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Simple and Delicious Shrimp Recipes

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You have to love shrimp! So easy to prepare, cooks in just a few minutes, and it’s one of the most versatile seafood ingredients there is. Shrimp is sold many different ways, but frozen, raw shrimp works the best for most recipes. Frozen cooked shrimp is also very easy to find, but you should never cook with already cooked shrimp since they will become mushy and flavorless.

One tip for buying frozen shrimp is to pay attention to the number on the package. This number indicates how many shrimp per pound the package will contain. The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp.

Shrimp Salad with Creamy Fresh Herb Dressing

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This shrimp salad recipe combines sweet shrimp and a creamy fresh herb dressing. Shrimp salad couldn’t be easier to make, as it’s simply tossed together and chilled.

Georgia Shrimp and Grits Recipe

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Shrimp and grits are an old-time southern favorite, and this delicious recipe will show you why it’s so popular. Don’t let the long ingredient list fool you – this shrimp and grits recipe is very simple to make and the prep is minimal.

Pan-Grilled Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

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This barbecued shrimp recipe is great when you want grilled shrimp, but don't feel like building a fire that you are only going to need for five minutes. These barbecued shrimp are seared in a pan, and are cooked in the shell for extra flavor and moistness.

Gilroy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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This garlic shrimp recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the "Garlic Capital of the World." This simple shrimp recipe is a delicious and garlicky classic, and only takes a few minutes to cook.

Shrimp Etouffee Recipe

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This shrimp etouffee recipe is an easy home-style version of the Creole classic. Etouffee recipes are usually served over rice, and can be made with all types of shellfish. Also, the heat in this etouffee recipe is simple to adjust to your tastes.

Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

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This jambalaya recipe is an easy, delicious version of one of America's great dishes. Jambalaya is soul food at its finest - hearty, satisfying, and deeply comforting. There are many variations of this Creole classic, but this sausage and shrimp version is my favorite jambalaya recipe.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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This spicy grilled shrimp recipe is an easy, but impressive, seafood dish. A few hours in the spicy marinade, and these shrimp are ready for the fire. The recipe calls for shell-on shrimp for extra flavor, but these grilled shrimp can be done with peeled ones as well.

10-Minute Shrimp and Bean Stew

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This very nutritious, very fast, shrimp and bean stew recipe is a great dish to whip up when time is short, and you want a light, yet hearty meal. Make sure you have some crusty bread to soak up all the delicious broth the shrimp and beans are simmered in.

Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta Recipe

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Sweet shrimp and fresh asparagus are always great together, and here they combine to make a really delicious seafood pasta sauce recipe.
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