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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.

Tempting Shrimp Phyllo Tarts

Tempting Shrimp Phyllo Tarts

Tempting Shrimp Phyllo Tarts

Writes Heather Melnick of Macedon, New York, “this appetizer has been a real hit at church receptions and family events.” With shrimp, a little wine, and phyllo, these little tarts will “upscale” any party.

Marinated Shrimp and Olives

Marinated Shrimp and Olives

Marinated Shrimp and Olives

This is my favorite appetizer to serve party guests. The flavors in this colorful dish blend beautifully, and the shrimp are tender and tasty.—Carol Gawronski, Lake Wales, Florida

Seaside Prawn Kabobs

Seaside Prawn Kabobs

Seaside Prawn Kabobs

This very special holiday treat was sent in by Laura Barrett of Binghamton, New York. The prawns pick up wonderful flavor from the marinade, and the pineapple and peppers add beautiful color.
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Grits 'n' Shrimp Tarts

Grits 'n' Shrimp Tarts

Grits 'n' Shrimp Tarts

This deliciously different appetizer showcases two Mississippi staples--grits and shrimp. I know your family will enjoy them as much as mine!

Chili Shrimp

Chili Shrimp

Chili Shrimp

This spicy shrimp appetizer is a hit at every buffet I host. The fiery sauce clings to the succulent shrimp, which look so pretty arranged on a festive platter. Best of all, the shrimp can be easily prepared the day before your event.—Beth Schaefer, Sherwood, Ohio

Spicy Shrimp Salsa

Spicy Shrimp Salsa

Spicy Shrimp Salsa

Radishes add a wonderful crunch to this colorful salsa that is also great over grilled fish. There's just enough jalapeno to give flavor without much of the heat. Mary Beth Relyea - Canastota, New York

Shrimp Quesadilla

Shrimp Quesadilla

Shrimp Quesadilla

Quick and simple enough for any weekday, this dish boasts a refreshing flavor special enough for guests. Serve with salsa on the side and a frosty smoothie, if you like. Tiffany Bryson-San Antonio, Texas

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

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.
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