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21 Easy Frozen Shrimp Recipes

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Frozen shrimp is one of the best discoveries since fire! It takes all the time and effort out of shrimp-based recipes, and you can simply defrost and use them!

You can use these to create delicious lunches or dinners or make incredibly cute and appetizing starters or snacks. Make some hearty pasta, soups, sandwiches, and even salad – all using this one humble ingredient.

Read on to see some of the best-frozen shrimp recipes we found that are all a must-try!

1. Creamy Garlic Shrimp

Are you looking for a quick and easy dinner that is still healthy and delicious? Well, look no more because this creamy garlic shrimp cooks in less than 10 minutes, only use a few simple ingredients, and is absolutely divine!

For this recipe, frozen prepared shrimp is the key. It will save you a ton of time and make all the other steps much easier.

The sauce consists of deliciously creamy ingredients like butter, cream, and cheese that are then finished off with some crispy dry white wine.

And what makes this recipe so versatile is that you can serve it over some pasta, rice, or even steamed veggies.

2. Easy Shrimp Tacos

By no means are shrimp tacos a new concept. What is though is finding a good recipe! This one by far takes the first place prize!

Not only are these shrimp tacos super easy and quick to make, but it is packed with refreshing and extremely well-balanced flavors.

You can find delicious juicy pan-fried shrimp, a quick and easy cabbage slaw, finished off with a creamy rich cilantro and lime yogurt sauce.

Encased in a crispy freshly toasted corn tortilla, this is the ultimate game-day dinner or party treat! Serve it with some fresh lime wedges and freshly chopped cilantro.

3. Homemade Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo always seems to be a hit or a miss, but this instant pot recipe is top-notch and so easy that any beginner can make it – even your kids!

This recipe of course uses traditional Linguine pasta, some simple yet fragrant seasoning ingredients like freshly ground black pepper and garlic, and of course some frozen shrimp!

The creamy sauce consists of deliciously rich cream cheese, whipping cream, butter, and of course a ton of cheese!

And the best part, you can whip up this dinner in less than 20 minutes! This recipe has been tried and tested – the sauce is extremely creamy and will never curdle or split, all while your shrimp remains incredibly juicy.

4. Deep-Fried Coconut Shrimp

Coconut shrimp is one of our favorite snacks and can be put out for virtually any occasion. It makes a fantastic starter, a convenient easy appetizer, and even makes a perfect addition to any platter.

This deep-fried coconut shrimp recipe is extremely straightforward and uses only simple steps. Dip the shrimp in the seasoned flour, then egg, and lastly shredded coconut. Just like that, you can fry them and eat!

Their simplistic flavors allow them to pair well with a wide variety of dipping sauces. They can also be served as part of a bigger meal alongside some stir-fried veggies and soy noodles. 

5. Airy Fryer Shrimp

Who doesn’t like a good air fryer meal? This air fryer shrimp recipe is incredibly quick to make, very easy, and doesn’t make a ton of dishes to clean.

You can make this low-carb recipe using either fresh or frozen shrimp. This recipe suggests large peeled and deveined shrimp, but alternatively, you can use fully peeled ones.

What makes this recipe both unique and delicious, is that it uses “Old Bay Seasoning” which is a flavorful mixture of celery salt, paprika, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.

These spices all beautifully complement and elevate the natural ocean flavors of the shrimp. 

6. Citrus Shrimp Avocado Salad

If you are looking for some healthy salads, try this delicious and refreshing avocado and shrimp salad. This is an age-old flavor pairing, however, with the addition of a citrus vinaigrette, all these incredible flavors pop even more!

This salad can also be prepared in advance and simply stored in the fridge, This will make lunches (or dinners) much easier, stress-free, and even convenient. You can keep this salad in the fridge for up to 3 days!

This is an incredibly filling salad that will leave you stuffed, but begging for more!

7. Shrimp Scallops Cauliflower Risotto

If you are looking for an easy foolproof seafood risotto recipe, definitely start with this one first! This recipe is very playful with its flavor pairings, but they do pay off.

