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30 Extremely Easy (And Delicious) Shrimp Recipes For When You Are Too Tired To Cook

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With a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer, dinner is just minutes away. It takes mere minutes to defrost shrimp in cool water, and then you can dive into any one of our 30 recipes.

We’ve got Asian dishes, Italian, Air-Fryer and Instant Pot, ceviche, salads and more. If you have access to fresh shrimp, by all means take advantage. Both fresh and frozen shrimp may be treated with a preservative called sodium tripolyphosphate (STP), which can negatively affect the shrimp’s texture and flavor; we suggest avoiding it.

Shrimp & Broccoli with Noodles

aqua bowl of low FODMAP shrimp and broccoli with noodles; chopsticks on top of edge of bowl
Shrimp & Broccoli with Noodles. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This recipe for Shrimp and Broccoli with Noodles comes together as a quick weeknight dinner. Combining shrimp, red bell peppers, broccoli, broad rice noodles and oyster sauce, you can get dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. The pretty, textured sesame garnish shown in the images is gomasio. Get the recipe for Shrimp & Broccoli with Noodles.

Shrimp & Corn Chowder

Low FODMAP Shrimp & Corn Chowder in white bowl; crackers and spoon alongside
Shrimp & Corn Chowder. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Chowders don’t not have to be simmered for hours! This Shrimp & Corn Chowder focuses on late summer, early fall vegetables like tomatoes, corn, potatoes, zucchini, and fresh basil. It comes together quickly and is both satisfying, yet light. Get the recipe for Shrimp & Corn Chowder.

Chicken & Shrimp Congee

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Chicken & Shrimp Congee. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

If the term congee is unfamiliar to you, don’t let it scare you off. It is simply a loose rice porridge, usually savory. It is sort of soupy, very soothing, and easy to make. Congees are found in many Asian cuisines, and they are quintessential comfort food. One technique that you might find unusual is that we chop the dry rice into smaller pieces. This releases starch and helps create the classic congee texture. Get the recipe for Chicken & Shrimp Congee.

Gluten-Free Capellini & Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Low FODMAP Capellini and Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Gluten-Free Capellini & Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Fra Diavolo means “brother devil” but what you need to know is that this gluten-free and low FODMAP Capellini & Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a quick and easy, yet elegant pasta and shrimp dish that features tomatoes and hot red peppers. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Capellini & Shrimp Fra Diavolo.

Low FODMAP Shrimp Tacos

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Low FODMAP Shrimp Tacos. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Our Low FODMAP Shrimp Tacos are packed with garlic and chile flavors, but are easy on the FODMAPs, so that you can enjoy your Mexican inspired food without an IBS flare-up. The shrimp get a quick marination in our very own garlic-free Low FODMAP Chipotle Chiles in Adobo. The garlic flavor comes from Garlic-Infused Oil, made with vegetable oil. This is an easy and fun dinner that can be made in less than 30 minutes, with the ingredients on hand. Get the recipe for Low FODMAP Shrimp Tacos.

Hot & Sour Shrimp Lo Mein

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Hot & Sour Shrimp Lo Mein. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This dish of Hot and Sour Shrimp Lo Mein highlights hot, spicy flavors along with sour. Made with Chinese rice wine, fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, chicken stock and cornstarch. You might have to source the wide rice noodles ahead of time, so make sure to read the whole ingredient list before starting to make sure you have everything you need. Get the recipe for Hot & Sour Shrimp Lo Mein.

Spicy Sichuan Noodles & Shrimp

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Spicy Sichuan Noodles & Shrimp. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This recipe is all about a spicy chili oil dressing that you can prepare ahead of time. The combination of garlic-infused oil, toasted sesame oil, crushed red pepper flakes, soy sauce, Chinese black vinegar, and Chinese rice wine, along with fresh ginger and sugar makes for a very flavorful sauce that you toss with the rice noodles, shrimp, scallions, julienned carrots, cucumbers, and lots of mung bean sprouts. Get the recipe for Spicy Sichuan Noodles & Shrimp.

Shrimp & Grits

Low FODMAP Shrimp and Cheesy Grits
Shrimp & Grits. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This recipe for Shrimp & Grits brings together corn grits and a quick-to-make shrimp dish with bell peppers, scallions, and diced tomatoes. You need course ground yellow cornmeal for this dish, which we like for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Get the recipe for Shrimp & Grits.

New England Shrimp Boil

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New England Shrimp Boil. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

You start off by blooming spices in hot Garlic-Infused Oil, then adding beer instead of water for the shrimp boiling liquid. The entire process takes mere minutes and only 3 steps. A simple bowl of melted butter with a little hot sauce is served alongside for dipping the peeled shrimp, after they are drained. And the fun? Lay out newspaper on your table and invite lucky eaters to discard the shells right onto the paper. At cleanup time, just roll up the newspaper. And don’t forget loads of paper towels. Licking your fingers won’t be good enough! Get the recipe for New England Shrimp Boil.

Low FODMAP Scampi

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Low FODMAP Scampi. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Our Low FODMAP Scampi is just as garlicky and buttery as the classic recipe you used to enjoy – but using low FODMAP ingredients. Thanks to FreeFod Garlic Replacer the garlic flavor we were looking for is finally possible. It is a powdered product that can be used in very similar ways to garlic powder and its flavor pack a wallop! The garlic replacer is exactly what we needed to make low FODMAP scampi to taste like the scampi you used to enjoy. Get the recipe for Low FODMAP Scampi.

