30-Minute Meal

Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits (click here for the recipe) is fast (total time only 25 mintues), tasty (loaded with plump juicy shrimp), and satisfying (something about the idea of "grits" sounds so comforting, so very Southern comforting, that is. But just what kind of a dish is this? Stir-fry sure sounds like our favorite kind of Chinese food.

Small Bites, Big Flavors: 10 Bead-Worthy Mardi Gras Appetizers

Anyone who thinks Mardi Gras is just a chance to party doesn't know enough about the delicious food that's at the heart of this annual festival. New Orleans cuisine is the stuff of legend -- spicy jambalaya, blackened catfish, savory dirty rice. Really, what's not to love?

Halloween Food: 13 Ways To Make Dinner Deliciously Eerie

Halloween isn't just about the candy (though your kids might disagree) - it's about all things spooky, and dinner is fair game. You can transform almost any kind of food into spine-tingling Halloween food with a few clever tricks. Start with some appallingly awesome appetizers.

Shrimp Teriyaki Skewers with Bacon: Best Holiday Appetizer Ever!

For Christmas party entertaining and all the way through the New Year's Eve festivities, we are riding to holiday heaven on the Skewers of Glory -- until each and every guest passes out from overeating! YA-HOOOOOO! These gorgeous appetizers just went up on The Pioneer Woman Cooks; they're also in Ree Drummond's (the Pioneer Woman herself) new 2013 cookbook, A Year of Holidays.

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