These irresistibly tasty shrimp appetizers are perfect for parties! Browse these recipes for fun and creative crowd-pleasers.
Looking for appetizer ideas and got shrimp on the brain? Browse these shrimp appetizers! From the classic 1960’s shrimp cocktail to spicy bang bang shrimp, there are ideas for just about every taste and occasion. Try shrimp cold, crispy fried, or baked into hot, bubbly dip. There’s something for everyone in this list! These fun shrimp appetizer recipes include top recipes from this website and selections from some favorite recipe developers around the web. Ready to get cooking?
And now…18 tasty shrimp appetizer recipes!
What’s a more classic shrimp appetizer than shrimp cocktail? This 1960's dip never goes out of style! Homemade is always the best here, and this recipe really shines. It’s been our go-to for years! The shrimp are perfectly tender and lightly lemony, and the cocktail sauce is an explosion of tangy and spicy flavor.
Who can resist a plate of coconut shrimp? Each crunchy, coconut-scented, juicy bite is so supremely satisfying. This appetizer is popular at seafood restaurants and has a bit of that nostalgic 1990’s chain restaurant vibe. Serve the crunchy shrimp with sweet chili sauce for a tasty shrimp appetizer.
Here's a tasty shrimp appetizer that works either broiled or grilled: Marinated Shrimp Skewers! The flavors are bold, savory, and penetrate the tender, juicy flesh in a way that a simple seasoning can’t. Throw together a few pantry ingredients, no chopping required!
Ceviche is a classic shrimp appetizer full of bright, zingy flavor! Succulent shrimp are poached and marinated in fresh citrus juices and then combined with crunchy vegetables. via Jessica Gavin
Bang Bang Shrimp
This flavor-popping bang bang shrimp makes an irresistible shrimp appetizer! Dip each tender bite of crispy shrimp into a creamy sauce of mayo, hot sauce, honey, and buttermilk. via Immaculate Bites
Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups
This fun shrimp appetizer features crisp wonton cups filled with guacamole and Cajun grilled shrimp. It's a quick and easy appetizer sure to impress everyone! via Damn Delicious
Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Try these fresh shrimp spring rolls, dipped into a flavorful peanut dipping sauce. Each roll is filled with healthy crisp vegetables, rice noodles, seafood, and herbs: perfect for impressing family and friends. via Jessica Gavin
Crispy Popcorn Shrimp
Another classic shrimp appetizer: Popcorn Shrimp! These hot, crunchy shrimp bites can be baked in the oven, air fryer, or even fried crispy in oil. via Spend with Pennies
Homemade potstickers are an ideal shrimp appetizer! These are filled with with garlicky-gingery shrimp and sauteed shiitake mushrooms, then fried until golden. via Damn Delicious
Easy Shrimp Dip
This hot and bubbly shrimp dip is an appetizer table favorite! It’s creamy and lusciously cheesy, with juicy shrimp chunks and everybody’s favorite seafood seasoning, Old Bay. via Spend with Pennies
Cajun Shrimp Skewers
These bite-sized shrimp appetizers are perfect for entertaining! Thread juicy shrimp with a homemade Cajun seasoning onto skewers and dip into a creamy Sriracha dipping sauce. via Damn Delicious
Shrimp and Grits Appetizer Cups
Shrimp and grits appetizer cups are a fun way to impress everyone! Add garlic butter shrimp over creamy cheese grits, then spoon into individual cups for a fun presentation. via Cookie Rookie
Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini
.This simple shrimp appetizer features sauteed shrimp, seasoned with garlic and herbs, tossed with tomatoes and avocado over crostini. It's quick and easy to whip up, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. via Damn Delicious
Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp
Firecracker shrimp are an ideal appetizer! Cook them until crispy and golden, then add a honey orange sauce that covers them in sticky goodness! These won't last long. via Damn Delicious
Shrimp Egg Rolls
Crispy, crunchy egg rolls are always a party favorite! Th ese shrimp egg rolls can be baked or fried. Make a huge batch and freeze the leftovers! via Damn Delicious
Garlic Lime Roasted Shrimp Salad
This salad makes a fun shrimp appetizer served in individual cups! Shrimp are tossed with cucumbers, avocados, fresh mint, cilantro and a zesty dressing. via A Spicy Perspective
Pesto and Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta
This fresh appetizer features garlicky poached shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, capers and feta cheese! Serve them atop a simple bruschetta with balsamic glaze for an easy but elegant appetizer recipe. via Foodie Crush
Shrimp Guacamole Bites
Last up, shrimp guacamole bites! Combine classic chips and guac with an easy upgrade (five-minute chili roasted shrimp) to create a whole new experience. They’re salty, crunchy, creamy, and juicy all at once!
18 Tasty Shrimp Appetizers! Coconut Shrimp & More
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
This crunchy coconut shrimp is baked to perfection! It’s easy to make, full of huge flavor, and works as an appetizer or dinner.
- 1 pound large shrimp, deveined tail on
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt*
- ½ cup flour (gluten-free flour as necessary)
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup panko (gluten-free panko as necessary)
- ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
- Chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnish
- Sweet chili sauce, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If frozen, thaw the shrimp.
- Pat the shrimp dry. Mix the shrimp in a bowl with the garlic powder, onion powder, and kosher salt.
- Place the flour in an even layer on a plate. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl, and set it next to the plate. Place the panko and coconut on another plate, and set it next to the bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Dredge each shrimp into the flour, then dip it into the eggs, then dredge it into the panko and coconut. Place each shrimp gently onto the baking sheet. Wash your hands off as necessary, since the coating can start to become gooey.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until juicy and opaque, about 12 to 14 minutes.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
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