Shrimp and saffron butter orecchiette

Easy shrimp recipes

Make the most of spectacular shrimp with our best ever recipes.Try hearty pasta dishes, summery salads and satisfying sandwiches bursting with flavour

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Easy shrimp recipes

Shrimp and saffron butter orecchiette

A sophisticated Italian-style dinner, this saffron-spiked dish pairs orecchiette with buttery brown shrimps, red chilli and garlic. An impressive date night dinner.

Trinidadian curry shrimp

In this recipe from Brixton restaurant, Caribe’, curry shrimp is seasoned with citrussy amchar masala and earthy green seasoning. Serve with flaky paratha to mop up all the juices.

Curry butter potted shrimps with sourdough toast

This seasonal brown shrimp recipe is quick, easy and full of flavour. Serve with sourdough toast for a delicious midweek lunch, or get ahead and make it in advance for your weekend dinner party. It will last for up to a week in the fridge.

Baja shrimp and blackened corn salad

Indulge in sensational seafood married with Mexican flavours. Use smoky ancho chillies to flavour the shrimps and serve with grilled corn and green chilli dressing.

Brown shrimp Ranhofer

Ranhofer is a creamy, luxurious sauce spiked with brandy and cayenne pepper. The original dish uses lobster, but we’ve switched it for brown shrimp to make it an easy dinner party starter or quick lunch.

Chipotle corn and shrimp cakes with soft boiled eggs

This is the ultimate weekend brunch; spicy shrimp cakes served with fragrant coriander oil, soft boiled eggs and parmesan shavings.

Shrimp Skagen (Skagenröra)

This simple prawn starter is courtesy of executive chef Henrik Ritzén at Nordic restaurant Aquavit, London. If you can’t get fresh horseradish, use 1 tbsp of horseradish sauce instead.

Potted shrimp on toast with pickled cucumber

This recipe for potted shrimp on toast with pickled cucumber makes a really quick and easy midweek meal. Assemble in just 20 minutes.

Fried shrimp po’ boy sandwich

The po’ boy is a New Orleans classic. The fried fillings include catfish, oysters, soft-shelled crab and in this case, shrimp. What makes it extra special is the remoulade, a spiced Cajun mayo-based sauce.

Shrimps à la spetsiota

This recipe for shrimps à la spetsiota comes from Estiatoria Milos, a Greek seafood restaurant with branches in Athens, New York, Miami and London. It’s a classic, quick dish – the shrimp is braised in tomato sauce, feta and oregano. Despite its simplicity, it’s packed full of delicious flavours.