The combination of cauliflower rice, shrimp, and a very creamy and cheesy pasta sauce, is delicious and extremely filling.

The other flavorings are kept minimal and only salt and pepper are used. This way the natural flavors of the ingredients shine through.

And what’s even better is that this cauliflower rice risotto only takes 20 minutes to fully cook!

8. Shrimp PoBoy Sandwich

Saying that we love sandwiches is an understatement, especially if they are incredibly filling and packed with flavor, but still easy and quick to make.

This traditional Vietnamese-style shrimp sandwich, also called the Po Boy Sandwich, combined crispy baked shrimp with a delicious spicy mayo sauce and some fresh shredded lettuce.

It also takes about 15 minutes to make. Start with your shrimp and while they bake, continue preparing the other components. By the time the shrimps are ready you can simply assemble and enjoy!

It is easy to make and can be easily packed up for lunch, or even a picnic!

9. Honey Garlic Shrimp

This recipe is honestly the most convenient we have come across in a long time! You can prepare it using only one pan (meaning fewer dishes to clean), you only use 5 common pantry ingredients, and it is ready in 10 minutes!

All you need is some frozen shrimp, garlic, honey, soy sauce, and some optional sesame seeds for garnish and texture. Simply combine and cook – in mere minutes you have a delicious sweet and sour Chinese takeout dinner!

You can serve these honey shrimp over some Asian noodles, rice, or even some pasta or stir-fry veggies.

10. Spicy Shrimp and Corn Salad

There are few things better than a refreshing shrimp salad, this one however even exceeds that! This is a Mexican-inspired corn and shrimp salad that also incorporates some juicy cherry tomatoes and delicious lime vinaigrette.

Overall it has a very refreshing, slightly spicy, and sweet dish that makes the perfect lunch or dinner. You can even mix up the seasoning to create a ton of different flavor profiles.

This will help shake things up and create multiple dinners from one basic recipe.

Be sure to give it a try at your next spring dinner party! Your guests are guaranteed to love it as much as we do!

11. Honey-Lime Shrimp Taco Salad

Everybody loves tacos, but sometimes they can be very messy and very inconvenient to eat. Luckily, this taco salad recipe takes care of that.

What we love most about this recipe is its delicious marinated shrimp. It uses a very simplistic yet delicious recipe of white wine vinegar, honey, lime juice, oil, and some Dijon mustard.

Once fully marinated, simply grill the shrimp and add it to your salad.

Simply layer some shredded cabbage, cherry tomatoes, juicy bell peppers, spicy jalapeno sliced, and some fresh corn kernels. Crush some crispy nachos and add some avocado. 

When layered properly, you can make this salad in advance and keep any ingredient from becoming soggy or losing its flavor. Delicious, quick and easy, all in one recipe.

12. Easy Grilled Shrimp

Sometimes we just want a simple, uncomplicated, and basic dish like grilled shrimp, but basic doesn’t in any way mean boring!

These grilled shrimp uses simple spices and ingredients that are well balanced to create a slightly spicy, sweet yet salty dish.

It also takes less than 30 minutes to make, while most of the time is spent being marinated. The whole dish can be whipped up in four simple steps; make the marinade, marinate the shrimp, skewer, and grill.

Make sure to have these ready at your next game night, birthday party, and even Christmas dinner!

13. Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

Everybody knows and loves a good cobb salad, and most people already have a tried and tested one.

However, you have to try this easy shrimp cobb salad. It is incredibly easy, refreshing, and makes a fantastic accompaniment to barbeques or date night dinners.

This salad consists of some mixed green leaves, some blue cheese, spicy red onion, creamy ripe avocado, juicy vine tomatoes some bacon, cucumber, and lastly, of course, the hard-boiled eggs.

Combine these with delicious grilled shrimp and a beautifully balanced Dijon mustard buttermilk dressing, and you’ve got magic!

14. Easy Shrimp Scampi

This shrimp scampi recipe is perfect for beginners. This is such an easy and classic dinner, but so few recipes seem to use well-balanced flavors or even provide easy-to-follow instructions.

