20 shrimp recipes for dinner! Soups to fried rice, sheet pan meals to pasta dishes. If you love shrimp as much as we do, you're going to love these recipes. Nutritional information and Weight Watchers SP included.
I've been a sucker for shrimp recipes ever since I was a kid. My mum is allergic to shellfish, so we didn't eat it at home. Whenever we went out to eat, my dad and I would take the opportunity to eat as much shrimp and crab as was socially appropriate. When I was a kid, that translated to shrimp cocktails, but now I love to incorporate shrimp into soups, stir-fries, pasta salads and even sheet pan meals.
Lucky for me, my kids and husband feel the same way, which means that shrimp finds it way into our weekly meal plans at least every couple of weeks. Like most of you, I'm trying to get meals on the table quickly during the week. With it's speedy cooking time, shrimp falls right in line with that plan!
How long should I cook shrimp?
- One of the keys to cooking shrimp is to not overcook it. If you've ever had a rubbery shrimp, you know what I mean! That is the direct result of overcooking.
- When blanching the shrimp in salted water, large shrimp cook in about 1 minute. I typically use this method when incorporating the shrimp into a pasta salad. Once cooked, strain the shrimp and immediately plunge it into a bowl of ice water to stop it from cooking further.
- When cooking in a skillet or on the grill, cook the shrimp over medium-high heat to achieve a nice seared texture. One to 2 minutes per side usually does the trick.
If you make any of these recipes, I'd love to see them on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I'll be sure to find your photo.
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OMG I luv shrimp!!! Tnks for sharing