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Shrimp Appetizers

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

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.
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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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Mexican Shrimp Dip

Mexican Shrimp Dip

Mexican Shrimp Dip

Our family tried a shrimp cocktail at a Mexican restaurant and we liked it so much that I duplicated it at home. I now make this dip at least once a month. —Romona Rutherford, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Hot Seafood Spread

Hot Seafood Spread

Hot Seafood Spread

This creamy flavorful dip from Linda Doll of St. Albert, Alberta is sure to be popular at parties. “Bake it in a hollowed-out pumpernickel or white round bread loaf,” she suggests. “Serve it with bread cubes, pita bread or assorted raw veggies.” TIP: “I often used canned crab,” Linda notes.

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

A former co-worker shared this recipe with me. It’s easy to make but so delicious—people keep coming back for more! The spread is also good served on crackers or fresh vegetables, and it can be served for any type of party, casual or fancy.

Mongolian Fondue

Mongolian Fondue

Mongolian Fondue

Mealtime is so much fun and filled with laughter and conversation when fondue is on the menu. I created this recipe after tasting something similar in a restaurant. Family and friends request it often.

Shrimp with Roasted Peppers

Shrimp with Roasted Peppers

Shrimp with Roasted Peppers

Our Test Kitchen home economists came up with this flavor-packed variation of shrimp cocktail.

Seafood Appetizer Balls

Seafood Appetizer Balls

Seafood Appetizer Balls

After sampling a similar appetizer at a local restaurant, I went home to create my own. Family and friends like my version even better!

Cucumber Shrimp Spread

Cucumber Shrimp Spread

Cucumber Shrimp Spread

Field editor Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina likes to serve this savory spread on rye bread, but it’s just as satisfying on crackers or bagel chips.
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