Looking for great shrimp recipes? We will advise you how to do them!

Have you ever dealt with how to prepare shrimp in the past? The recipes are not complicated!

However, they have one big trick. They are too exotic for us.

Sometimes we don’t know how to clean them, and sometimes we don’t know how to heat them.

There is also a stumbling block in this area.

What? You will find out everything important below.

Shrimp in butter with garlic

At the beginning, we will begin to conjure up the delicious taste of shrimps with garlic in wine.


For marinating:

  • 500 g peeled shrimps (unpeeled 1 kg)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper

For cooking:

  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and ½ spoons of olive oil
  • 50 g of butter
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

To serve:

  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • lemon slices


  • Clean and peel the shrimp (if you don’t have peeled ones).
  • Crush the garlic, mix with oil and pepper, add the shrimp and leave to marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oil and a little butter in a pan, add salt to the shrimp and fry them.
  • Fry for 1 minute on each side until golden.
  • Then pour the wine over them and let it evaporate.
  • Mix in the rest of the butter, lemon juice and heat briefly.
  • Serve with lemon slices.
Shrimps in butter and garlic with a mild lemon taste.

Not sure what to do with these shrimp? You can also view the recipe in the following video:

Spicy shrimp on garlic and chili

Or try these spicy shrimp. The recipe is intended especially for lovers of spicy food.


  • 500 g cleaned shrimps
  • 1 and ½ spoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar

To serve:

  • sesame seeds
  • spring onion


  • Fry the prawns in oil on both sides (for 45 seconds on each side) and put them on the dock.
  • Add sesame oil, garlic, chili slices, ginger to the pan and fry until golden.
  • Add water, chili sauce, sugar, soy sauce and cook for about 3 minutes until thickened.
  • Then add the prawns back to the pan and mix.
  • Let it cook for a while so that the flavors come together nicely.
  • Add sesame seeds and serve.
  • You can decorate each portion with chopped spring onions.
Spicy shrimp. A recipe for those who like spicy food.

Grilled Thai shrimp

Thai-style shrimp with a balanced fresh taste. We recommend rice as a side dish or just have them as an appetizer.


  • 20 king prawns
  • 1 small shallot
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 fresh chili pepper
  • 2 and ½ cm piece of ginger
  • some lemongrass (can be bought in the spice department)
  • fresh mint
  • fresh cilantro
  • olive oil
  • grated zest and lime juice


  • In a bowl, chop the shallot, add pressed garlic, grated ginger, lemon grass, a little lime zest and juice, chopped coriander, mint, chili pepper and oil.
  • Mix everything, add the shrimp and tails and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Afterwards, skewer the shrimp on a grill skewer and put them in a hot grill.
  • Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Fresh herb prawns are also suitable for hot summer days.

Shrimp with rice

Rice and shrimp go well together. The procedure is simple and preparation is quick.


  • 1 cup rice (basmati or jasmine)
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 350 g peeled large prawns
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 spoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • salt
  • pepper


  • First, cook the rice according to the instructions on the package.
  • Fry the chopped garlic in butter until golden.
  • Add the shrimp and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the rice and mix.
  • Then add milk, cheese, salt, pepper and cook for a while to create a creamy consistency.
A recipe for shrimp with rice not only as a main course for lunch, but also as a tasty dinner.

Fried shrimp

How about crispy shrimp? The recipe does not differ much from the preparation of schnitzels. They differ only in a different central ingredient and the frying time.


  • 500 g of prawns with tails
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of dried garlic
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • frying oil


  • Mix the flour with the spices.
  • Salt the egg and coat the shrimp in flour, egg and finally in breadcrumbs.
  • Fry until golden in hot oil.
You can have the fried crispy shrimp in a three-pack, for example, with fries.

Tip: As a side dish, we could recommend fried potatoes in different ways .

Shrimp cocktail

A famous recipe for shrimp salad. A tasty delicacy full of lightness.


  • 600 g peeled shrimps
  • 3 cups finely chopped iceberg lettuce
  • lemon slices
  • finely chopped parsley

For the sauce:

  • 165 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 spoon of ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of grated horseradish
  • a little Tabasco
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Boil the shrimp in hot salted water. (To peel or not to peel? It’s up to you. It is generally recommended to peel after cooking, then they are tastier).
  • Cook for about 2-7 minutes. The cooking time depends on the size of the shrimp, but also on the strength of the boil.
  • As soon as the shrimp float to the surface, immediately set them aside and let them cool in ice water.
  • This will prevent them from overcooking, which would cause them to harden and have a chewy consistency.
  • Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients.
  • Serve in a bowl or wide glasses, put the salad on the bottom, the shrimp on top and pour the sauce over everything and garnish with lemon slices.
Shrimp cocktail or salad as a light appetizer.

How to peel shrimp

You can peel the shrimp before or after cooking. It is easier to do before cooking, but the shell left during cooking can add to the flavor.

Peeling shrimp is not difficult. Just start from the head and work your way to the tail. You can leave the tail on and just bite it when eating. It is also necessary to think about the gut of the shrimp, which is located in the inner part of the entire course of the body. The best way to dissect them is by cutting the outer part of the body where you will come across a dark long thin line.

The following video can help you get an even better idea:

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp

How to prepare not only frozen shrimp?

Just let the frozen shrimp soften, drain and then prepare according to your preferences. So the procedure is almost identical to when you have chilled shrimp.

Which heat treatment you choose is up to you. They can generally be fried, boiled or grilled. However, during each preparation, be careful not to overcook them, but also, conversely, to their insufficient heat treatment. How can you easily tell when shrimp are ready to eat? They shouldn’t have any transparent spots, but should be nicely cloudy.

In short, the heat treatment is very fast, and even a short time before the line can cause their deterioration. Overcooked shrimp are tough and rubbery. That’s why it’s better to have a kitchen timer handy and watch the time in addition to the visual side of the shrimp. After cooking, it is necessary to shock-cool them with ice water.

In any case, you don’t have to worry about frying, cooking or grilling them. It’s a piece of cake when you know how.

As additional inspiration for culinary experiences with shrimp, we also include a recipe for original shrimp with honey on the grill .

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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