America's most popular shellfish, shrimp can be prepared in multiple ways. Whether fried, grilled, or bacon-wrapped, these easy seafood recipes for shrimp all tip the scale on flavor.

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Creamy Shrimp and Corn Stew in Shells

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Tender and flaky puff pastry shells are filled with a heavenly mixture of shrimp, shallots and corn bathed in a creamy golden sauce with a hint of lemon and a dash of hot pepper sauce.

Total: 45 mins

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Apricot Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut coating adds crunch to baked shrimp, which are served with a curried apricot dipping sauce.

Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Bread

Pepperidge Farm

This scampi is just as good as you'll find in a restaurant. Plump, fresh shrimp are flavored with a lemon-garlic marinade are broiled to tenderness to be served with slices of crusty garlic bread for mopping up the sauce.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

New Orleans Shrimp Toss


Here's something different to make for dinner...served over prepared cornbread or biscuits, this quick-cooking shrimp dish features a creamy Cajun-seasoned sauce that's bursting with great flavor.

Total: 25 mins

Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp with Garlic and Chile

Fine Cooking Magazine

Using easy-peel shrimp will speed prep because the shells are slit open and they've been deveined. Steamed or stir-fried vegetables, jasmine rice, and lots of napkins are the perfect accompaniments.

Pepper-Lime Shrimp and Grits

Midwest Living

Mexican flavors give a fresh twist to this classic Southern dish. And best of all, each serving has only 382 calories!

Creole Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon

Food & Wine

Eco-minded chefs are cooking with wild American shrimp, but not just for ethical reasons. As Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace in New Orleans says, "They taste cleaner and crisper, since they swim in the tides."

Total: 30 mins

Ligurian Seafood Soup

Food & Wine

This gorgeous dish of layered shellfish and seafood is based on a recipe that sommelier Richard Betts found in a 1995 issue of F&W. He still has the original cooking-stained recipe, though the pot he makes it in is even older: a Dutch oven that's been in the Betts family since 1839. "It's pretty wild," he says. "Civil War meals were cooked in that pot!" Betts freely adapts the recipe to whatever looks best at the market, but he always follows the same formula: fish on the bottom, shellfish on the top. "It's so impressive," he says. "When you pull it out of the oven, people freak."

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Sauteed Shrimp Italiano

Prego Italian Sauce

Crushed red pepper adds some "heat" to this quick-cooking, sauteed shrimp dish served in a zesty tomato sauce.

Total: 25 mins

Caribbean Shrimp

Pace Salsa & Picante

Another winning recipe from the Pace® Contest--add crusty bread and salad for a luscious dinner for friends or family.

Total: 40 mins

Grilled Skewered Shrimp

Pace Salsa & Picante

Sweet and spicy shrimp are grilled with a generous coating of Pace® Picante Sauce, brown sugar, tomato and lemon juice.

Total: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Fresh Summer Spring Rolls

Ladies' Home Journal

Mango, shrimp, cucumber, and fresh herbs make these cold appetizers perfect for summer.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Chilled Shrimp Gazpacho

Swanson Broth & Stock

Shrimp, cantaloupe and balsamic vinegar make this gazpacho deliciously different...and it only takes 15 minutes to make! It's so refreshing, especially on a hot summer's day.

Total: 3 hrs 15 mins

Roasted Asparagus and Shrimp Soup with Parmesan Cheese Croutons

Swanson Broth & Stock

Roasting asparagus, tomatoes, onion and garlic in oil intensifies the flavors. Add the roasted vegetables to chicken broth with shrimp and top with Parmesan croutons to make a scrumptious soup.

Total: 1 hr

Shrimp with Saffron Rice and Fennel Salad

Food & Wine

At Abattoir in Atlanta, chef Joshua Hopkins uses Sharifi's saffron and Aleppo pepper in this decadent, Carolina-style shrimp with rice that would qualify as a stunt-double for shrimp 'n' grits.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Quinoa with Spice-Roasted Shrimp and Pistou

Food & Wine

Chef John Currence coats shrimp with a potent mix of fennel seeds, dried oregano and garlic and onion powders. He flavors the quinoa with a vibrant, pesto-like pistou, made with a judicious amount of oil.

Total: 1 hr
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