8 Incredible Shrimp Dishes To Cook For The Weekend

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Oh shrimps. Why are you so delectable?! Like Pvt. Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue said in the movie Forrest Gump, “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautè it.”  Yes it may be common compared to its other crustacean cousins, but shrimps have that universal appeal where it can transform into whatever delightful concoction you want it to taste. It’s sweet, plump-ish, buttery texture can make you forget the allergy medicine and just make you pop a hundred pieces in your mouth.  So, for the shrimp-lovers out there, pile on the shells as you enjoy these dishes with gusto:



Caribbean Coconut Shrimps
Want your shrimps to have bit of tropical flair? Then prepare them Caribbean-style accentuated with ingredients like desiccated coconuts, garlic, and lime. Toss in a bit of heat with sliced chilies if you like. It’s perfect to pair with a bowl of red beans and rice or mashed sweet potato.

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Shrimp ‘N Cheese Lumpia
Shrimp and cheese? What an unbeatable combination. Serve up these babies during drinking sessions or if you just plan to enjoy some quality me-time at home. For this recipe, we used cheddar, but go ahead and change it up with creamy mozzarella or even mix in a bit of Parmesan.

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cilantro-lime shrimp stuffed avocado

Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
This colorful appetizer is a burst of tropical flavor. Imagine the freshness of ripe avocado stuffed with grilled shrimps then made irresistible when its marinated in lime, spices, and fresh herbs. It’s the perfect guilt-free dish to indulge in.

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stir fried shrimp and tofu with garlic chives

Stir Fried Shrimp and Tofu With Chives
This simple shrimp dish shares the spotlight with firm tofu and the subtle onion flavor of chives. An ideal side dish for heartier meals like pork and beef viands, this stir-fry can be done in just a few minutes of cooking!

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Harissa Gambas
If you’re planning to do a Mediterranean spread, put this shrimp dish front and center that’s flavored with the exotic goodness of Harissa paste. Serve it with pieces of freshly-toasted pita or with a side salad to highlight the sweetness of the shrimps. Don’t forget to add some chopped cilantro to balance the dish.

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seafood calzone roll

Seafood Calzone Roll
Love shrimps on pizza? Then you’re going to go crazy for this dish. Pile on as many shrimps and anchovies as you want then sprinkle it with generous amounts of cheese to make each bite a super cheesy experience.

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Pinsec Prito
Warning: these bite-sized triangle crisps can be addicting. Serve these fried beauties for small gatherings or during cocktail hour. You can even make them early in big batches so you can just defrost, fry, and pop them in your mouth when you’re craving for a serving.  

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baked shrimp po'boy

Baked Shrimp Po’Boy
It’s a healthier twist to the New Orleans favorite and we absolutely love it! Instead of deep-frying the shrimps, they’re baked to perfection then paired with an incredible spicy slaw to give it a creamy yet wholesome flavor profile.

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