This recipe is easy, quick, and literally uses a few basic ingredients like shrimp, spices like salt, pepper, and oregano, and a basic sauce that consists of butter, lemon juice, and olive oil.

You can serve this scampi over pasta, slices of bread, or rice.

15. Creamy Shrimp Salad Bites

So far we have covered some salad recipes and some snacks recipes, but we haven’t yet combined these! This is a fantastic shrimp salad snack or appetizer that is easy to make, easy to serve, and easy to eat.

This delicious bite can be served in Belgian endive lettuce cups. However, you can probably use any type of lettuce cup you can find.

The filling consists of delicious creamy shrimp filling. This filling balances the tangy and sweet flavors of mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard. The addition of celery, red onion, and fresh dill finishes off the salad cups well.

You can also make these snacks in advance and simply assemble them at the last minute – it will save you a ton of time!

16. Baked Coconut Shrimp Wonton Cups

If you like coconut-baked shrimp but are looking for something just a little bit different, these are it. They are incredibly cute bite-sized snacks and also make great appetizers, additions to platters, and even starters.

These wonton shrimp cups look incredibly fancy and complicated but are actually easy and simple to make. Line a tray with a wonton sheet, add your shrimp and coconut mixture and bake!

In less than 30 minutes you can have these delicious snacks too. And you can even make them in advance. Simply reheat them when you are ready to serve them, or alternatively you can serve them cold.

17. Cajun Shrimp Pasta

We just love a good hearty and filling pasta. This Cajun shrimp pasta brings delicious flavors together. This recipe uses deliciously marinated shrimp that get pan-fried for those crispy charred textures.

You can use any type of paste you like, but we prefer the fettuccine like the recipe suggests.  Once the pasta has been cooked and the shrimp fried, you can lastly sauté the Cajun seasoned onions and bell peppers.

Add all of the sauce ingredients and allow it to simmer before adding the essential handful of parmesan cheese. Delicious spicy and semi-sweet shrimp pasta in less than 30 minutes!

18. Shrimp Fried Rice

This is another incredibly quick and easy takeout dinner that you can make in the comfort of your own home! 

All you need is some frozen prepared shrimp, some rice (you can even use some leftover rice to make it more convenient), some frozen vegetables, and lastly some soy sauce.

Combine all of these ingredients and just like that, a delicious quick 15-minute dinner.

The main reason we love this recipe so much is its versatility and flexibility.

You can easily substitute virtually every component of the recipe to make it different every night. You can use different types of rice and vegetables.

There are literally thousands of different flavor combinations you can try with this easy frozen shrimp recipe.

19. Corn and Shrimp Chowder

With winters getting colder and colder, everyone needs at least one good seafood soup recipe. This shrimp corn chowder is definitely a labor of love.

By that, we don’t necessarily mean that it is complicated to make, but rather that it takes some time.

The upside to that though is that you can make a big pot in advance which saves you a ton of time when prepping lunches or dinners. Simply remove the pre-made soup from the fridge, reheat and eat!

This chowder contains well-balanced and very simple ingredients.

There are of course the shrimp and corn kernels, but also a ton of spices, herbs, and aromatic vegetables like garlic and onion. The potatoes bulk it up nicely and make it much more filling.

20. Shrimp and Vegetable Skillet

This shrimp and rainbow veggie skillet is very quick and easy to make and can be served as lunch or dinner. You can dish it out with some flavored rice, on some pasta, or even as is with a refreshing dressing.

You can easily adapt the flavors and choose to make them spicy or without any spice. You can also easily adjust the vegetables used, and make your meal in advance.

21. Zucchini Noodle Shrimp Stir-Fry

This is a delicious and surprisingly easy Asian dinner. It looks very fancy and will definitely impress your guests when in actual fact it only uses simple ingredients and well-balanced flavors.

You only need some zucchini noodles, onions, carrots, bell pepper, sugar snap peas, and finally some shrimp. These ingredients are fried in a delicious soy dressing and served either hot or cold.

And did we mention it is incredibly low in calories? Yes, there are only about 350 calories per serving, making it a healthy and tasty meal option.

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