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Shrimp Appetizers

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This colorful and tasty appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser. People will never know you've used lighter ingredients. —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana
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Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Flaky and tender frozen puff pastry serves as the bread for these cold shrimp sandwiches. Bake the pastry and prepare the filling a day ahead, and assemble before guests arrive. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, 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

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.”
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Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

This colorful and tasty appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser. People will never know you've used lighter ingredients. —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana

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

Cucumber Shrimp Appetizers

Cucumber Shrimp Appetizers

Cucumber Shrimp Appetizers

When my friend's husband needed lower-fat snacks, she served him this fresh-tasting shrimp spread. Cucumber slices are a fun and healthy alternative to crackers. —Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Havarti Shrimp Quesadillas

Havarti Shrimp Quesadillas

Havarti Shrimp Quesadillas

Apricot preserves add a touch of sweetness to the mushrooms, shrimp and cheese inside these grilled quesadillas. Or cook them in a hot skillet until lightly browned. —Susan Manning, Burlington, North Carolina

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.

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 Tarts

Shrimp Tarts

Shrimp Tarts

"Here in the Southwest, anything with green chilies is sure to please," notes Terry Thompson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "And these shrimp-and-cheese appetizers are not exception. You can alter the amount of chilies according to your taste."

Zippy Shrimp Spread

Zippy Shrimp Spread

Zippy Shrimp Spread

Horseradish adds kick to the seafood sauce in this shrimp spread from Leigh Hein, Vernon, Connecticut. "It's a must a Christmas, New Year's Eve and other special occasions," she notes.
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