25 Essential Ways to Cook Shrimp

Shrimp Scampi

An Italian-American classic, shrimp scampi is a simple dish of sauteed shrimp tossed with a sauce of white wine, garlic, lemon juice, and butter, then served with pasta. Get the recipe for Shrimp Scampi »

Andy Ricker’s Pad Thai with Pork and Shrimp

With a little prep, chef Andy Ricker’s classic pad Thai is the easy noodle stir fry you need. Get the recipe for Andy Ricker’s Pad Thai with Pork and Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Peppers

Grilled Shrimp
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Pickled Shrimp with Satsuma

Pickled Shrimp with Satsuma Orange

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta (Garides Saganaki)

The term saganaki refers to the skillet in which Greeks cook ingredients with cheese. In this dish, shrimp is topped with crumbled feta and broiled. Get the recipe for Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta (Garides Saganaki) »

Spaghetti with Shrimp Rundown Sauce

Shrimp pulls double duty here: the shells are used to make the flavorful rundown sauce, and the meat is marinated with citrus and lightly cooked with the pasta. Get the recipe for Spaghetti with Shrimp Rundown Sauce »

Alaskan Shrimp Chips

Mother-daughter chef team, Kirsten and Mandy Dixon, turn this staple of Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine into an addictive snack and appetizer served at their rural Alaskan adventure lodges, Within the Wild. Get the recipe for Alaskan Shrimp Chips
A classic Lowcountry breakfast dish, shrimp and grits also makes a splendid easy supper. Get the recipe for Shrimp and Grits
This seafood gumbo from Brooklyn’s Maison Premiere features smokey andouille sausage, seared shrimp, oysters, and crab.

Southern Thai Rice Salad

Ma Ya’s rice dishes, curries, and treats show coconut’s sweet and savory versatility. Get the recipe for Southern Thai Rice Salad »

LeRuth’s Red Shrimp Rémoulade

Spicy paprika and whole-grain mustard sauce coats plump shrimp in this classic New Orleans red rémoulade from the late chef Warren Leruth.

Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls

Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls
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Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos
The best way to enjoy this sweet Gulf shrimp dish, adapted from Donald Link’s Down South (Clarkson Potter, 2014), is with drawn butter for dipping. Get the recipe for Shrimp With Spicy Herb Butter »

Sour Curry Soup with Shrimp

Light, tangy, and cooked with a modest amount of heat and any available seafood and fresh vegetables, kaeng som is an elemental and satisfying dish, and this curry from Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker is an easy recipe to master. Learn to make the shrimp-enriched broth, which leads with tart, pungent flavors but also delivers measured amounts of sweetness, salt, and spice, and you’ll begin to understand the balance in Thai cooking. Get the recipe for Sour Curry Soup with Shrimp »
At Hart’s in Brooklyn, the chefs use urfa biber and aleppo chile peppers to lend a smoky-spicy flavor to succulent shrimp.

Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Vapatá)

Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Vatapá)

Goanese Shrimp Curry (Sembharachi Kodi)

In Goa, a tiny, palm-fringed state on the western coast of India, seafood is central to the cuisine. Beloved regional specialty sembharachi kodi, or shrimp in a coconut curry, is prepared a number of ways, but always with the freshest local shellfish simmered in a rich, chile-spiked coconut sauce. Get the recipe for Goanese Shrimp Curry (Sembharachi Kodi) »

Chile-Garlic Shrimp (Gambas Al Ajillo)

These shrimp are cooked in a hot cast iron pan with tons of garlic and red Thai chiles.

Pickled Shrimp

Briny, faintly spicy pickled shrimp are a staple of Southern cuisine. In this Georgia-inspired version, frozen raw shrimp are a fine substitute for fresh. Get the recipe for Pickled Shrimp »

Emirati Grilled Prawns (Rubyan Meshwi)

At Abu Dhabi’s Al Arish restaurant, jumbo prawns are basted in a spicy-sweet ketchup-based sauce before they are grilled.

Brigtsen’s Jalapeño Shrimp Cornbread

Baked and served in individual ramekins, this spicy seafood cornbread has a spoonably soft, luscious texture. Get the recipe for Brigtsen’s Jalapeño Shrimp Cornbread

Shrimp Fritters (Tortillitas de Camarones)

These crisp-edged fritters get their earthy flavor from chickpea flour. Get the recipe for Shrimp Fritters (Tortillitas de Camarones) »