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Shrimp Appetizers

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

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Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds

Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds

Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds

“I like to do more with my grill than just sear steaks and burgers. This is a great way to expand your horizons.”—Jennifer Rodriguez, West Jordan, Utah

Garlicky Herbed Shrimp

Garlicky Herbed Shrimp

Garlicky Herbed Shrimp

I love shrimp. Love garlic. Love herbs. Cook ’em in butter and what could be better? —Dave Levin, Van Nuys, California

Grilled Shrimp with Apricot Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Apricot Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Apricot Sauce

Succulent shrimp get a flavor boost from the sweet-hot sauce. Served on skewers, they make a fabulous addition to a summer menu. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
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Herbed Shrimp Appetizer

Herbed Shrimp Appetizer

Herbed Shrimp Appetizer

As guests arrive at your garden party, encourage them to sample these marinated shrimp from our Test Kitchen. Herbs, lime juice and red peppers give them great flavor.

Jamaican Shrimp

Jamaican Shrimp

Jamaican Shrimp

Zesty jerk seasoning is a nice complement to sweet mango in this crowd-pleasing appetizer. Although this delicious dish takes time to prepare, it's conveniently made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Pickled Shrimp with Basil

Pickled Shrimp with Basil

Pickled Shrimp with Basil

Red wine vinegar plus the freshness of citrus and basil perk up marinated shrimp with hardly any prep. Serve over greens if you'd like a salad. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Instead of serving cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, prepare this simple basil sauce and top it with tender cooked shrimp. It's a fun and fancy appetizer. —Ken Hulme, Prescott, Arizona

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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Broiled Shrimp Toast

Broiled Shrimp Toast

Broiled Shrimp Toast

This open-faced sandwich has pretty flecks of pink shrimp, red tomatoes and green parsley. To save time, blend the spread the night before and refrigerate.

Cucumber-Dill Shrimp Dip

Cucumber-Dill Shrimp Dip

Cucumber-Dill Shrimp Dip

"This is a favorite standby of mine when I need a quick appetizer," says Kathryn Goecke of Montrose, Colorado. The creamy dill dip, with chunks of shrimp and cucumber, makes a nice change from the standard shrimp and cocktail sauce.

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Made to resemble a beach ball, this appetizer always rounds up compliments. It's filled with a variety of cheese, and each cut through the ball gives guests a taste along with garnishes of their choice.—Florence McClelland, Fredonia, New York
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