No matter if it’s left over from a seafood boil or you just want to use up some leftover boiled shrimp, there are various recipes you can make with this versatile ingredient.
Make an easy salad for dinner, combine shrimp with pasta for lunch, or use leftover shrimp as a unique ingredient in baked potatoes for an alternative approach to baked spuds – try one of these delicious leftover shrimp recipes today and you won’t regret it!
Sheet pan shrimp boil in the oven
Sheet pan shrimp boil is an easy and delectable way to bring classic Louisiana Cajun cuisine right into your own kitchen. All the ingredients are combined in butter with Old Bay seasoning before baking in the oven – giving each bite its signature depth of flavor without much hassle or fuss!
Serve this with any number of side dishes for an impressive spread, or enjoy it right off the sheet pan! Perfect for feeding a crowd and sure to please!
Traditional shrimp boils involve boiling ingredients in an outdoor pot for several hours before moving them inside to be assembled on a sheet pan for quick and easy assembly and cleanup (just throw away the foil!). Perfect for weeknight dinners!
Serve this delectable shrimp dish family-style or in individual portions; either way it’s sure to delight. The shrimp is succulent and succulent while the potatoes have the perfect crunch from being outside and fluffy on the inside!
While frozen vegetables could certainly work for this recipe, for optimal flavor I recommend cooking your fresh produce from scratch if possible! Doing so will add even more depth of flavor!
For maximum flavor in your shrimp dishes, larger shrimp is your best bet. They won’t dry out during preparation and make for much more succulent bites – look for them at either fish markets or in grocery store seafood sections for best results.
Once your shrimp is finished cooking, you can quickly reheat it by placing it on a sheet pan and warming in the oven until heated through. This method allows for an effortless meal preparation without adding extras – however be careful not to overdo it!
Reheat leftover shrimp without using too much heat with this easy technique! With foil protecting its delicate flesh from overheating during this process.
Add different ingredients to the shrimp to add variety to this dish, such as cherry tomatoes, capers or even roasted broccoli!
Chili lime shrimp
Chili lime shrimp is an easy and flavorful weeknight dinner option, making for perfect pairing with salad or over rice.
The recipe is also ideal for feeding large groups. Use it as the main dish or use its components to make tacos, ramen noodles, pasta and more!
To create this dish, you will need fresh or frozen shrimp, extra-virgin olive oil, lime juice, cumin seeds, smoked paprika flakes, cayenne pepper flakes, garlic powder & salt; you could also add lime zest for extra flavor!
Combine the marinade ingredients and mix to coat the shrimp. Refrigerate before starting your grilling session.
If you’re serving this dish to a group, opt for larger shrimp such as jumbo ones for optimal results. They offer plenty of heartiness while the flavors in your marinade add depth.
Another method for cooking shrimp evenly and plumply is roasting them in the oven. You’ll first need to pre-heat your oven, spray your sheet pan with cooking spray, then add your shrimp for about six to eight minutes in your preheated oven.
Make this recipe ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to add avocado and cilantro for maximum flavor! For optimal results, it is best to add them just before serving for best results!
Alternately, you could marinate shrimp in a bowl before grilling them on a pan – this method is much faster but you must ensure that they don’t overcook!
If you plan on marinating shrimp, be sure to devein them first as this step can remove any potential toxins from their flesh.
This Chili Lime Marinade recipe features an exciting combination of spices: chili powder, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt and fresh lime juice – each component serving to elevate its own unique flavors in this mouthwatering recipe! Lime juice helps balance these other elements for an ultra-delectable dish!
Avocado shrimp salad
An avocado salad featuring juicy shrimp and tart dressing makes the ideal summer dish, offering light nutrition while filling you up. Plus, this light meal can serve both as a side or main course!
Make this recipe in advance and store it in the fridge, serving within an hour or two after making so that its flavors don’t dissipate.
This Shrimp Avocado Salad with Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette is an easy and quick dinner or lunch recipe perfect for parties, picnics or weeknight meals. Packed full of fresh vegetables, crunchy prawns and avocado topped off with an irresistibly flavorful citrus balsamic vinaigrette dressing!
Spicy dressing pairs beautifully with crunchy vegetables and sweet fruit that is just ripe enough to remain crisp without becoming overly tart. Serve this Shrimp Avocado Salad on romaine or spinach leaves for optimal results or make it into a taco salad to satisfy a quick lunchtime lunch break!
Assemble your ingredients on a serving platter or bowl and enjoy instantly. For added flair, garnish it with some feta cheese!
For an appealing and delicious main dish, add grilled bread or pita chips as an ideal complement for maximum satisfaction and flavor. Hummus or guacamole add Mediterranean flare!
Prepare this shrimp avocado salad up to one day ahead, making it the ideal dish for any summer party or family get-together. Simply combine all of the salad ingredients, cook and refrigerate shrimp separately and store your dressing separately until serving time arrives.
Preserving this recipe in the fridge for several days will allow you to fully appreciate its flavors without fearing discoloration or oxidization of avocados. Just remember that serving it immediately or else it could become mushy!
When serving this salad at a party, setting up a salad bar allows guests to build their own. Add toppings like sliced carrots, celery sticks, cucumbers, red onions and feta cheese for maximum variety and customization!
Garlic shrimp skewers
Garlic shrimp skewers are an easy and flavorful summer dinner solution! Simply grill, pan fry or bake these tasty appetizers and you have yourself an irresistibly delectable summer dinner!
Shrimp kebabs are an exciting way to enjoy shrimp, especially when marinated with garlic and lemon juice. Additionally, it’s an efficient way to use leftover seafood.
Start off by gathering several key ingredients: oil, garlic, lemon juice, Italian seasonings (such as paprika or sundried tomato powder) paprika as well as salt and pepper. Combine all these items and allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes before refrigerating your product.
Add fresh herbs for an additional kick if desired; parsley works particularly well, while cilantro or mint would also do nicely.
When it’s time for dinner, arrange the shrimp on a bed of lettuce with capers, feta and kalamata olives as an ideal Mediterranean-style dinner. Hummus or guacamole also make great healthy sides!
Add even more shrimp flavor by cooking your skewers in a skillet instead. Just be sure that it has reached medium heat before adding your shrimp so the garlic won’t burn!
These delicious Cajun shrimp make an easy summer dinner! Pair them with grilled vegetables or coconut quinoa for the complete dish.
These crispy baked shrimp make a healthy and tasty alternative to fried ones, perfect for snacking or quickly adding into salads for quick meals on-the-go. Furthermore, this recipe is gluten-free, making it suitable for those with food allergies.
To create your skewers, soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight before threading on raw shrimp. Rinse thoroughly afterward.
Ideal choice is large shrimp for optimal flavor and texture; smaller shrimp could turn mushy when used on skewers and compromise flavor potential.
Add zesty lime juice for an added boost of fresh citrusy flavour that pairs beautifully with Old Bay butter.