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Cajun Shrimp

When it comes to fitting into practically any cuisine, shrimp is quite a catch! Not only does it take on the flavors around it wonderfully, but its own delicate flavor does nothing but add to the “YUM” factor of any meal. So whether you’re cooking Asian, Italian, Latin or other, the odds are always good that shrimp will make an excellent protein!

To prove to you the amazing versatility of shrimp, here are 7 of the best shrimp recipes out there.

 

General Tso’s Shrimp

General Tsos Shrimp

As tasty as this dish may be, the best part about it has to be its 10 minute timeframe! Featuring all the authentic ingredients needed for that uniquely tangy-sweet-spicy sauce, you will need an assortment of Asian sauces for this recipe. But with how fast, easy and downright delicious it is, it’s worth stocking the pantry for! Serve this weeknight delight over rice, veggies, salad or zucchini noodles!

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Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp

Just like the rest of Cajun cuisine, this shrimp dish packs mega flavor with simple preparation method. Boil pasta, sauté shrimp, sauté veggies, mix with drained pasta and voila – Dinner! Not only is this easy recipe filled with delectable shrimp, but bell pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes too. Served atop your favorite pasta, this dish is nutritionally complete and ready in about 30 minutes. A true win-win-win!

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Jalapeño Shrimp

Jalapeño Shrimp

A delectable combo of shrimp, jalapeños and red onion, this Mexican-inspired dish packs a punch! Served over rice then topped with salsa verde, the subtle yet identifiable taste of the tomatillo does an excellent job of soothing the spice of the jalapeño and red onion. Not only is this a great dish on its own, but swap that rice for a tortilla and you’ve got some bangin’ authentic Mexican tacos. Delicioso!

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Old Bay Shrimp Salad

Old Bay Shrimp Salad

In this awesomely easy shrimp salad, mayonnaise is seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, white wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. From there, add in cooked, cleaned and cooled shrimp with diced celery (you could also add onion, carrot and any other crunchy vegetables) and before your eyes you have a tasty-as-can-be shrimp salad perfect for enjoying:
– on a sandwich
– in a lettuce boat
– over salad
– with crackers

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Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp Cakes

Further affirming that any “cake” is probably awesome, these shrimp cakes are the answer to your “what’s for dinner?” prayers! All you need is raw and cleaned shrimp, mozzarella cheese, egg, mayo, flour and your favorite spices to make these tasty treats. Just mix, form into patties and cook for 3 minutes per side in a skillet! Complete with a recipe for a simple Lemon Aioli to pair, enjoy these patties as a tasty snack, lunch or side dish with dinner!

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Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

Talk about flavor! It’s amazing what a sauce this simple can do for a dish! In this creamy Thai dish, shrimp and an array of vegetables are served in a coconut curry made with cayenne pepper, lime juice, grated ginger, minced garlic, curry powder, cumin, coriander and turmeric. Simply saute your veggies in the seasonings, add and bring coconut milk to a simmer. From there, you actually cook the shrimp in the curry sauce, where it will absorb all of that awesome flavor. After your sauce thickens and the flavors set, serve over white rice with cilantro for a dinner perfect for those days you’re in the mood for something “a little different”!

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Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

Hawaiian Garlic Butter Shrimp

Thanks to its Asian influence, Hawaiian cuisine is excellent at melding sweet with savory for a flavor experience like none-other. Requiring your basic[ally everything delicious] ingredients, all you need is lots of butter, garlic and the right combination of spices to make this shrimp scampi-esk Hawaiian dish! Made entirely on the stove top, you’ll want to take into account the time you want the shrimp to marinade. When ready, dredge your shrimp lightly in flour before sautéing in garlic butter. Finishing with a gourmet touch of white wine and lemon juice, simply garnish with parsley and serve with rice and pineapple. You’ll be saying “momona loa” in no time!

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August 15, 2019