If you are looking for some uniquely delicious shrimp appetizers, here is a lengthy list of recipe ideas you can take a look at for your next party or gathering! All appetizers are meant to be eaten with your fingers making them ideal hors d'oeuvres.
Shrimp make the perfect finger food to serve at any gathering. They are also easy to cook and are super versatile. They taste delicious by themselves, cocktail style, raw or fried so the possibilities are endless! With that said, there are some things you should keep in mind when it comes to preparing shrimp.
- Don't overcook them! They are ready when they turn bright pink. (This takes a few minutes.)
- Leave the tails on the shrimp for a fancier presentation.
- You can purchase shrimp deveined to save you time in the kitchen.
- If shrimp smell like ammonia, they are most likely old. Toss them!
- After rinsing them, make sure to dry off your shrimp well with a paper towel.
- Butterfly your shrimp before cooking to make them look larger.
- Purchase frozen shrimp if you are not planning on cooking fresh shrimp right away.
I LOVE fried shrimp. This recipe is as simple as it gets! Breaded in a panko exterior and deep fried to perfection, they are best served with a dipping sauce like the two here.
This seafood topped flatbread is perfect for an appetizer buffet or a light meal. It is easy to prepare and your guests will love it.
This is a perfect summertime appetizer. With only 3 ingredients, you'll love how easy it is to prepare.
This shrimp appetizer is fast and easy because it is made in the air fryer and then paired with a honey siracha sauce for a sweet and savory bite that everyone will love.
These tasty shrimp skewers are healthy and easy. You can serve them as a main dish or an appetizer.
These kebabs are an explosion of flavor in your mouth. They are fun to make and fun to eat. The perfect finger food appetizer.
I love to order shrimp cocktail for an appetizer at a fancy restaurant. This recipe shows you how to serve all that yummy flavor at your next party.
These beautiful shrimp appetizers are healthy, low calorie and don't require any cooking. The perfect summer party food.
These flavorful Shrimp Cakes are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They can be prepared ahead of time so you won't have to fuss with them at party time.
Looking for a low-carb appetizer for your next party. These Keto Fried Shrimp are crispy and delicious and will be sure to please your guests who are looking for healthy options.
These Stuffed Shrimp are stuffed with a delicious crawfish stuffing and will be an elegant appetizer for any occasion.
These Steak And Shrimp appetizers are a bite sized surf and turf option for your next party. Serve them on a fancy pick for an extra flair.
These Shrimp Egg Rolls are an appetizer that will leave an impression on your guests. They are full of flavor with a shrimp, fresh crab, and siracha filling.
These dynamite shrimp are like the kind you get at your favorite Japanese restaurant! Crispy, spicy, sweet, delicious! Serve with toothpick skewers or chopsticks for a fun appetizer!
This shrimp appetizer is so cute. With its buttery shrimp filling and homemade pastry shell, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to make. It would make the perfect appetizer for an extra special occasion like a ladies luncheon or an afternoon tea.
Serve these authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls as a light and fresh appetizer option. Try one of the sauce options to bring them to the next level.
This crunchy bread is baked in the oven and then topped with a rich and creamy shrimp filling making it the perfect appetizer bite for your next party.
This combination of creamy shrimp with crunchy nuts served on a cool lettuce leaf is a unique and delicious appetizer.
This Creamy Shrimp Dip is packed with the flavor of dill and capers. Serve it on a crunchy crostini for a yummy bite sized appetizer.
This is an easy appetizer packed full of lemon and garlic flavors. These prawns can be cooked and served to your guests within 15 minutes.
This Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is not your typical thick tomato paste type sauce. It is light and refreshing with tomato juice, vegetables and avocados. Use tortilla chips to scoop up all this yumminess.
This Honey Garlic Shrimp is a fast and flavorful appetizer. The sweet and smoky combination make a great addition to any party menu.
This retro shrimp dip is the appetizer that everyone asks for at family holidays and it only has 5 ingredients. Scoop it up with your favorite crackers or vegetables.
These shrimp appetizers with their zesty jalapeno slices and smoky bacon will be a real crowd pleaser. Serve them with a tangy salsa verde dip for an extra pop of flavor.
These shrimp cakes are loaded with asian inspired flavors. They have a delightful crunch that all your party guests will love and especially your guests who are eating a low carb diet.
These egg rolls are packed full of meat and shrimp along with a variety of vegetables. They can be fried or baked making them a healthy, filling appetizer for any party.
This traditional Salvadoran recipe involves a unique way of "cooking" the shrimp. You will be delighted with how simple this recipe is to prepare and with how much your guests enjoy the fresh taste of this appetizer. Serve with tortilla chips for scooping.
This appetizer has a cool and creamy avocado cream on a crunchy baguette with a garlic flavored shrimp on top. The perfect appetizer to eat with your fingers while milling around visiting during a gathering.
A twist on the traditional crab filled appetizer. These can even be made in the air fryer to make them a healthier option.
These mini peppers filled with a creamy, succulent shrimp rangoon filling are the perfect way to add vegetables to your appetizer buffet.
These appetizers are an instant party pleaser. They are so easy to prepare with a slice of salmon and creamy guacamole layered on a slice of cucumber with a cold shrimp on top. They are tasty and healthy.
These traditional Portugese appetizers are a family tradition. They are a little more labor intensive, but they are worth it and can be made ahead. Don't miss this recipe with its homemade dough filled with a creamy shrimp filling and then deep fried.
Deviled Eggs are the perfect bite sized party food and when you add cocktail sauce to the mix and top the egg with a cooked shrimp, you have an over the top decadent appetizer.
These skewers are sweet and spicy and grilled to perfection. I love the combination of sweet pineapple and shrimp. You could make these skewers ahead of time and grill them up in minutes to serve hot to your guests.
