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.

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

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

Southwestern Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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.

Two-Way Nachos

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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.

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.

Shrimp Ceviche


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

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