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Shrimp Appetizers

Looking for shrimp cocktail, kabobs, dips spreads or more? Take a taste of these great appetizer recipes.

Catfish Spread

Catfish Spread

Catfish Spread

Whenever we have a fish fry, we begin the meal with this dip. My children and grandchildren love it, and it gets rave reviews at picnic and potlucks. Someone always requests the recipe. —Edna Carter, West Point, Virginia

Warm Seafood Spread

Warm Seafood Spread

Warm Seafood Spread

This is one of my favorite, off the shelf, and ready for the oven in 10 minutes, recipes. It can also be made ahead and kept in refrigerator until ready to bake.—Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona

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
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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.”

Seafood Cakes

Seafood Cakes

Seafood Cakes

Ordinary crab cakes are fine, but my family prefers this version featuring scallops and shrimp as well as crab.

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.

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.”
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