9 Shrimp Dishes to help Celebrate National Shrimp Day

Posted: May 10, 2022 2:20 pm

Shrimp is delicious, versatile seafood that can be prepared in a variety of ways – it’s perfect for grilling, sautéing, broiling, and even baking. And let’s not forget about its versatility; Shrimp makes an excellent addition to salads, pasta dishes, and even as part of a sandwich.

We’re celebrating National Shrimp Day by putting together a list of recipes that are sure to please any seafood lover.

Below is a list of some of these recipes with their ingredients, followed by directions on how to prepare them:

1. Pumpkin Curry with Shrimp Recipe


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This recipe is perfect for any season, and it just happens to be ideal for our National Shrimp Day. This dish has a little kick with the curry and chili sauce you’ll use. If you’d like a little heat, add more chili sauce or use wasabi paste.


– 1 cup of water
– ¼ cup pumpkin puree
– 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
– ½ teaspoon of salt
– ¼ teaspoon of pepper
– ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder
– 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (16 oz)


Boil the water in a large skillet on high. Once the water is boiling, cook the Shrimp for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir the Shrimp 2 to 3 times while cooking. Remove the shrimp from the skillet, and add the remaining ingredients except the pumpkin puree. Allow this mixture to boil for 15 minutes.
Combine ½ cup of this mixture with the pumpkin puree in a small bowl, and set aside. Add back ½ of the Shrimp you cooked earlier into the large skillet with ⅓ of the sauce you prepared earlier. Turn down your heat to medium-high, and cook until most of the liquid is gone. Add the remaining sauce to the Shrimp in the skillet.
Stir in the pumpkin puree mix and the other ½ of the Shrimp—Cook for 2 minutes, or until the shrimp is thoroughly cooked. Serve the Shrimp with rice or quinoa, if desired.

2. Shrimp Tacos

Let’s move to the land of tacos with this recipe. This recipe is quick, easy, and healthy enough to make throughout the week.


– 1 lb large Shrimp (16 oz), peeled and deveined
– ½ cup sliced red bell pepper
– ½ cup sliced yellow bell pepper
– ¼ cup tomato salsa
– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
– 2 teaspoons chili sauce
– 3-4 small flour tortillas


Marinate shrimp in a bit of lime juice for 15 minutes. Heat a wok or large skillet to high heat. Add the shrimp, bell pepper and salsa, cilantro, and chili sauce. Sauté for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Warm tortillas by wrapping them in a damp kitchen towel that has been heated in the microwave while Shrimp is sizzling in your skillet
Place the tortilla on a plate or platter, and top with the shrimp mixture. Roll the tortilla into a tight cigar shape using one hand while holding onto it with your other hand. You may warm the tortillas slightly in the microwave if you need to.
Finally, garnish with a little more salsa if desired.

3. Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

This is a straightforward recipe, and it’s delicious!


-2 lbs. deveined
-peeled and large Shrimp
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 cloves garlic or 1 tsp. minced Garlic
-1 cup zucchini or green zucchini pasta noodles (as directed by package directions)
-8 oz. Romano Parmesan cheese (as required by package directions)


Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; sauté for about 1 minute.
Add the shrimp and cook, often stirring, until the shrimp are just opaque throughout.
Meanwhile, pour another Drizzle of butter into a large pot with 1 cup of water and a teaspoon of salt.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then add the zucchini pasta noodles and Romano Parmesan cheese; cook according to package directions or until al dente. Remove from heat; drain pasta.
Once drained, toss with three tablespoons of parsley flakes. Add to the Shrimp, then cover and simmer for an additional minute.
Remove from heat, then serve.

4. Shrimp Omelet

This omelet is a great way to get your day started and get some protein in your diet. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, this is a great solution.


-5 large eggs, beaten
-2 teaspoons milk
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-1/8 teaspoon pepper
-2 tablespoons butter or regular butter substitute
-3 oz. medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
-1/8 teaspoon of dried or minced fresh parsley


Whisk the eggs with milk, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Melt the butter in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat until melted.
Pour the eggs into the skillet and scramble them lightly with a spatula as they cook. Stir in the Shrimp, drizzle with parsley flakes and let cook until about 1 minute.
Remove from heat; serve immediately along with your favorite bread.

