Fish & Seafood

8 Favorite Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp is a popular ingredient in New England cooking. From battered and fried to simmered in a creamy chowder, we love these shrimp recipes.

By Yankee Magazine

Dec 01 2017


Maine Shrimp Puffs

Photo Credit : Heath Robbins
While great on its own or dipped in cocktail sauce, shrimp is an adaptable seafood that adds depth and flavor to soup, chowder, and pasta dishes alike. Fry a batch of shrimp for a crispy treat, or bake them in butter and fresh herbs for an impressive savory meal. Fresh New England shrimp, with their pinkish hue, are usually in season from January to April, but shrimp of all different sizes and colors can be bought year-round. Here are some of our favorite shrimp recipes from the Yankee archives.


Favorite Shrimp Recipes
Maine Shrimp Puffs | Favorite Shrimp Recipes
Photo Credit : Heath Robbins

Maine Shrimp Puffs

For best results, make these delectable shrimp puffs with sweet Maine shrimp, available only in the winter months. If you can’t find them, substitute any variety of small (51–60 count) shrimp.

Shrimp-Filled Moneybags

Sometimes called “beggars’ purses,” we prefer the optimistic “moneybags” when making this popular, elegant shrimp-filled moneybags appetizer. Using shrimp makes this recipe a real crowd-pleaser, but you can substitute scallops, lobster meat, ground pork, or chicken if you’d like.
Favorite Shrimp Recipes
Leek Pasta with Garlicky Shrimp | Favorite Shrimp Recipes
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Leek Pasta with Garlicky Shrimp

Leek pasta? You read that right. With the shrimp’s pink curls and the leeks’ long, pale green tangles, this is a beautiful dish. You’ll need a pasta machine to pull it off, but you’ll love the innovative presentation — a fun new way to cook flavorful leeks.

Cucumber and Baby Shrimp Salad

The complementary flavors of cucumber and shrimp are underscored by a sprinkling of fresh dill. Serve this chilled salad on lettuce or as a filling for stuffed tomatoes.
Favorite Shrimp Recipes
Easy Baked Jumbo Shrimp | Favorite Shrimp Recipes
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Easy Baked Jumbo Shrimp

This easy recipe for baked jumbo shrimp flavors fresh shrimp with butter, lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs — with impressive results.

Seafood Chowder

Made with fish, shrimp, clams, potatoes, and bacon, this easy seafood chowder recipe from Rhode Island is ideal for casual entertaining.
Red Potato, Fennel, and Shrimp Chowder
Red Potato, Fennel, and Shrimp Chowder | Favorite Shrimp Recipes
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Red Potato, Fennel, and Shrimp Chowder

This flavorful red potato, fennel, and shrimp chowder recipe from New England culinary expert Brooke Dojny is sweet, creamy, and perfect for spring.

Cheesy Shrimp Melts

A retro-inspired favorite. Mix cooked, chopped shrimp with sharp cheddar cheese, celery, scallions, and mayonnaise, then spread on English muffins and bake until golden brown and bubbly. Delicious! What are your favorite shrimp recipes to make?

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