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10 Easy Shrimp Dishes To Make in 30 Minutes or Less

This ocean bottom-dweller should go to the top of your list of ideas for “What should I cook for (insert any time/meal/occasion)?”. Shrimp is quick, convenient, and always feels like a bit of a treat! Shrimply the best ingredient to cook with!
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Can we agree that shrimp is the most underappreciated protein source out there? Rich in protein, vitamins, and antioxidants this pink crustacean is often overlooked and replaced with yet another chicken dish… Let’s do better! Get excited and try Asian, Caribbean, Italian, and South American shrimp flavors. You just can’t go wrong with shrimp!

Whether you’re wondering “What to make for a dinner party?” or “What can I make instead of chicken?”, or maybe “What can I cook with shrimp in under 30 minutes?” we have an answer for you right here. This shrimp-inspired recipe compilation has a dish for any occasion. What they all have in common though is they are easy and quick to make.

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Chipotle Shrimp

Chucheman

This creamy and delicious Chipotle shrimp recipe will be ready to serve in 20 minutes. You can’t beat that! Serve it with classic white rice and a pinch of fresh cilantro, over cauliflower rice if you prefer something healthier. Or enjoy with corn tortillas, or with polenta… Serve it with anything you prefer, it’s still delicious!

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Shrimp and Pesto Pasta

Compelled to Cook

Shrimp and pasta are certainly not a unique combination, shrimp alfredo is one of great examples. But there’s something special about simple classic meals. Shrimp and pesto pasta is a perfect choice for a weekday dinner. You can put it together in about 30 minutes and we guarantee your family and friends will love it.

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Coconut Shrimp with Red Curry Sauce

Vodka & Biscuits

25 minutes and you can have yourself some delicious finger food that flies off the plate. Serve it alongside a salad as a meal or as an appetizer. The meal is both quick and incredibly easy to make. A piece of advice though - you might want to double this recipe.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Shrimp Fried Rice

Wok & Skillet

Who doesn’t like fried rice? You can make this shrimp fried rice in less amount of time it would take you to order take-out. Not to mention it’s definitely healthier and tastes loads better! Don’t forget to sprinkle it with fresh scallions! Absolutely delicious!

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Easy Thai Curry Shrimp

Wok & Skillet

Feeling like having some Thai for dinner? Do you want to have thick fragrant homemade Thai curry in front of you in 10 minutes? Yes, just 10 minutes! You have to make it to believe how quick and easy this one is.

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Spicy Miso Shrimp

Compelled to Cook

This Japanese-inspired spicy shrimp combines flavors of miso, garlic, and ginger for that magical umami taste. Have it served in 25 minutes!

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Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Julie Yoon

We love Pad Thai! It’s so filling and flavorful! Did you know that you could get all the ingredients for it in most grocery stores and make it in about 30 minutes? Throw in more bean sprouts instead of noodles and you have yourself a healthier low-cal version.

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Pico de Gallo

Chef'd

Make Taco Tuesday a day for shrimp too! With the perfect balance of sweet and spice, you won’t be able to get enough of these! And, yes, it will not take you longer than half an hour to whip these up.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Shrimp and Potato Pancakes

Cooking with Tovia

Shrimp and potato are a great combination we don’t use enough. These crispy savory pancakes are super simple to make and delicious to eat. Nothing difficult, some salt and pepper, maybe a sprinkle of lemon juice and your family will love it!

Easy Thai Curry Shrimp

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Kung Pao Shrimp

Wok & Skillet

Craving Chinese takeout for dinner? Make this Kung Pao shrimp instead and thank yourself later. This American-Chinese classic will always deliver, flavorful and spicy, you will love it!

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