These Are The 14 Shrimp Recipes Our Chefs Are Making All Summer

Jun 23, 2023

shrimp recipes for summer

From barbecues and backyard gatherings to light and refreshing meals at home, shrimp recipes are a staple of summertime dining.

Well-loved for their versatility, shrimp are great prepared in a variety of cooking methods—marinated and grilled for kebabs, steamed and then chilled for zesty salads, or sauteed and folded into flavorful pastas. They’re also incredibly easy and quick to cook, with most shrimp recipes coming together in 10 minutes or less.

If you’re looking for the best shrimp recipes to mix up your menu in these warmer months, we’ve got you covered! Here’s 14 of our chef-approved favorites to keep you satisfied all summer long.


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Shrimp Fajitas

Celebrate the bold flavors of Mexico with this classic fajita recipe.

Quickly marinated then sautéed with colorful bell peppers and onions, the shrimp becomes a flavorful centerpiece for assembling your sizzling fajitas. Serve them with warm tortillas, fresh guacamole and salsa for a festive and customizable meal that will satisfy both your cravings and your love for bold and delicious flavors.

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Grilled Shrimp with Lime and Chile-Cilantro Butter

Enjoy a burst of vibrant flavors with this grilled shrimp recipe featuring a zesty lime and chile cilantro butter.

The shrimp are grilled to perfection, then generously coated with a mouthwatering blend of tangy lime, spicy chile and fragrant cilantro-infused butter. Use this dish as an appetizer or a main course—these are sure to impress your guests and delight your taste buds.

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Grilled Citrus Marinated Shrimp

Each bite of this grilled citrus-marinated shrimp recipe is a delightful combination of bright and lively flavors, making them a perfect choice for summer gatherings, backyard barbecues or as a versatile protein for salads and tacos.

Fresh ginger gives an extra kick to this dish, enhancing the flavor and aromatic qualities that really draw you in.

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Perfectly Grilled Shrimp

It doesn’t get much simpler than this easy grilled shrimp recipe, coming together in less than 10 minutes!

Made with classic ingredients like lemon, oil, and salt and pepper, the natural sweetness of the shrimp shines through. Whether enjoyed as a standalone appetizer or as a protein-packed addition to salad or pasta—or in shrimp tacos, our personal favorite—these perfectly grilled shrimp are a crowd-pleasing choice for any occasion.

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Grilled Chipotle Lime Shrimp

Take your tastebuds on a flavor-packed journey with this grilled chipotle-lime shrimp recipe.

Tender shrimp are marinated in a blend of smoky chipotle peppers,and tangy lime juice. Grilled to perfection, they develop a charred exterior and a juicy, succulent interior. With each bite, savor the fiery kick of the chipotle and the zesty brightness of the lime, which imparts a delicate balance of flavors that will leave you craving more.

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Salt Block Honey-Black Pepper Shrimp

Prepare for a culinary adventure with this delectable recipe for salt block honey-black pepper shrimp.

Grilled (or baked) on a heated salt block, the shrimp develop a delicate crust and absorb subtle mineral notes, adding a touch of complexity to each bite. The coating of the honey mixture is what gives the true flavor to this dish though, creating a caramelization that makes these a delectable treat guests will keep coming back to.

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Grilled Tamarind Shrimp

This grilled shrimp recipe combines chipotle, lime juice, honey, oil, cilantro, salt and a somewhat unique ingredient—tamarind—in a dressing mixture to give the shrimp a nice coating of flavor before being caramelized over an open flame.

Tamarind offers a delicious though unexpected flavor profile that strikes the perfect balance of tangy and sweet, complementing the smoky notes from the open-fire and making it a must-try recipe for seafood and flavor enthusiasts alike.

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Fresh Tagliatelle with Grilled Shrimp, Lemon, and Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Tender grilled shrimp are complemented by the bright citrusy notes of lemon, salty olives and the burst of sweetness from the cherry tomatoes in this seafood pasta recipe.

The silky strands of tagliatelle perfectly capture the savory sauce, creating a pasta dish that is both satisfying and refreshing. With its combination of fresh ingredients and simple preparation, this recipe is sure to become a favorite for any pasta and seafood lover.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Salsa Verde Dipping Sauce

Elevate your appetizer game with tasty prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, served with a tangy salsa verde dipping sauce.

Shrimp are delicately wrapped in salty prosciutto, creating a delightful contrast of flavors and textures. Roasted on a baking sheet, the prosciutto becomes crispy while the shrimp remain juicy and tender.

Dip each delectable bite into the tangy and herbaceous salsa verde—made of parsley, capers, fresh lemon, garlic and anchovies that’s pulsed quickly in a food processor—for a burst of freshness that perfectly complements the savory goodness.

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Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad

You can’t go wrong with the fresh summer flavors like grilled corn, creamy avocado, vibrant herbs and of course, sweet and snappy shrimp.

Served chilled over a bed of your favorite greens, this dish is perfect for a sophisticated lunch or a casual dinner at home—bursting with color, textures and flavor.

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Seafood Chowder with Clams, Scallops, Shrimp and Cod

A rich seafood stock (simmered for 30 minutes in a stock pot) acts as the base to this recipe—which is packed with an array of fishmonger favorites.

The depth of flavor is taken even deeper with the creamy chowder, which is packed with savory flavors like onion, potatoes and celery, salty bacon and fresh herbs. Each spoonful is a delightful combination of briny flavors and velvety texture, making this seafood chowder a perfect choice for a cozy dinner on a chilly evening or a special gathering with loved ones.

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Lemon Oregano Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

Elevate your grilling game with these delectable shrimp skewers, perfectly cooked on a grill or grill pan for a burst of summer flavors.

This seafood favorite is tossed in a simple dressing of oil, lemon juice and oregano before throwing them on the grill to develop a slightly charred and smoky exterior.

Served alongside a zesty chimichurri dipping sauce of red wine vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, parsley and herbs, these lemon oregano shrimp skewers are a show-stopping addition to any summer gathering or backyard barbecue, capturing the essence of the season in every irresistible bite.

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Classic Shrimp and Grits

Indulge in the comforting flavors of the South with this classic shrimp and grits recipe.

Succulent shrimp are cooked alongside bacon, with mushrooms, garlic and shallots sauteed in the leftover bacon fat to  create a flavorful base. This recipe is taken up a notch with the homemade shrimp stock—made with the leftover shrimp shells, veggies and peppercorns—which, alongside sherry and spices, helps deglaze the pan into a rich sauce.

Served over a bed of creamy, cheesy grits that melt in your mouth, this dish is a true Southern food experience that will keep you coming back for another helping.

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Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho

Succulent grilled shrimp take center stage in this chilled soup, adding a smoky and savory note to the vibrant flavors.

This gazpacho is super easy to prepare, made primarily in a blender from ultra-ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, bell peppers and fragrant herbs. Topped with grilled shrimp and a drizzle of olive oil, this refreshing soup is a perfect balance of textures and flavors, offering a cooling and satisfying dish for hot summer days.

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