Succulent shrimp are delicious, easy to prepare and perhaps a bit fancy. Shrimp can be cooked so many different ways from fried to grilled, broiled to baked and can be served hot or cold. Try out these 26 Shrimp Appetizers for Parties and find just the recipe that will complement your main dish and wow your guests.
Shrimp is a versatile little crustacean. They are light and succulent and pair well with so many different flavors. It's easy to prep shrimp appetizers in advance and they cook in just a few minutes. Your time commitment is minimal but the WOW! factor is high.
Shrimp can be expensive and serving shrimp appetizers is a way to enjoy them without breaking the bank. Since the portion size can be smaller, you can use larger shrimp and still make these recipes to feed a crowd. An easy recipe makes an easy appetizer. You can pair these shrimp appetizers with other appetizers or serve before the main course. Either way, your guests will be delighted.
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This light appetizer combines shrimp with your favorite Greek flavors like olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta cheese. These shrimp skewers are then marinated in a flavorful olive oil dressing.
2. Ten Minute Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
Succulent shrimp are sauteed then tossed with a sweet and spicy sauce made with honey and sriracha. This hot shrimp appetizer is ready in just 10 minutes.
The classic flavor of Old Bay seasoning comes together with beer to make a tasty appetizer that's spicy and bold. Make in advance and serve this spiced shrimp with cocktail sauce.
Season shrimp with a barbecue seasoning and then air fry in minutes before brushing with your favorite BBQ sauce. This sticky, sweet shrimp is delicious served hot or cold.
Combine seasoned grilled shrimp with creamy avocado and homemade cabbage slaw to make light, refreshing tacos that won't weigh you down. Serve mini tacos as an appetizer or add beans and rice to make it a meal.
6. Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil
A shrimp boil is perfect for serving a crowd. The tender shrimp are seasoned with a spicy blend and cooked along with corn, potatoes and sausage. All the flavors come together for a dish that's perfect for entertaining.
A sweet and slightly spicy champagne dressing is used to marinate shrimp and winter fruit salad for an unexpected combination of flavors. Citrusy and refreshing, this unique appetizer is perfect for a holiday gathering or dinner party.
8. Greek Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce
Tangy and refreshing Greek Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce is full of flavor but light enough to serve as an appetizer. Prep in advance and serve cold or toss them on the grill for a few minutes just before serving. Either way, they will be delicious.
This 3-minute garlic butter shrimp is bright and lemony. Similar to shrimp scampi, these succulent bites are garlicky and delicious. Serve as an appetizer with some crusty bread or serve over pasta for a full meal.
10. Greek Shrimp and Artichoke Salad
This perfect summer salad is light and flavorful and loaded with shrimp. It comes together quickly and is loaded with bold Greek flavors. Serve it as an appetizer with pasta or grilled meat.
More Delicious Shrimp Appetizers
- Shrimp Nachos with Mexican Flair
- Mojito Grilled Shrimp
- Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce
- Grilled Shrimp Creole
- Easy Garlic Baked Shrimp
- Tequila Shrimp with a Splash of Lime
- Smoked Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Easy Shrimp Po Boy
- Spicy Garlic Shrimp
- Shrimp Tempura Boats with Sweet Chili Sauce
- Grilled Peel and Eat Shrimp
- Restaurant-Style Fried Shrimp
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Moroccan Shrimp with Pomegranate Sauce
- Blackened Shrimp
- Shrimp Cocktail with a Twist
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