20 Delicious Ways to Make Shrimp for Dinner TonightKelsey Banfield
Shrimp is one of my favorite things to pick up at the store in a pinch. It can be served any number of ways and is always a healthy, easy meal. Since it is available year-round it can be used for hearty winter dinners and healthy summer eats. In many ways it is one of the most versatile sources of protein out there. If you are looking for some great, easy dinners featuring shrimp, look no further. These inexpensive, delicious dishes are just what you need to inspire you to get shrimp on the table for dinner tonight!
20 Delicious Ways to Eat Shrimp for Dinner 1 of 21
Click through for quick and healthy shrimp recipes you can enjoy for dinner tonight!
Deconstructed Spicy Shrimp Sushi 2 of 21
If you like shrimp sushi but don't have time to make it try this great recipe for deconstructed sushi. It is a snap to pull together and is a great shrimp meal that everyone loves.
Photo: Brooke McLay
Spicy Sausage Avocado and Shrimp Eggrolls 3 of 21
This recipe makes it so easy to enjoy classic eggrolls at home. These are stuffed with spicy sausage, shrimp, and avocado, the perfect spicy-sweet-cool flavor combination.
Photo: Nicole Presley
Beer-Battered Coconut Shrimp 4 of 21
When you are in the mood for crispy, crunchy fried shrimp, make this version! The flavor will transport you straight to the tropics and you'll love how easy they are to make.
Photo: Julie VR
Spicy Roast Shrimp & Broccoli 5 of 21
This easy shrimp and broccoli dish is a great lightened-up lunch or dinner. It is flavored with warm spices, a hint of heat, and a big squeeze of lemon juice.
Photo: Julie VR
Marinated Ginger Garlic Shrimp 6 of 21
For a simple grilled shrimp meal, marinate the shrimp in a spicy, garlicky sauce and spear it on skewers. This is a great easy meal for warm weather. Or, if you just can't wait for summer, grill them indoors on a stovetop grill pan.
Photo: Laura Levy
Shrimp & Crab Quesadillas 7 of 21
This surprising twist on a Tex-Mex favorite is perfect for a shrimptastic dinner. It is also kid-friendly and is a great way to introduce them to new and interesting seafood flavors.
Photo: Angie McGowan
Blueberry Shrimp Salad with Lemon Dressing 8 of 21
For a healthy, easy dinner make this satisfying dinner salad with shrimp. It is full of healthy ingredients and topped with a bright lemony dressing.
Photo: Angie McGowan
Pasta with Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Lemon Vinaigrette 9 of 21
This refreshing pasta dish is a welcome healthy meal when tomatoes are in season. Slice them up and serve them with shrimp and fresh basil tossed with a tangy lemon vinaigrette.
Photo: Sheri Silver
Shrimp Tempura 10 of 21
Shrimp tempura may be a restaurant favorite, but now you can make it at home. This easy recipe shows you how to replicate your favorite crispy fried shrimp with ease. Don't forget your favorite dipping sauce on the side!
Photo: Namiko Chen
Rock Shrimp Cobb Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing 11 of 21
Shrimp is delicious to eat on salads. Give your favorite classic Cobb salad a twist by adding rock shrimp. Dress it all with a tropical coconut milk dressing and enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Photo: Alejandra Ramos
BBQ Shrimp, Broccoli, and Cheesy Quinoa Bowl 12 of 21
BBQ shrimp is not only great for eating at the picnic table. For a new, healthy dish, toss it with broccoli and serve on top of a bowl of cheesy quinoa.
Photo: Brianne Izzo
Spicy Cilantro Shrimp 13 of 21
This is the ultimate in quick, spicy shrimp dishes. Make the sweet spice paste and toss it with shrimp for an easy healthy meal. If you want more heft, you can even serve it over noodles or rice.
Photo: Valentina Wein
Pad Thai with Shrimp 14 of 21
If you are in the mood for Thai food but don't want to get take-out, simply make your favorite dish at home. This awesome Pad Thai is made with shrimp and is packed with the classic Thai flavor you know and love.
Photo: Judy Purcell
Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Crema 15 of 21
If you are in the mood for Tex-Mex, make these terrific tostadas that are full of fresh shrimp and spicy southwestern flavor. Dollop a generous portion of avocado crema for a cooling effect.
Photo: Milisa Armstrong
Shrimp & Feta Pasta 16 of 21
Shrimp pairs beautifully with lots of Mediterranean flavors. Make this easy pasta recipe and enjoy the bits of fresh asparagus and tang of feta cheese.
Photo: Lisa Huff
Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice 17 of 21
For a classic Chinese meal featuring shrimp, make this terrific fried rice. Jeanette knows exactly how to make it so it tastes even better than the restaurant version.
Photo: Jeanette Chen
Baked Bang Bang Shrimp 18 of 21
It is much easier than you think to recreate a classic shrimp restaurant dish at home. These bang-bang shrimp are baked, not fried, to crispy perfection and taste exactly like what you are used to ordering.
Photo: Gina Matsoukas
Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad 19 of 21
Shrimp are a classic summer roll ingredient. For your own twist on summer rolls, (which of course can also be made in the winter!) unwrap them and serve up everything in one bowl, salad-style.
Photo: Faith Safarini
Shrimp & Tomato Kebobs 20 of 21
Get your shrimp on the grill! These shrimp kebobs are a snap to prepare and taste amazing for a light meal. You can even save the cooked food and reheat it for lunch the next day.
Photo: Aimee Bourque
Chile-Lime Shrimp Naan Wraps 21 of 21
Make your shrimp into a delicious sandwich by wrapping it up in naan. The shrimp is seasoned with chile lime, and is light and refreshing.
Photo: Isabella Boucher