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Shrimp Appetizers

Looking for recipes for shrimp appetizers? Taste of Home has the best shrimp appetizer recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Party Shrimp

Party Shrimp

Party Shrimp

The marinade for this dish makes the shrimp so flavorful, you won't even need a dipping sauce. Even those who claim they don’t like shellfish really dig this appetizer. —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

“These delicious dumplings are perfect finger food. Pick them up by the stem, dunk them in dipping sauce and enjoy! We often serve them when family and friends come over for a movie night or as part of a dim sum dinner.” —Steve Niederloh, Champlin, Minnesota

Butterflied Shrimp Rockefeller

Butterflied Shrimp Rockefeller

Butterflied Shrimp Rockefeller

Looking for an alternative to heavy holiday fare? A platter of these light and fresh shrimp bites really stands out in an appetizer spread. —Lee Bremson, Kansas City, Missouri
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Phyllo Shrimp with Dipping Sauces

Phyllo Shrimp with Dipping Sauces

Phyllo Shrimp with Dipping Sauces

“I created this appetizer when I had some leftover phyllo dough in the freezer. It’s perfect for a party because it looks elegant but is easy to make. I serve the shrimp with two sauces, so guests can decide if they’re in a sweet or spicy mood!” —Sonali Ruder, New York, New York

Smoky Grilled Shrimp for Two

Smoky Grilled Shrimp for Two

Smoky Grilled Shrimp for Two

Grill up these bacon-wrapped hors d’oeuvres and watch them disappear! They taste just as scrumptious as they look, and the reserved sauce is wonderful for dipping. —Debbie Taylor, White Bluff, Tennessee

Better Than Fried Shrimp

Better Than Fried Shrimp

Better Than Fried Shrimp

Here’s a fabulous alternative to battered and deep-fried shrimp. Coating the shrimp with panko breadcrumbs, spraying with cooking spray and then baking give this appetizer a wonderful crunch without all the saturated fat and calories of deep-frying. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri

Mini Shrimp & Sweet Potato Kabobs

Mini Shrimp & Sweet Potato Kabobs

Mini Shrimp & Sweet Potato Kabobs

Roasted sweet potatoes and marinated shrimp combine for a delicious party starter—especially when you thread them onto skewers and pop them on the grill!—Paul Wargaski, Chicago, Illinois

Garlicky Herbed Shrimp

Garlicky Herbed Shrimp

Garlicky Herbed Shrimp

I love shrimp. Love garlic. Love herbs. Cook ’em in butter and what could be better? —Dave Levin, Van Nuys, California

Cilantro Shrimp Cups

Cilantro Shrimp Cups

Cilantro Shrimp Cups

The crunchy, tangy salad inside these shrimp cups is packed with flavor. Plus, the wonton wrappers make them easy to hold.

Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Lime and chili add a kick that really make this recipe pop. Plus, the grilled peppers are a great way to get my family to eat veggies. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois

Guacamole Shrimp Appetizers

Guacamole Shrimp Appetizers

Guacamole Shrimp Appetizers

I wanted something different than a cheese-based appetizer. That's what you'll have in this fresh and flavorful snack. s for out by the pool. Tortilla chips are topped with a creamy guacamole and zippy shrimp mixture. It's yummy!—Ann Deren-Lewis, Bradbury, California
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