74 Southern-Style Shrimp Recipes
Tiny, tasty, and oh-so-quick to cook, shrimp are an extremely versatile ingredient. Whether you’re serving up garlic-butter shrimp cocktail as an appetizer or a hearty shrimp pasta for dinner, shrimp can find its way into any meal. Our Shrimp and Grits Casserole can even make an all-star appearance at your weekend brunch. Peeled, boiled, or grilled—shrimp always tastes best when served Southern-style. If you want to pick a Southern shrimp classic, try shrimp and grits or a Lowcountry boil. Try something fresh and new with our Tex-Mex shrimp chilaquiles or our version of shrimp stir fry, which of course, includes bacon. Whichever shrimp recipe you choose, your family is going to love these seafood supper options. With kid-friendly recipes like Shrimp Fried Rice and Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp, even the pickiest eaters at your table will eat every last shrimp on the plate. Lighten up dinnertime with these delicious shrimp recipes.
Skillet Rice with Shrimp and Chicken
Simple substitutions give these hearty dishes flavorful twists: Swap sausage for chicken, crabmeat for shrimp, or make a vegetarian option by subbing vegetable stock and omitting proteins.
Buttery Garlic Shrimp
Recipe: Buttery Garlic Shrimp
Ready in just 15 minutes, this quick appetizer is perfect for last-minute company. When making the sauce in Step 2, whisk in the butter 1 Tbsp. at a time--the key technique in making the sauce velvety.
Shrimp and Grits
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits
The original recipe for this hearty shrimp and grits dish is from Bill Smith, executive chef at Crook's Corner, the landmark Southern restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Curried Shrimp Tarts
Recipe: Curried Shrimp Tarts
Ready-made pastry shells make preparation of these tarts super-fast. Simply spoon a shrimp-and-cream-cheese mixture and jarred mango chutney into the shells. Top with chopped fresh chives and toasted sweetened coconut.
Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Ready in under an hour, these spicy shrimp bites are simple to make but packed with flavor. You'll love this unique twist on deviled eggs with shrimp, spicy Creole mustard, and lots of garlic.
Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Shrimp and Creole seasoning give these deviled eggs a distinctly Southern taste.
Cajun Shrimp Casserole
Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Casserole
This hearty seafood casserole is filled with shrimp, cheese and rice and gets its Cajun flair from the addition of okra, bell peppers, and cayenne pepper. It's a great choice for a special occasion meal. If you're not a fan of okra, you can leave it out of this dish.
Shrimp Boil Skewers
Recipe: Shrimp Boil Skewers
Serve this colorful appetizer in small cups if you want to skip the skewers.
Creamy Shrimp Dip with Crispy Wonton Chips
If you don't have time to make fried wontons, use fancy potato chips or crispy tortilla chips.
Tomato Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Recipe: Tomato Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Look for beautiful and tasty heirloom tomatoes in a rainbow of colors at your local farmers' market, and keep them at room temperature until you're ready to slice and serve.
Cacio e Pepe with Sauteed Shrimp
Recipe: Cacio e Pepe with Sauteed Shrimp
A simple combo of butter, garlic, and a hint of lemon juice yields the freshest pasta sauce.
Recipe: Shrimp Boil
This shrimp boil recipe is as classic as it gets
Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits
Bang Bang Shrimp
Recipe: Bang Bang Shrimp
Make this fan-favorite appetizer at home and delight your family. Serve them over salad or in lettuce wraps for a full meal.
Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip
Recipe: Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip
This delicious dip is as simple as stirring the ingredients together and popping them in the oven.
Coconut Shrimp with Maui Mustard Sauce
Get a taste of the tropics with this coconut shrimp and sweet-and-spicy sauce.
Recipe: Shrimp Alfredo
Trust us: You can make Alfredo sauce from scratch, and this recipe proves how easy it is to do.
Recipe: Marinated Shrimp
This shrimp appetizer is the ultimate make-ahead snack, as it needs plenty of time to marinate to perfection.
Shrimp-and-Andouille Gumbo Dip
Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Would you believe this beautiful plate of pasta is on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes? You should!
Shrimp Fried Rice
Recipe: Shrimp Fried Rice
Fresh, sweet pineapple is the perfect complement to a soy-and-chili sauce in this reinvented takeout favorite.
Recipe: Shrimp-Tomatillo Tacos
If you’re looking for a healthy dinner that isn’t boring, try these 20-minute tacos ASAP.
Kardea Brown’s Okra Soup with Shrimp
Skillet Shrimp Destin with Orzo
Recipe: Skillet Shrimp Destin with Orzo
There’s nothing better than a beautiful summer dinner that was much easier to throw together than it looks.
Old Bay Rémoulade with Crudités and Shrimp
Test Kitchen Professional Ivy Odom developed this recipe as an ode to the summer beach trips of her childhood, and you’ll want it to be a new tradition to take on your travels, too.
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Corn Succotash
Our favorite summer side dish gets the main-course treatment when juicy shrimp is added.
Recipe: Shrimp Étouffée
We recreated this Louisiana staple to a quicker version that can be on the table on a weeknight.
Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp
Crispy Shrimp Salad with Avocado Dressing
You’ll want to put this creamy homemade salad dressing on everything from sandwiches to tacos and crudités.
Pickled Shrimp-and-Citrus Endive Cups
These colorful bites will brighten up any appetizer board. They’re a great make-ahead dish since the shrimp needs to chill in the pickling liquid for at least one day.