Simple And Delicious Shrimp Recipes

If you’re a working adult or busy parent, chances are you’re looking for some tasty dinner recipes that are ready in a jiffy. If you and your family are shrimp connoisseurs, try these homemade alternatives to restaurant options.

1.) Shrimp Scampi

This flavorful recipe calls for only four ingredients and is ready in a flash. Cook 8 ounces of spaghetti according to package directions. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium heat. Add 1 pound large shrimp (peeled and deveined) and cook for 2 minutes or until just starting to turn pink. Add 1 package Scampi Campbells Skillet Sauce, and cook until shrimp are cooked through (about 5 minutes.) Serve over pasta. Garnish with parsley and lemon if desired. This recipe couldn’t be simpler, yet is guaranteed to please! I usually serve it with garlic bread and a green salad. For a light finish to the meal, try chocolate mousse.

2.) Shrimp with Orange and Honey

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 minced garlic clove and cook for 30 seconds. Add 1 pound large shrimp (peeled and deveined). Cook and stir for a few minutes, until the shrimp is beginning to turn pink. Transfer the shrimp to a small bowl and cover to keep warm. Pour ½ cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon joney, and 2 teaspoons soy sauce into the skillet. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Cook 6 ounces Chinese egg noodles (or spaghetti or angel hair pasta) according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Add the shrimp back into the sauce mixture and heat through. Serve over the noodles. Garnish with thinly sliced green onion and cilantro if desired. This recipe serves 4 and is a sweet, tangy meal. My family usually finishes off the meal with sorbert and fresh fruit.

3.) Honey Walnut Shrimp

If you love Panda Express’s honey walnut shrimp, you have to try this copycat recipe! In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup water and 2/3 cup white sugar. Bring to a boil and add ½ cup walnuts. Boil for 2 minutes. Drain. Place on a baking sheet or waxed paper to dry. Beat 4 egg whites in a medium bowl until foamy. Stir in 2/3 cup cornstarch until it becomes somewhat thick. Dip 1 pound large shrimp (peeled and deveined, with tails removed) into the batter. Heat oil in a deep fat fryer and fry shrimp in batches until golden brown (about 5 minutes.) Drain on paper towels. Mix ¼ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 tablespoon canned sweetened condensed milk. Add shrimp and toss to coat with the sauce. Stir in the walnuts and serve immediately. Try some gelato afterwards for the perfect end to the meal. This recipe takes a little extra effort, so you may want to save it for the weekend. It’s so good that it’s worth the extra work, though!

4.) Roasted Basil Butter Parmesan Shrimp

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine 6 tablespoons softened unsalted butter, 3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, and 1-1/4 teaspoons salt in a small bowl. Place butter on a piece of plastic wrap. Set in the fridge to harden. Place 2 pounds large shrimp (peeled and deveined) in a large baking dish. Cover in salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat. Roast for 10-12 minutes (slightly longer or shorter depending on the size of your shrimp). As soon as they are pink, remove them from the oven and slice the hardened basil butter over top. Cover with ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese and additional fresh basil and cilantro; serve immediately. Serve on pasta, crostini or plain. This recipe looks as delicious as it tastes, and is ready in minutes! We finish off the meal with something light such as strawberries and cool whip. For more delicious shrimp recipes, check out Real Simple.

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Kendra Smith is a food blogger who loves trying and creating new recipes.

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