Have a bag of frozen shrimp in your freezer and don’t know what to do with them? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled 25 of our best-loved frozen shrimp recipes that are simple and easy to make in your kitchen at home!
Shrimp is one of the most versatile and delicious products of the sea it’s no wonder they’re enjoyed in many different ways worldwide and known for their juicy flavor.
Whether fried, dried, broiled, boiled, seared, baked, or poached, shrimp is a mouthwatering treat that’s easy to find and usually simple enough to cook.
Over the past 50 years, global production of fish and seafood has quadrupled.
This tasty crustacean isn’t becoming any less popular.
But what to do with frozen shrimp?
Never fear! If you’re on your way home with a bag of frozen prawns you just bought in a panic, or you’re nervously eyeing the bag that’s been in your freezer for over a week, we’ve got you.
We’ve got the ideas to help you understand what to make with frozen shrimp for yourself, your family, or even guests if you’re feeling brave.
Shrimp or prawns can make a delicious appetizer, beef up a family pasta or salad meal, and even be a quick and easy afternoon snack.
We’re warning you now – some of these recipes are addicting!
Don’t blame us if your family keeps begging you to make these recipes using frozen shrimp or if you find yourself eating a meal meant for the family all by yourself!
Shrimp can even be made into dishes you’d be proud to serve to guests like the Creamy Shrimp Gnocchi with Spinach or the Shrimp Aguachile with Mango.
Check out these 23 delectable shrimp recipes to get you started: everything from tasty shrimp stuffed avocados to flavorful beer boiled shrimp and even classic shrimp cocktails – we’ve got you covered!
Shrimp Tacos With Garlic Avocado Crema might seem complicated, but it’s actually one of the most unchallenging ideas for frozen shrimp on our list.
This recipe is perfect whether you’ve got kids at home or want a simple, no-frills meal to make after a long day at work.
Almost all of the ingredients come from the freezer or the fridge and there is nothing in this recipe you should have to run to the store for.
This recipe calls for a pound of frozen shrimp, olive oil, fresh garlic, limes, avocado, and vegetables to make the slaw, along with sour cream, queso fresco, and mild tomatillo salsa.
This frozen shrimp recipe is quick enough for a weekday meal and nice enough to feed the family on the weekends.
This Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp recipe will turn that leftover bag of frozen shrimp into a delicious appetizer or dinner for two.
Are you looking for the fastest shrimp meal ever?
Precooked shrimp recipes already take the stress out of cooking, and with this air fryer recipe, your precooked shrimp will be hot and tender in five minutes.
If you’re using raw frozen shrimp, all you need to do is cook the shrimp for ten minutes total in your air fryer on 400F.
When using the air fryer, you don’t even need to thaw your shrimp they can go straight from the freezer bag into the fryer.
Shrimp are easy to cook in the skillet and taste delicious when marinated in this cajun seasoning.
This recipe calls for frozen shrimp (either cooked or uncooked), but you will need to thaw them.
For this recipe, we recommend buying deveined pre-shelled shrimp to shorten the time spent in the kitchen.
Skillet Cajun Shrimp cooks fast, with each shrimp – you can do a pan full at a time – cooking in under five minutes.
This Shrimp Scampi is one of our favorite frozen cooked shrimp recipes and only takes 30 minutes to prep and cook.
Who doesn’t love a chance to do fewer dishes?
This instant pot shrimp scampi all cooks in the instant pot with olive oil, shallots, dry white wine, angel hair pasta, chicken broth, and parmesan cheese adding flavor to the pasta and the shrimp.
For extra zest, add some fresh parsley, lemon juice, and crushed red pepper flakes to your plate.
Shrimp Stir-Fry is a classic weeknight meal for penny-pinching college students or moms looking for a kid-friendly dinner.
It only takes 20 minutes to throw the entire meal together and cook it, and it all cooks in one pan.
The recipe calls for frozen shrimp, and you can even use frozen veggies to speed up your prep time even more.
This shrimp stir fry may be perfect for someone with food allergies, as the recipe is gluten and dairy-free.
Garlic And Shrimp Zucchini Noodles are a fresh take on your usual seafood pasta dish.
Made in one pan in under 30 minutes the recipe calls for 20 large peeled and deveined shrimp.
You can find peeled and deveined frozen shrimp at your local market.
Also, 20 large shrimp is less than a pound, so you’ll have some leftovers for when your family begs you to make it again.
If you’re looking for an easy frozen shrimp recipe for your next date night, family dinner, or game night, look no further.
Sheet Pan Teriyaki Shrimp is simple to prep and make and packs a punch of succulent teriyaki flavor.
Plus it’s an easy way to sneak more fruits and vegetables into your (or your kid’s) dinner.
Take a 31/35 count bag of frozen shrimp, thaw, and pop them on the sheet pan covered in teriyaki sauce, add pineapple and the veggie of your choice, and serve over rice or a la carte.
This easy Shrimp Fried Rice will seriously make you rethink ordering takeout on your next night at home.
Instead, recreate your favorite with a pound of frozen small deveined shrimp, cooked rice, spices, and soy sauce.
Add frozen peas, corn, and carrots for a veggie boost, and the entire dish comes together in just 20 minutes.
Shrimp can make a delicious and juicy addition to any salad, especially this undemanding cajun shrimp salad recipe.
The recipe only has six ingredients, plus an easy-to-whip-up salad dressing and some salt and pepper.
Thaw your frozen shrimp while chopping up your veggies, sear them in the pan for two minutes on each side and add them to your salad bowl. Delicious!
Creamy Pesto Shrimp is another 30-minute meal that makes a quick and tasty lunch or dinner.
The recipe calls for frozen raw shrimp, so remember to cook them thoroughly on both sides until the shrimp are pink before stirring in the pesto.
