Sizzling Shrimp Recipes

Succulent shrimp is often a favorite when dining out, but it’s also quite simple to prepare at home. Because of shrimp’s quick cooking time, it’s easy to get this seafood staple on the table any night of the week.

When purchasing shrimp, choose from responsibly farmed shrimp or wild-caught shrimp that is certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Shrimp typically sold by count per pound, and will be labeled as whole or peeled and deveined. Fresh shrimp should be cooked within two days, while frozen shrimp can be kept frozen and used within two months.

Shrimp will turn pink and opaque when it is done. You can also do the “alphabet test” on your shrimp – perfectly cooked shrimp forms a “C”, while overcooked shrimp curls too much and forms a tight “O” shape.

Grilled shrimp recipes are ideal ways to start your summer cookout, as in kabob recipes, or you can opt for a refreshing shrimp-forward cold salad. Its sweet, mild flavor pairs well with a variety of spices and herbs, so go bold with your shrimp recipes!

For more inspiration from the sea, check out our adventurous seafood recipe collection.