Getting dinner on the table can be challenging, especially on days when you have a busy schedule. If you and your family love seafood, a shrimp dinner is a great idea when you’re pressed for time. Whether you prepare Italian-inspired dishes, Mexican food, Caribbean fare, African dishes, or Asian cuisine, these shrimp meals are sure to satisfy your family.
Asian Coconut Milk Shrimp
This shrimp meal is full of flavor and the creaminess of the coconut milk pairs deliciously with seafood. The recipe easily feeds a family of four, and you can adjust the spice levels depending on your family’s taste.
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Italian Shrimp Omelet
Whether you eat this dish for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, you’ll definitely want seconds. A fluffy egg filled with shrimp and Italian herbs can serve as your main course for brunch, or you can serve it as a side dish that pairs nicely with pancakes or waffles.
African Stewed Spinach
Stewed spinach is an African dish that is full of nutrition and packed with flavor. You can add sauteed shrimp to this entree to make it more filling. The spinach is seasoned with smoked turkey, tomatoes, and onions, and the entire dish only takes minutes to make.
East African Fish Stew
This hearty seafood dinner is the perfect meal for a fall or winter night. The stew is spiced with ginger and features a variety of vegetables so the meal is as colorful as it is tasty. Add your favorite fish and shrimp for a protein-rich dinner.
Asian Cherry Shrimp
This savory Asian dish incorporates the tart and sweet taste of cherries for a different take on a seafood entree. You can also add water chestnuts and ginger to this dish for more spice and a satisfying crunch.
Italian Shrimp Soup
Shrimp in a savory broth and cooked with green sweet peppers, garlic, onion, and fresh herbs is the perfect way to end the day. This seafood stew also contains mussels and sea scallops to make the meal more filling.
Jerk Shrimp Kebabs
This tasty grilled recipe is perfect for an outdoor meal, but you can make it in the oven on colder nights. The kebabs also include bell peppers and pineapple for a combination of sweet and spicy flavors that pair perfectly with jerk shrimp.
Asian Shrimp Rice Bowl
This creative take on fried rice is sure to be a family favorite. Sautee the rice with chopped shrimp, soy sauce, ginger, and the vegetables of your choice for a quick and easy dinner.
West African Shrimp
Enjoy the tastes of West Africa with this delicious seafood dish. Coconut milk and stewed tomatoes make up the broth for this dish, and you can use cauliflower or quinoa in place of rice for a meal that is lower in carbs.
Shrimp and Grits
This classic Southern brunch meal is filled with flavor and makes a great dinner as well. Season your shrimp with celery, onions, peppers, and tomatoes, and add spicy sausage to this tasty meal; you’ll definitely want seconds.
Asian Ramen Shrimp Soup
If you’re looking for a warm and hearty soup that tastes like Asian takeout, this soup is the answer. Steaming broth with shrimp, noodles, and chopped veggies make a light meal that can still give you your comfort food fix.
Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage and Orange Slaw
If you prefer spicy food, try these delicious tacos topped with orange and cabbage slaw. These tacos are easy to make and they’re a great way to make Taco Tuesday more interesting.
This classic Italian-inspired meal is an elegant way to enjoy pasta and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. The light, buttery sauce tastes great with the shrimp, and the angel hair pasta makes the meal especially satisfying.