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.
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.
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.
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?