Cool, Tasty, & Pink: 9 Quick Dinners Featuring Shrimp

Cool, Tasty, & Pink: 9 Quick Dinners Featuring Shrimp

Faith Durand
Aug 4, 2010

I used to think of shrimp purely as a luxury item. It was the star of the Christmas buffet — huge pink prawns served with blindingly hot cocktail sauce. But now I eat shrimp much more frequently; it is actually relatively inexpensive, when you are just serving 2 or 3 people, and it is so fast and so easy — just right for hot summer nights.

Here are 9 recipes from our archives that all feature shrimp. Some are quick, flash-in-the-pan saut&eacutes; others are from the grill, and others are served over pasta. They're all quick and yummy.

9 Tasty Shrimp Dinner Recipes

1 Chili, Lemon, and Basil Shrimp with Israeli Couscous - Just saut&eacute the shrimp with chili pepper and basil while the pearl couscous cooks.

2 Tomato-Cilantro Shrimp - Liz's recipe last week inspired me; shrimp is such an easy dinner, and yet it feels so special.

3 Roasted Tomatoes with Shrimp and Feta - Sometimes I make this as an appetizer, and then sometimes I make it as a simple and light supper for 2.

4 Spicy Orange Teriyaki Chicken and Shrimp - A stir-fry with some heat, and so good over fluffy white rice.

5 Penne with Shrimp and Goat Cheese - With fresh peppers, basil, and goat cheese, served over pasta. A family favorite!

6 Shrimp with White Beans and Garlic Toast - Healthy and fast, and with the beans, very filling and full of protein.

7 Quick Jambalaya - A reader recipe with a jambalaya-inspired set of ingredients.

8 Korean Seafood Pancake (Haemul Pajeon) - Halfway between a pancake and an omelet, this savory pancake is stuffed with shrimp and other yummy things.

9 Spicy Grilled Shrimp - The simplest, and perhaps the best: Smoky shrimp, seared on the grill. So delicious!

What's your favorite fast weeknight recipe with shrimp?

Related: Tip from Ina Garten: Try Oven-Roasted Shrimp!

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