5. Shrimp Salad

This shrimp salad recipe is a delicious treat and can be served at lunch or early in the evening.


-8 oz. cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
-1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
-1 cup cucumber, sliced into pieces
-1 cup red bell pepper, diced
-1 tablespoon parsley flakes/garnish of choice


Mix all ingredients with enough dressing of your choice. Serve as a salad or side dish.

6. Sushi Bowls

Sushi bowls that you can make at home are trendy for a quick lunch or dinner. This is another recipe you can eat on any day of the year.


-3 cups cooked rice (cooked with 2 cups of water and one teaspoon of salt)
-2 tablespoons oil or butter substitute
-2 tablespoons soy sauce
-1 egg, scrambled and divided into two portions
-1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (16 oz)
-1 cup sliced cucumber
-1 cup sliced celery
-1 cup sliced red bell pepper
-2 cups mixed salad greens
-2 pcs of nori strips
-3 sheets of seaweed (pickled or frozen)
-1 red bell pepper, cut in half, seeds removed, and cut into small slices


Mix the cooked rice with oil/butter substitute and soy sauce in a bowl. Mix in 1 egg and 1/2 of the Shrimp.
Sauté the other half of the Shrimp in a skillet over medium-high heat until they are done, about 3 minutes.
Place the cucumber, celery, bell pepper, and mixed salad greens on the rice mixture. Place the cooked shrimp over the top of our rice, then top off with nori strips and red bell pepper slices. Serve while warm with chopsticks or a fork if desired.

7. Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa

This is another great recipe to use Shrimp. It is similar to a tossed salad but uses quinoa instead of rice, making it an entirely different dish.


-1 lb large Shrimp (16 oz), peeled and deveined
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-2 tablespoons tomato paste
-2 teaspoons minced garlic or 1 tsp. jarred garlic
-1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
-2 cups cooked quinoa or rice, cooled
-2 cups sliced red bell pepper
-1 cup sliced onion or two tablespoons dried onion flakes
-3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


Add the olive oil and tomato paste to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until the tomato paste turns darker in color, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the vegetable stock, quinoa or rice, and red bell pepper—Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Add the onion and parsley; cook until almost done. Add salt and pepper to taste; serve immediately.

8. Shrimp Pizza

If you like pizza, then you will love this recipe. Garlic, Shrimp, and tomato sauce are used on one of the tiniest pizzas you have ever seen.


-1 slight cooked pizza crust (or 1/2 of a larger one)
-1/2 cup pizza sauce
-8 oz. cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and salt to taste
-1 tablespoon olive oil or butter substitute for brushing on the crust before baking. (You may also lightly brush olive oil onto the top of it after it’s done).


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Place pizza sauce on the bottom of a small baking pan and spread it out with a spatula.
Arrange Shrimp evenly over the sauce, and sprinkle with garlic and salt.
Place the top crust on the baking pan.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Brush olive oil or butter substitute on top of the crust before it comes out of the oven, then place in the oven for five more minutes until the crust is baked up and golden brown to your liking.
Eat immediately, as usual.

9. Sriracha Shrimp Rolls

This shrimp recipe is similar to the Chinese pork dish, only that it uses Shrimp. This is a great dish to serve for any meal and can be served with rice or noodles.


-1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed.
-1 teaspoon freshly chopped ginger root
-4 green onions (scallions), chopped
-2 teaspoons lemon juice
-2 tablespoons soy sauce
-1 teaspoon sriracha (rooster sauce), hot chili sauce, or to taste.
-2 teaspoons olive oil or butter substitute. Or use any other oil of your choice.
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 sheets of nori seaweed, cut in half or one whole sheet.
-1 cup cooked rice (optional)


Heat olive oil with sriracha for 1 minute on medium-high heat in a wok or large skillet. Add Shrimp and stir to coat with the oil—Cook for about 2 minutes without stirring.
Add ginger root and green onions and cook for one more minute.
Add soy sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cook for about one more minute until the Shrimp is done.
Remove from heat; let cool slightly. Roll the Shrimp in a nori strip or use your favorite way to roll it up with rice if desired before eating.


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