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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.

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Make this zippy, change-of-pace recipe from our Test Kitchen for a lip-smacking cilantro sauce that really dresses up grilled shrimp.
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Spicy Shrimp & Crab Cocktail

Spicy Shrimp & Crab Cocktail

Spicy Shrimp & Crab Cocktail

I don’t usually like radishes, but I love them in this shrimp cocktail. Serve it straight up, with tortilla chips or on a bed of butter lettuce. Tip: Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix works just as well as spicy V8. —Heidi Knaak, Liberty, Missouri

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

These crisp and crunchy shrimp make a tempting appetizer or a fun change-of-pace main dish. The coconut coating adds a little sweetness...and the tangy orange marmalade and honey sauce is great for dipping. It's impossible to stop munching these once you start! -Ann Atchison, O'Fallon, Missouri

Smoky Grilled Shrimp

Smoky Grilled Shrimp

Smoky Grilled Shrimp

Grill up these bacon-wrapped hors d’oeuvres and watch them disappear! They taste just as scrumptious as they look, and the reserved sauce is wonderful for dipping. —Debbie Taylor, White Bluff, Tennessee
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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

Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Lime and chili add a kick that really make this recipe pop. Plus, the grilled peppers are a great way to get my family to eat veggies. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois

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!

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.

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

I created this recipe with what I had on hand one night, and now it’s one of my husband’s favorites! The bacon-wrapped shrimp, garlicky sauce and burst of cool cuke flavor make this a crowd pleaser. —SHANNON ROSE FLAHERTY, HAMPTON BAYS, NEW YORK

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

These skewers are super lean and scrumptious—especially when dipped in the fresh fruit salsa. We rave about the salsa's sweet heat and the shrimp's party-pretty look. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Breaded Curry Shrimp

Breaded Curry Shrimp

Breaded Curry Shrimp

A fruity dipping sauce adds to the fun of this simply wonderful, fast-fixing entree from Ann Nace of Perkasie, Pennsylvania.

Shrimp & Cucumber Rounds

Shrimp & Cucumber Rounds

Shrimp & Cucumber Rounds

I always make these appetizers for our get-togethers. They're easy to prepare and a snappy addition to any party. —Kelly Alaniz, Eureka, California
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