No matter the time of year, I’m always in the mood for seafood. Some things, like salmon and tilapia, are easy to make. Others, like scallops and seared ahi, take a while to master.

One of the easiest seafood items to whip up is shrimp, which is why I have a few go-to shrimp recipes in my collection. The best part about my shrimp dishes is that they don’t take a lot of time, either — perfect for those busy weeknights!

If you’re a shrimp lover and you haven’t yet tried them, I’m sure they’ll become ones that you keep around for a while. Between zesty salsa and fresh-grilled kebabs, they’re perfect for small get-togethers or family meals.

My Favorite Shrimp Recipes

Sautéed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Herbs & Feta

If you’re looking for your next new weeknight dinner recipe, you can try this tasty and traditional shrimp dish.

sautéed shrimp
Find the shrimp recipe HERE.

My Sautéed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Herbs and Feta is filled with Italian flavors and it can be made in under 30 minutes.

I like to serve it with pasta or rice for a hearty, filling meal. But if you’re looking for a lighter fare, you can cool the shrimp and put it on salad, or serve it with a side of toasted French bread.

It makes enough to serve my family of four, but if you’re making it for yourself, you can save some overnight in the fridge… it’s a good leftover dish, too!

Don’t wait, make it by clicking HERE!

Fresh and Easy Zesty Shrimp Salsa

With Memorial Day coming up, everyone is looking for simple and tasty appetizers to bring to their neighborhood gathering.

Find the salsa recipe HERE.

I hate to toot my own horn, but my Fresh and Easy Zesty Shrimp Salsa is one of those appetizers that people enjoy year after year!

It’s filled with shrimp (of course), fresh cilantro, tomatoes and onions. The salsa also has some jalapeños for a little spicy kick… but don’t worry, you can keep those out if you don’t like the added heat.

To find the full recipe, you can click HERE.

Halibut and Shrimp Kebabs

Here’s another recipe that’s great for Memorial Day weekend or any other summer barbecue.

Find the kebab recipe HERE.

While kebabs are a classic warm-weather recipe, I don’t see a lot of seafood versions. Not only do these include shrimp, they include tender, lemon-marinated halibut.

Perfect for the grill, the tang of the lemon complements the mild taste of the seafood. And who doesn’t love food on a stick?

So grab your skewers and get to cooking the kebabs HERE.

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

If you’re looking for something with some Mexican flare, you can try these delicious-looking grilled shrimp tacos from Eating Well.

Photo credit: Eating Well

Heart-healthy and low-calorie, they make a great dish for anyone trying to add some lighter recipes to their weeknight meals.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp (16-20 count), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons salt-free Cajun spice blend
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

Instructions:

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Mash avocado with a fork in a small bowl and add lime juice, garlic and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Pat shrimp dry and toss them with Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl. Thread onto four 10- to 12-inch metal skewers. Grill, turning once, until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 4 minutes total.
  • Serve the shrimp in tortillas, topped with the guacamole, lettuce, cilantro and pico de gallo.

Clearly, shrimp is one of my favorite ingredients to use in summer recipes! What one looks the best to you?

From my kitchen to yours,

Jill

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