These shrimp skewers are spicy with the delightful flavor of citrus and tequila. Make them ahead of time and let them marinate until party time and then grill them up in about 6 minutes. Serve them with a cool and creamy yogurt dip to tame the spice.
These New York Style Egg Rolls have crispy outer shell with a chewy inner shell. They are prepared in the air fryer so they are a low fat, low calorie appetizer. Serve them with the sauce of your choice, but my favorite is always sweet & sour sauce.
Make this appetizer in your air fryer. The base is an oil infused bread with a layer of creamy shrimp filling on top. Perfect for your guests to eat with their fingers.
Artichokes have a sweet and nutty taste and they pair perfectly with shrimp to make a hearty and satisfying stuffing for these elegant appetizers.
These shooters are a sophisticated adult appetizer that your guests will be able to eat without utensils. They are a delightful blend of tart Bloody Mary Mix in a shot glass rimmed with celery salt and topped with a creamy shrimp or raw oyster and celery leaf.
This unique appetizer has a Tex-Mex flavor. It is gluten-free and dairy-free, but the flavor is so amazing you won't believe they are healthy. You can easily make them for a large crowd and they are the perfect bite for your guests to eat with their fingers.
These shrimp have a unique Asian twist with a sweet, salty and spicy flavor. They are a breeze to whip up and put on the grill for your guests.
Make the classic deviled egg mixture and add the zing of creole spice and hot sauce to the creamy mixture and place a cooked shrimp and a piece of bacon on top for a divine shrimp appetizer.
These appetizers are an amazing bite. The shrimp is succulent with a creamy layer of guacamole, a salty cracker and a dollop of sweet pineapple preserves on top.
This dip is warm and decadent full of shrimp and cheesy goodness. Perfect as a spread for crispy bread slices.
These lettuce wraps are a beautiful appetizer filled with cooked shrimp and a sweet pineapple mixture and topped with a tangy vinaigrette. Get one early because they will disappear fast.
Shrimp Cakes are the perfect finger good appetizer. They are full of fresh lemon and garlic. They'll bring a flavor punch to any appetizer buffet.
Shrimp cocktail is naturally low in carbs and this version brings the twist of a creamy cocktail sauce with the spice of sriracha sauce.
These little shrimp appetizers are so easy and delicious that your guests will gobble them up so you better make a lot!
These are a delicious and refreshing appetizer. Delicate rice wrappers filled with cooked shrimp and thinly sliced vegetables.
The addition of cilantro, lime and garlic to these shrimp lettuce wraps combined with the cool, creamy guacamole is a wonderful zing of flavor.
Another appetizer your low carb friends will devour. It is rich and flavorful. These are the perfect bite for a game day appetizer buffet.
Every sports gathering needs nachos and these are spicy and cheesy with all the flavors of Tijuana Shrimp Dip. Your guests will enjoy these as an appetizer or a meal. No utensils necessary.
These yummy prawns are marinated in yogurt and warm Indian spices. They are fast and easy on the grill and your guests will think they are a scrumptious appetizer.
Lettuce wraps are such a beautiful appetizer. These are light and have a pack of Thai flavor. Make them up right before the party so your guests can easily eat them with no utensils.
These shrimp appetizers are sure to be a conversation starter. Breading the shrimp with Kataifi Dough is a unique, but tasty shrimp preparation.
Adding shrimp to your pico de gallo brings it to the next level. Serve with tortilla chips for your guests to scoop up all the zesty goodness.
Tapas is a fancy word for appetizer. This appetizer is avocado toast with a bacon wrapped shrimp on top of it and your guests will think they are at a fancy party when you serve this.
Cook these shrimp with the shell on with lemon and plenty of Old Bay seasoning for an old-fashioned shrimp boil. Serve them up with a creamy dip for a classic appetizer.
This appetizer is a cinch to make, but you will need to plan ahead to brine your shrimp. The result is a salty, pickled flavor that goes perfect with an adult beverage.
This shrimp appetizer is so beautiful! It is perfect for a cocktail party or a ladies brunch.
Wontons are so easy serve as a finger food. This appetizer has a savory shrimp and pork filling paired with tangy ginger soy dipping sauce.
You can prepare this cheese ball ahead. Set it out at party time with crackers and a vegetable crudite. This appetizer is sure to impress your guests at any occasion.
These dumplings are crispy and chewy and delicious. They are a hearty appetizer that are perfect for eating with your fingers. No utensils required.
With creamy avocado, pickled cabbage and crispy wonton cups, these shrimp appetizers are a beautiful, tantalizing bite. The best part is they come together in about 20 minutes.
Combine the sweet potato flavor with the buttery flavor of shrimp and then fry it up for an ideal appetizer for any occasion.
This crowd pleasing appetizer is a flavor bomb. Sweet grape tomatoes, creamy avocado and savory shrimp in a crunchy wonton wrapper. The perfect bite.
This shrimp appetizer will make a statement at any occasion. Butternut squash with a crispy edge and a seasoned shrimp skewered to the top with a fresh herb garnish. Beautiful and delicious.
These pretty spring rolls are made all the more healthy with the addition of quinoa. Dip them in a yummy peanut sauce for a refreshing bite.
Don't be afraid of the long list of ingredients for these wontons. They are surprisingly easy to make. Amaze your guests with the flavor of these homemade wontons.
Who doesn't love the flavor of mango and shrimp together? This appetizer looks like fine cuisine and is a tasty bite. Make it for your next gathering.
No shrimp appetizer discussion would be complete without this classic butterflied shrimp. Big succulent shrimp breaded and deep fried, then dipped in tangy cocktail sauce. Yum!
I hope you were able to find some delicious shrimp appetizers to make for friends and family! Make sure to check out my other party recipes below!
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