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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 Jalapeno Boats

Shrimp Jalapeno Boats

Shrimp Jalapeno Boats

These appealing "boats" make an attractive addition to any appetizer tray. "We love jalapenos and so do a lot of our friends," writes Peggy Wolfgang of Canby, Oregon.

Finger-Lickin'-Good Shrimp

Finger-Lickin'-Good Shrimp

Finger-Lickin'-Good Shrimp

My husband and I were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when we happened upon a terrific restaurant that served shrimp wrapped in bacon. Though I've changed them slightly, these delicious appetizers are enjoyed by everyone who tries them. —Sandi Solari, Manteca, California

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!“
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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.

Gazpacho Shrimp Appetizer

Gazpacho Shrimp Appetizer

Gazpacho Shrimp Appetizer

Served in a footed glass, this refreshing appetizer is pretty enough for a formal dinner. "To change it into a main dish, I combine the ingredients and serve them on a tortilla along with shredded lettuce and sour cream," writes Patricia Clark from Lake Forest, California.

Peanut Shrimp Kabobs

Peanut Shrimp Kabobs

Peanut Shrimp Kabobs

In Middletown, Delaware, Helen Gilden gives shrimp a taste of the Orient. Soy sauce and peanut butter are combine in a sauce that glazes the shrimp nicely as she grills them. "I like to serve these kabobs as an appetizer when I'm entertaining," Helen notes.

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Sandy Schneider of Naperville, Illinois shares this delightful shrimp appetizer that’s a breeze to make. The creamy three-ingredient filling has a hint of horseradish. TIP: These can be assembled a day ahead for convenience.
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