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Simple Shrimp Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes

You can boil 'em, broil 'em, bake 'em, or sauté 'em — with these simple shrimp recipes, you don't have to fire up the barbie to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

These easy dishes highlight the natural flavor of shrimp and are so quick that they can be prepped and on your table in just 30 minutes (or less).

Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp

Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp

Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp by Once Upon A Chef
Garlic shrimp is great, but add ginger and chili and get ready for your mind to be blown! This easy recipe calls for deveined, frozen shrimp; run them under warm water to quickly defrost them. The shrimp are then briefly soaked in a salt, sugar, and chili powder brine for flavor, and then drained and sautéd with garlic and ginger. If you like a little more heat, add a few red pepper flakes. Top with fresh parsley and serve with white or jasmine rice and fresh vegetables to round out the meal.

Oscar Night True Grits

Oscar Night True Grits

Oscar Night True Grits by Big Girls Small Kitchen
Shrimp and grits is a simple dish with a lot of room to play with flavor, and this recipe does just that. The grits are cooked in chicken broth to boost their flavor. Meanwhile, the shrimp are tossed in a saucepan with chili powder, lime juice, and shallots to give the dish a kick without making it too spicy. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Creamy Chardonnay Shrimp

Creamy Chardonnay Shrimp

Creamy Chardonnay Shrimp by Framed Cooks
Shrimp paired with a creamy white wine sauce results in an elegant dish but requires little prep time. Sauté some shallots in butter, add the chardonnay and simmer until you have a flavorful, reduced sauce. While the sauce is simmering, you butterfly the shrimp. Toss the shrimp into the sauce to cook, and then finish it with a little butter and cream. Serve this dish with angel hair pasta and a fresh green salad for an easy weeknight meal.

Miso Butter Shrimp

Miso Butter Shrimp

Miso Butter Shrimp by Steamy Kitchen
This classic Japanese combination involves miso paste, Japanese sake, and mirin – a sweet rice wine often used in Japanese cooking. While shrimp is the star of the dish, it's the miso that steals the show with its rich flavor. Serve this as an appetizer at a dinner party, or as the main course served over white rice.

Coconut Baked Shrimp

Coconut Baked Shrimp

Coconut Baked Shrimp by How Sweet It Is
If you're a coconut fan, this easy shrimp recipe is for you. What makes this recipe unique is the execution — it uses an unusual method for breading the shrimp. The coconut milk, olive oil, garlic, and tarragon are mixed together and poured over the shrimp in a baking dish. The mixture is then sprinkled with the shredded coconut and panko bread crumbs and baked. During the 20-minute baking time, throw together the quick pineapple-peach salsa topping for a colorful, tropical meal.

Saucy Sautéed Shrimp Over Lemon Quinoa

Saucy Sautéed Shrimp Over Lemon Quinoa

Saucy Sautéed Shrimp Over Lemon Quinoa by The Kitchn
This is an elegant, saucy shrimp dish that's ready in just 20 minutes. Wine and lemon juice add flavor to the cooking water for the quinoa. While the quinoa cooks, you simmer up a quick vegetable sauce and sear some shrimp. Serve the shrimp and veggies over the quinoa for a one-bowl dinner.

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine by Closet Cooking
If you have 20 minutes, you have time to make this buttery seafood classic. Start the pasta water boilung while you make a lemon and white wine sauce with garlic and red pepper flakes. It's great for a busy weeknight dinner, but also fancy enough for entertaining guests. Serve with salad and fresh bread.

Shrimp with Snow Peas

Shrimp with Snow Peas

Shrimp with Snow Peas by Simply Recipes
This stir fry recipe calls for the shrimp to marinate in a wine and cornstarch mixture for about 20 minutes while you prep the veggies and heat the wok. Then, over high heat, let ginger and garlic sizzle a bit before you toss in the soy sauce, green onions, and snow peas. Once you toss in the shrimp, it all comes together for an Asian-inspired dish in a flash.

Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee by Closet Cooking
This dinner recipe explodes with Cajun flavors. The roux is the base of the thick etouffee stew and cooked to a deep brown color. When the roux is ready, add in the vegetables, Creole seasoning, let it simmer, then add the shrimp. Serve this classic dish with white rice and enjoy!

Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce by Tracey's Culinary Adventures
This simple shrimp dish says it takes 20 minutes to make, but it probably won't take that long to get this on the table. Most of your time will be spent whisking together the oils, sugar, and wine for a slightly spicy garlic sauce. After that, it's just a matter of heating up the skillet and throwing the shrimp in with the sauce and letting it cook for a few minutes. Serve it over rice and dinner's ready!

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