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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.

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

“I serve this easy-to-make appetizer for every special occasion and for 'munchie meals' on big-game days,” writes Peggy Allen of Pasadena, California. “My neighbors look for it whenever we get together.”

Baked Creole Shrimp

Baked Creole Shrimp

Baked Creole Shrimp

A friend shared this recipe with me after tinkering with different ways to prepare freshly-caught shrimp. Here in the South, we bake the shrimp unpeeled.

Shrimp Toast Cups

Shrimp Toast Cups

Shrimp Toast Cups

These appetizers always disappear quick as a flash. The pretty toast cups lend themselves to other favorite fillings, too! —Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp

I appreciate this appetizer’s ease of preparation, especially during the hectic holiday season. The recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd.

Sage Shrimp Skewers

Sage Shrimp Skewers

Sage Shrimp Skewers

“This is such a simple and unique grill recipe,” writes Lacey Kirsch of Vancouver, Washington. “And with just four ingredients, it's very easy to change the amounts for a crowd.”

Grilled Shrimp Fajitas

Grilled Shrimp Fajitas

Grilled Shrimp Fajitas

“This entree assembles quickly and has very little preparation or cleanup,“ explains Amy Hammons of Martinez, Georgia. “It’s so delicious…and impressive enough to serve for guests. My family always shows up for this meal!“

Shrimp Lover Squares

Shrimp Lover Squares

Shrimp Lover Squares

During the holiday season, my family enjoys having a variety of appetizers as a meal while playing a board game or watching a movie. These delicious shrimp squares are part of the buffet I prepare every year. —Ardyce Piehl, Poynette, Wisconsin

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

“These fun finger foods in tortilla chip scoops are just the thing for cold-weather get-togethers,” says Lisa Feld, a field editor from Grafton, Wisconsin.

Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Flaky and tender frozen puff pastry serves as the bread for these cold shrimp sandwiches. Bake the pastry and prepare the filling a day ahead, assemble before guests arrive. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah

Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers

Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers

Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers

Fresh springs of rosemary are the clever skewers for these shrimp kabobs. You can serve this as an appetizer or as a main course. —Amber Joy Newport, Hampton, Virginia

Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

Our Test Kitchen crew let their imaginations go overboard to dream up this light and spicy shrimp part starter. The well-seasoned shrimp are delicious on their own...or coated with the dipping sauce that stars garlic sesame oil.
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