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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.

Smoky Grilled Shrimp

Smoky Grilled Shrimp

Smoky Grilled Shrimp

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

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers

"Add some veggies like red and orange bell pepper rings on a bed of salad greens for a healthy, elegant meal." Bridget Coulter, San Diego, CA

Holiday Pickled Shrimp

Holiday Pickled Shrimp

Holiday Pickled Shrimp

Holiday entertaining is a breeze when I turn to this special appetizer that can be prepared days in advance. Special spices make it stand out from the usual cold shrimp and cocktail sauce.—Inge Schermerhorn, Kingston, New Hampshire
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Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

These skewers are super lean and scrumptious—especially when dipped in the fresh fruit salsa. We rave about the salsa's sweet heat and the shrimp's party-pretty look. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Zesty, spicy and simple, these tasty shrimp are perfect for a party. “For more fire, substitute minced fresh hot chili peppers for the red pepper flakes.” —Jasmin Baron, Livonia, New York

Thai Shrimp Appetizers

Thai Shrimp Appetizers

Thai Shrimp Appetizers

Our tasters simply loved the spicy heat, garlic flavor and splash of lime in these yummy, no-cook appetizers that can come together at the last minute. —Edrie O’Brien, Denver

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

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
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