Shrimp Appetizers

Barbecue Shrimp Bagna Cauda with Crudités

From Indian-inspired shrimp kebabs marinated in yogurt and mango to amazing shrimp-and-pork wontons, these shrimp appetizers will fit perfectly into your next dinner party menu.

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Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp Cakes

These chunky little shrimp cakes from F&W's Justin Chapple are spiked with scallions, lemon and smoked paprika, and served with an almost-instant spicy mayo.

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Shrimp Hot Pockets

Asian Shrimp Rolls
© John Kernick

Wrap a quick shrimp filling in white sandwich bread, then fry them up into adorable crispy little rolls that are perfect for serving with cocktails.

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Barbecue Shrimp Bagna Cauda with Crudités

Barbecue Shrimp Bagna Cauda with Crudités

New Orleans-style "barbecue" shrimp is made with Creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, beer and butter, but this recipe switches out those flavors here for a garlicky Italian anchovy sauce known as bagna cauda. No actual barbecuing is involved in either version.

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Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Seafood lovers will dive right in to these delicious shrimp quesadillas.

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Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo Kebabs


The superfast, supertasty marinade for the shrimp, flavored with caraway seeds and ancho powder, would also be delicious with chicken, pork tenderloin and any kind of steak.

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Shrimp and Jicama Rolls with Chili-Peanut Sauce

Shrimp and Jicama Rolls with Chili-Peanut Sauce
© Dana Gallagher

At school in Vietnam, Charles Phan and his classmates would buy these chewy rice-paper rolls, filled with crunchy jicama and sweet shrimp, from enterprising street vendors who set up their stalls in the playground at dismissal time. Phan loves the neatness of including the sauce in the roll rather than serving it alongside, but he often makes extra for those who insist on dipping.

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