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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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Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

These delightful grilled shrimp from Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin are coated in a sweet and spicy glaze. The marinade comes together in moments for sizzling shrimp skewers.

Shrimp Jalapeno Boats

Shrimp Jalapeno Boats

Shrimp Jalapeno Boats

These appealing "boats" make an attractive addition to any appetizer tray. "We love jalapenos and so do a lot of our friends," writes Peggy Wolfgang of Canby, Oregon.

Pineapple Shrimp Spread

Pineapple Shrimp Spread

Pineapple Shrimp Spread

My aunt used to bring this dish to family gatherings. It brings back childhood memories for me. Today, it's my go-to appetizer for celebrating with others. —Jodi Tompkins, Eldon, Missouri
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Quick Coconut Shrimp

Quick Coconut Shrimp

Quick Coconut Shrimp

These coconut-fried shrimp are downright addicting. If you ask me, the bigger the shrimp, the better. That way you can pick up even more of that sweet pina colada sauce. —Debbi Barate, Seward, Pennsylvania

Colorful Shrimp Spread

Colorful Shrimp Spread

Colorful Shrimp Spread

A friend gave me the recipe for this scrumptious shrimp spread topped with mozzarella cheese and veggies. When I take it to a party or potluck, I never bring leftovers home.

Fiesta Shrimp Cocktail

Fiesta Shrimp Cocktail

Fiesta Shrimp Cocktail

Impress your guests by serving this appetizer in a martini glass or other fancy stemware. I make this every time I have a fancy dinner party and it's always a big hit.—Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana

Finger-Lickin'-Good Shrimp

Finger-Lickin'-Good Shrimp

Finger-Lickin'-Good Shrimp

My husband and I were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when we happened upon a terrific restaurant that served shrimp wrapped in bacon. Though I've changed them slightly, these delicious appetizers are enjoyed by everyone who tries them. —Sandi Solari, Manteca, California

Veggie Shrimp Egg Rolls

Veggie Shrimp Egg Rolls

Veggie Shrimp Egg Rolls

These wonderful appetizers will be the hit of your next cocktail party. They're versatile in that you can replace the shrimp with cooked crab, lobster or chicken. The tangy, apricot dipping sauce comes together in a pinch.—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

Shrimp-Stuffed Celery

Shrimp-Stuffed Celery

Shrimp-Stuffed Celery

My family is proud to produce celery on the beautiful island of Maui. As you can guess, we take a lot of "ribbing" for working so hard in a tropical paradise. This appealing appetizer has a creamy filling that blends nicely with crunchy, fresh celery.—Shirley Watanabe, Kula, Hawaii

Appetizer Shrimp Kabobs

Appetizer Shrimp Kabobs

Appetizer Shrimp Kabobs

Talk about fuss-free! These skewers are simple to assemble, and they grill to perfection in minutes. My guests enjoy them with a spicy seafood sauce. —Dianna Knight, Clayton, North Carolina

Basil Parmesan Shrimp

Basil Parmesan Shrimp

Basil Parmesan Shrimp

This is a simple, elegant dish using fresh basil. Our university women's gourmet group raved about it, and due to its simplicity, it has become my favorite entertaining dish.—Laura Hamilton, Belleville, Ontario
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