You can make homemade pesto, but it’s also easy to find at the grocery store.
Once the shrimp is cooked you can serve them with pasta, rice, veggies, or anything else that sounds good.
Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp is a mouthwatering appetizer and will wow your family, guests, and friends when served at a dinner party.
They’re easily found at your local big grocery store, like Walmart, Fred Meyer, or Safeway.
Lay the coconut shrimp in your air fryer, cook them for five minutes, flip them and cook for another 5-8 minutes until they’re as crispy as you like them.
Serve with whatever dipping sauce you prefer!
Look here for what to serve with your coconut shrimp if you’re looking for some ideas.
12. Garlic Shrimp
This simple Garlic Shrimp recipe takes only 10 minutes to make and is full of spice and juicy flavor.
This recipe calls for shell and deveined tail-on frozen shrimp, lemon juice, minced garlic, unsalted butter, and cayenne pepper.
You can serve these delectable shrimp with garlic bread, pasta, or sauteed veggies.
13. Blackened Shrimp
Blackened Shrimp take only ten minutes in the pan, and the seasoning is made up of things you’ll already have in your pantry.
This is the perfect recipe for the bag of frozen shrimp that’s been sitting in the back of your freezer, turn it into a crisp and tender meal that will impress everyone at home.
Eat these shrimp with guacamole and lime, or enjoy them with lemony pasta noodles.
14. Shrimp Ceviche
Shrimp Ceviche is no longer a vacation-only snack.
With this easy recipe, you can turn frozen shrimp into a delicacy that takes you right back to the beach.
Using frozen cooked shrimp, lemon and lime juice, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cucumber, and jalapenos, make the ideal party food or potluck offering.
15. Bang Bang Shrimp
Bang Bang Shrimp is one of the most popular shrimp dishes ever.
Now you can make it at home using a pound of shelled and deveined prawns, Thai sweet chili sauce, and diced cabbage.
The recipe takes only five minutes to prep, and eight to cook so you’ll be ready to eat in 13 minutes or less.
This simple meal will save you time, money, and energy.
Making shrimp in the instant pot is incredibly popular, it works fast and locks the moisture into the shrimp, keeping them juicy.
This shrimp recipe is gluten-free and includes a Disney inspire tomato and garlic sauce that only adds to the inviting flavor of the shrimp.
The meal preps and cooks in only 17 minutes, making it one of the quickest recipes on our list.
This Grilled Shrimp recipe requires peeled and deveined frozen shrimp, which you can find at your local grocer or fish market.
The shrimp marinade is made with fresh lemon juice, honey, minced garlic, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
Simply marinate your shrimp for up to one hour after thawing, and grill them on medium-high heat.
Parmesan is a classic companion to well-cooked succulent shrimp, and it tastes even better in this Garlic Parmesan Shrimp and Broccoli recipe.
You can use frozen shrimp and frozen broccoli in this recipe, which shortens the amount of time you spend preparing your meal.
Made quickly in the oven, all together this recipe takes 25 minutes to put together.
This One-Pan Coconut Curry Shrimp is a flavorful weeknight meal option for one, or for the whole family served over rice or pasta.
The recipe contains bursts of savory ginger and turmeric, and requires 24-30 large shrimp, with their tails and shells removed.
If you have a dairy allergy, this recipe can also be made dairy-free.
Beer Boiled Peel And Eat Shrimp are the ideal party snack, game night appetizer, or movie night meal, they’re fun and pack a load of flavor.
This entertaining snack can be served hot or cold, with lemons or cocktail sauce.
For this recipe, it’s better to buy frozen shells on shrimp that have already been deveined.
Who doesn’t love shrimp cocktail?
Whether you’re looking to make something classy for guests to enjoy, or treating yourself to a night of Netflix and seafood, a shrimp cocktail always goes down like a treat.
This recipe calls for medium-sized frozen shrimp, and to cook them quickly in boiling water for about 3-5 minutes.
Everyone loves seafood pasta, and this Creamy Shrimp Gnocchi With Spinach is no different.
Using a pound of peeled and deveined frozen shrimp, you can create this appetizing and frankly beautiful dish that’s sure to impress guests and the family alike.
Adding a handful of baby spinach and fresh basil ensures that your meal has a bit of a fresh taste to it as well.
Shrimp Aguachile With Mango is a spirited and lively dish, that you can easily make at home using peeled, deveined frozen shrimp.
This recipe does call for a food processor, but a blender can always work in a pinch if you don’t have one.
It also includes jalapenos, garlic, and habanero pepper, so get ready for some spice!
The bottom line
After reading through these 23 fantastic frozen shrimp recipes, which one will you wow your family and friends with tonight?
Let us know what you choose, and how it comes out!
If you’re looking for more meals with shrimp ideas we’ve got you covered and we also have some tasty ideas for appetizers as well.
- Shrimp Tacos With Garlic Avocado Crema
- Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp
- Skillet Cajun Shrimp
- Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi
- Shrimp Stir Fry With Vegetables
- Garlic And Shrimp Zucchini Noodles
- Sheet Pan Teriyaki Shrimp
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Cajun Shrimp Salad
- Creamy Pesto Shrimp
- Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp
- Garlic Shrimp
- Blackened Shrimp
- Shrimp Ceviche
- Bang Bang Shrimp
- Instant Pot Shrimp With Tomato Sauce
- Grilled Shrimp With Honey Marinade
- Garlic Parmesan Shrimp And Broccoli
- One-Pan Coconut Curry Shrimp
- Beer Boiled Peel And Eat Shrimp
- Classic Shrimp Cocktail
- Creamy Shrimp Gnocchi With Spinach
- Shrimp Aguachile With Mango
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