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16 Healthy Recipes with Shrimp

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We're sharing our favorite healthy recipes with shrimp perfect for weeknight meals!

Shrimp is easy and quick to cook and is a healthy protein option rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (good for heart and brain health).

If you like seafood recipes, check out our favorite pescetarian recipes. We hope you enjoy these healthy shrimp recipes as much as we do!

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Lemon Herb Grilled Shrimp

This lemon herb grilled shrimp recipe is the perfect weeknight meal - it's easy to make, full of flavor, and will be popular with the whole family!

Lemon herb grilled shrimp skewers with a halved lemon on a serving platter.

Coconut Shrimp Curry

This delicious creamy coconut shrimp curry recipe is a fantastic and cozy meal!

I'll show you how to make a flavorful coconut curry shrimp with step-by-step instructions.

Coconut shrimp curry with rice in a bowl.

Easy Blackened Shrimp Recipe

This is the best blackened shrimp recipe! It's full of bold flavors and so simple to make. 

Blackened shrimp in a cast iron skillet with a checked dishcloth.

Easy Oven Baked Shrimp Recipe

This simple and tasty baked shrimp recipe is ready in just a few minutes!

If you are looking for an easy but succulent shrimp recipe, then look no further - you're going to love this.

An overhead shot of a baking dish with baked shrimp, topped with parsley, and lemon slices.

Shrimp Summer Rolls

These tasty shrimp summer rolls are made with crunchy cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs. They're fun to make and absolutely delicious.

Four shrimp summer rolls on a white plate next to a bowl of soy peanut dipping sauce.

Grilled Pesto Shrimp

This fantastic pesto shrimp is ridiculously easy to make! It's a great easy dinner idea that everyone will love.

It takes just a few minutes on the grill - you can use an outdoor grill or make it on the stovetop in a grill pan as well.

Pesto grilled shrimp in a white bowl.

Seafood Pasta Recipe with White Wine

This fantastic seafood pasta recipe with white wine and lemon hits all the right flavor notes! It balances tender shrimp with a lovely buttery sauce and tasty angel hair pasta.

Shrimp angel hair pasta in a skillet with a large serving fork and spoon.

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Crispy, crunchy, sweet-and-savory, absolutely addictive—this easy-baked coconut shrimp recipe is a keeper for sure. And a chili-honey dipping sauce pushes the whole thing into genius territory.

Baked coconut shrimp with dipping sauce.

Spicy Shrimp Tostadas

Spicy Shrimp Tostadas are a staple for pool parties for us!! Perfectly spiced shrimp, crispy tortillas, and some shredded lettuce and mango for a bit of texture!

Spicy shrimp tostadas on a cutting board.

Tabbouleh with Grilled Shrimp

This tabbouleh and shrimp recipe is bright and flavorful. A fresh and delicious weeknight meal.

Tabbouleh with grilled shrimp in a light blue bowl.

Roasted Eggplant and Shrimp with Harissa

This healthy shrimp and eggplant traybake recipe is so flavorful!

Roasted eggplant and shrimp on a baking sheet.

Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

These easy, low-carb Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are spicy, light, and delicious topped with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing. Ready in under 15 minutes!

Buffalo shrimp lettuce wraps.

Shrimp Zoodle Bowls

Delicious summer flavors in a shrimp zoodle bowl.

Shrimp zoodle bowls.

Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp

This grilled shrimp is full of Korean flavors.  It's so quick to make!

Honey garlic bbq grilled shrimp bowls.

Lemon Chili Shrimp Quinoa Bowls

A quick and easy lemon-chili shrimp avocado quinoa bowl recipe is great for lunch or dinner, or make them ahead for meal prep!

Lemon shrimp quinoa bowls.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Slaw

The best Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw – ready in about 30 minutes and loaded with flavor and texture.

Spicy shrimp tacos with slaw.

Shrimp FAQs

Are shrimp healthy?

Shrimp are low in carbs and calories and high in protein, Omega-3, and antioxidants (source). They're a healthy and sustainable choice for anyone wanting to have more seafood in their diet.

How to tell if shrimp is done cooking?

Here's what you should look for to see if your shrimp are fully cooked.

  • Color – your shrimp should have pink tails, and the raw, opaque color should become white and no longer translucent.
  • Shape – cooked shrimp will curl into a “C” shape
  • Temperature – the internal temperature of the shrimp should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit with an instant-read thermometer.

How much shrimp per person?

If you're buying unshelled, uncooked shrimp, get 1 pound per person, and if you're getting shelled shrimp, get ½ pound per person.

Are shrimp tails edible?

Shrimp tails are edible but generally not eaten, especially with boiled or sautéed shrimp. Often, people will use the shrimp tail as a handle to hold onto the shrimp while eating it. If people do eat the shrimp tail, it's typically when it's been deep-fried in shrimp tempura.

Can shrimp be refrozen?

Most grocery store shrimp has been frozen and then defrosted to be sold in the seafood case, in which case it cannot be refrozen. Any protein that's been defrosted at some point should not be refrozen. So unless you've bought the shrimp already frozen or caught it yourself, don't put it in the freezer.