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Make shrimp your star starter for a sophisticated way to begin any meal. From shrimp spring rolls to shrimp bisque to crispy, Panko-fried shrimp, we have all the shrimp appetizer recipes you crave.

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By á-4084

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (8 Votes)
Shrimp Summer Rolls with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 5
Cooking time 10

  • 2 ounces uncooked rice vermicelli noodles
  • 12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (8-ounces)
  • 4 (8-inch) round rice paper sheets
  • 1/2 cup Napa (Chinese) cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 16 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 small Serrano chile, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce

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  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 small celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 mini soft dinner rolls (each about 1 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch; such as Martin's potato rolls or King's Hawaiian)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup celery leaves or crushed potato chips
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  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled
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  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
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Inspired by the spicy shrimp dishes in New Orleans, this Barbecue Shrimp Dip is a winner and very easy to prepare

  • Special equipment:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 1/4 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails removed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped and loosely packed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Crackers and crunchy rustic bread for serving
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Easy to prepare, this elegant Shrimp Bisque recipe is rich and full of great flavors

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 medium onions, minced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 celery stalk, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 quart milk, heated
  • 3 tablespoons Mederia wine
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp, diced
4.4/5 (87 Votes)

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Beer and pancake mix as a shrimp batter? Pure genius! These coconut shrimp are quick-fried to stay crispy on the ou...

  • 1/2 pound unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
  • 3/4 cup pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Vegetable oil
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This salad is a little sweet, a little sour, a little smoky, and very flavorful

  • BACON VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 3 to 4 slices bacon, cooked and minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon course ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hickory flavored liquid smoke
  • SHRIMP:
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground (rubbed) sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 20 to 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ROASTED RED PEPPER:
  • 1 large red pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 16 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
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  • 35 to 40 (6-inch) wooden skewers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, about 35 to 40 large shrimp
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Shrimp marinated in lemon, garlic, parsely and then grilled

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
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These shrimp poppers are a great appetizer, so good i could eat them as a meal! A golden crispy coating covers thes...

  • 20 medium shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 10 bacon strips
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Hushpuppies are a popular side dish in the Southern tradition, But you can love them no matter where you live

  • 7 ounces cooked shrimp
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 whole small vidalia onion, minced
  • 3 whole celery stalks minced
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4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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This shrimp dip is the perfect centerpiece for your appetizer platter of chips, crackers and or veggie sticks

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice and zest 1 lemon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, divided
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4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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Looking for a quick and easy appetizer spread? This Shrimp Spread Recipe is for you! A mixture of cream cheese, sou...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 12 ounces frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 3 green onions with tops, sliced
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4.8/5 (9 Votes)

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Shrimp and Crab dip is a favorite! Serve with crackers, pita chips or sturdy potato chips

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 (6-ounce) can crab meat, drained
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can small shrimp, drained
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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These shrimp poppers are a great appetizer, so good i could eat them as a meal! A golden crispy coating covers thes...

  • 20 medium shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 10 bacon strips
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
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  • Oil for deep-fat frying
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