Quick Shrimp Recipes

      

If you are looking for quick shrimp recipes, most with 5 ingredients or less, you’ll want to check out this collection of easy shrimp recipes for dinner.

Shrimp is a great choice when you want quick easy dinner ideas since it cooks in minutes and is enjoyed by so many people these days.

It’s a great idea to keep a bag or two of shrimp in the freezer that can be defrosted quickly for those nights when you need a quick easy dinner in a hurry. (For more on stocking healthy foods for quick easy dinners.)

These great quick shrimp recipes include a simple shrimp and avocado salad, quick garlic shrimp, quick garlic cream shrimp, quick ginger shrimp, and easy zucchini shrimp tostadas, along with more great quick shrimp recipes from around the web. Enjoy!

Quick Shrimp Recipes for Dinner

Quick Shrimp Recipes for Dinner

Simple Shrimp & Avocado Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Yield: 2 servings

Quick shrimp recipes don’t get much quicker or easier than this simple shrimp salad with avocado and lime. It makes getting a delicious easy healthy dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes simple.

Ingredients

8 ounces (about 12 to 14) cooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 ripe avocado
2 fresh limes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of dried crushed red pepper flakes
2 large handfuls mixed salad greens
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Halve the avocado, remove the pit and peel and then cut it into wedges. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons lime juice with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Toss leaves in the dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide the greens evenly between 2 plates. Arrange shrimp (prawns) and avocado on the leaves and serve with extra lime wedges, if desired.

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For more great shrimp salad recipes – easy & delicious collection of great recipes for simple shrimp salads in a variety of styles including shrimp and rice salad, spinach salad with shrimp and more.

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Quick Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

This is a super easy shrimp recipe with just 4 ingredients perfect for a quick easy dinner any night of the week. For even more zing, add a pinch of red pepper flakes. Complete this dinner by serving a simple green salad and hot garlic bread.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
1 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1 large carrot, cut into skinny 1/4-inch x 2-inch strips

Preparation

Heat oil in a large 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the carrot and cook, stirring constantly until the shrimp are pink and the carrot is crisp but tender, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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Quick Garlic Cream Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Another tasty easy shrimp recipe with just 4 ingredients perfect for a quick easy dinner when you’re short on time but still want a tasty satisfying meal. Serve with plain rice and a simple steamed green vegetable like broccoli or green beans.

Ingredients

1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon freshly crushed garlic
1 pound large uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
3 cups cooked rice, for serving

Preparation

In a large 12-inch skillet, heat cream and garlic over medium high heat until it bubbles and reduces slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring frequently until they are pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve over rice.

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Quick Ginger Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Another easy shrimp recipe with just 5 ingredients that’s zesty and delicious and ready in minutes. It’s a great easy healthy dinner when served with salad or vegetables of your choice.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen, tail shells
removed
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation

Heat oil in a large 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring constantly, until pink, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, drizzle with lemon juice and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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Easy Zucchini Shrimp Tostadas

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

These easy shrimp and zucchini tostadas make for a quick easy healthy dinner that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Either corn or flour tortillas can be used to make tostadas, which translates to “toasted” in Mexican. This recipe for easy shrimp and zucchini tostadas calls for flour tortillas, but feel free to substitute corn if you prefer or if are going gluten free.

Ingredients

4 flour tortillas (8-inch)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese (1 cup)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 medium zucchini quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ cup sour cream, for serving
3 scallions, thinly sliced, for serving

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Arrange the tortillas on two baking sheets. Brush both sides of the tortillas with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes.

While the tostadas are baking get the shrimp and zucchini started. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the zucchini begins to get tender, about 2 to 4 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook stirring frequently, until the shrimp become opaque and are cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and remove pan from the heat.

To serve, place a tostada on each plate and top with the shrimp and zucchini mixture. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkling of scallions, if desired

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More Easy Quick Shrimp Recipes from Around the Web

Shrimp, Tortellini & Spinach –  with tomatoes an Parmesan found at Kraft Recipes
Salsa Shrimp Tacos – simple shrimp tacos with salsa and cheese found at Betty Crocker
Quick Spanish Shrimp –  chorizo, shrimp cooked in wine ready in minutes from Woman’s Day
Quick Shrimp Tacos with Citrus Slaw – easy shrimp tacos with tangy cabbage slaw found at Woman’s Day

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More Great Easy Shrimp Recipes for Dinner

Easy Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe – a quick easy shrimp recipe for dinner with the flavors of Louisiana
Shrimp Creole Recipe Easy & Delicious — another great easy shrimp recipe for dinner for those who love the flavors of Louisiana Cooking
Shrimp Scampi Recipes Easy & Delicious — three great versions of simple shrimp scampi from which to choose
Shrimp and Pasta Recipes Easy & Delicious — favorite ways to combine shrimp and pasta including easy shrimp and spaghetti, spicy shrimp and linguini and easy shrimp Alfredo primavera
Favorite Healthy Shrimp Recipes – a great collection of shrimp recipes for easy healthy dinners
Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli Recipe – a great easy healthy one pan dinner

 

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