Buffalo Shrimp Pasta

Low FODMAP Buffalo Shrimp Pasta on rustic ceramic plate
Buffalo Shrimp Pasta. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Look at the photo. And then imagine diving into slurpy, long strand spaghetti, tender briny shrimp, the complexity of blue cheese, garlicky butter sauce, fresh chives, and a zesty hot sauce. That’s our recipe for Buffalo Shrimp Pasta! And it comes together in less than 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight dish, yet it is elegant and special enough for guests. Get the recipe for Buffalo Shrimp Pasta.


low FODMAP Bouillabaisse closeup in a shallow bowl
Bouillabaisse. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This classic French dish is for special occasions. You will spend a pretty penny on the ingredients because this Bouillabaisse features shrimp, clams (or mussels), fish and scallops. Garlic oil, fennel, leeks, tomatoes, thyme, and basil all come together in a dish to remember. TToasted baguette with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli is a perfect accompaniment. Get the recipe for Bouillabaisse.

Instant Pot Coconut Shrimp

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Are you a learner, and want some easy and quick recipes to start with basics? So here is the super scrumptious and full of protein recipe of Instant Pot Coconut Shrimp, which only takes 15 minutes to cook and will give you a tons of flavor! We are using the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid, so it’s basically an Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp recipe. Get the recipe for Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp.

Instant Pot Garlic Shrimp

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Seafood can also be successfully cooked using an Instant Pot: you’ll get a juicy and mouthwatering dish with few ingredients in only 5 minutes! Get the recipe for Instant Pot Garlic Shrimp.

Shrimp, Kale and Quinoa Bake

Photo credit: Karen Kelly.

Gluten free goodness at its best. This Shrimp, Kale and Quinoa Bake is a cheesy, flavorful casserole that will make any weeknight more exciting. It’s packed with tomatoes, kale, shrimp and feta cheese. Need a quick, healthy, gluten free dinner tonight? This is it. It’s fresh and flavorful with tons of basil and spice from the herbed mozzarella and Old Bay. I used frozen shrimp and it worked great. Get the recipe for Shrimp, Kale and Quinoa Bake.

Shrimp with Coconut and Ginger Sauce 

Photo credit: Tia Clara.

Although not a traditional Dominican recipe, Shrimp with Coconut and Ginger Sauce is inspired by the traditional cuisine from Samana. We love it. This extraordinarily flavorful shrimp with coconut and ginger sauce is a dish that is inspired by the flavors and products of the beautiful Samana peninsula. One of the main characteristics of the cuisine from Samana is the use of coconut in several dishes. Get the recipe for Shrimp with Coconut and Ginger Sauce.

Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice

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Who loves fried rice and seafood? If this is you, you’re going to love the flavors of this Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice! It’s not only fast and simple to make, but it’s ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes! Get the recipe for Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice.

Crispy Fried Panko Shrimp

Photo credit: Lisa MarcAurele.

Crispy and delicious, our fried panko shrimp will satisfy any seafood lover. Enjoy this tasty dish with your favorite sides or dipping sauce! Fried shrimp with a crispy coating is a popular dish that can be served as an appetizer or main course. The shrimp are deep-fried until golden brown and crispy. This cooking method enhances the flavor of the shrimp, creating a crunchy texture on the outside while maintaining a juicy interior. Get the recipe for Crispy Fried Panko Shrimp.

Chinese Scrambled Eggs and Shrimp 

Photo credit: Joyce Lee.

This delicious and easy Cantonese stir-fried scrambled eggs and shrimp is made with fluffy scrambled eggs and ready from start to finish in 15 minutes! It is a very simple, classic Chinese dish that most Chinese families serve at home with plain white rice and is considered an easy-to-make comfort food. Get the recipe for Chinese Scrambled Eggs and Shrimp.

Coconut Shrimp Curry – Instant Pot

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Photo credit: Meeta Arora.

Easy and Flavorful Coconut Shrimp Curry made in the Pressure Cooker in just 20 minutes. This is the simple Indian shrimp curry made with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes along with flavorful spices, and finished with coconut milk. Pair this curry with rice for a perfect experience. Gluten-free, Paleo, and Low carb! Get the recipe for Coconut Shrimp Curry.

Easy New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Photo credit: Nicole Gaffney.

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is a classic Cajun shrimp dish that’s buttery, flavorful, and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Shrimp get sautéed in a flavorful sauce made with garlic, beer, Worcestershire, Creole spices and plenty of butter. It’s a delicious, crowd-pleasing recipe that’s perfect for Mardi Gras! Get the recipe for Easy New Orleans BBQ Shrimp.

Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Photo credit: Karen Kelly.

This easy Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles is a perfect quick and easy low carb weeknight dinner. Tender shrimp are cooked with zucchini noodles and red peppers and then topped with a savory sauce made with sesame oil, coconut aminos, and garlic. {gluten free, paleo, whole30, keto}. Get the recipe for Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles.

Grilled Shrimp Mango Salad

Photo credit: Tia Clara.

If you are looking for an easy, quick, tasty, and light recipe to serve as an appetizer or even a light meal, this tasty shrimp mango salad is the way to go. You can enjoy this zesty recipe any time of the year, but it is especially lovely when eating light, and fresh foods are especially appreciated. Get the recipe for Grilled Shrimp Mango Salad.

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

Everyone loves pasta and this Instant Pot Shrimp Bang Bang Pasta is mouth-watering. There is nothing explosive in this dish, except the flavor. This dish combines pasta with soft shrimps in creamy spicy sauce. It will hit the spot and satisfy even the most demanding gourmets. You can serve it just like this, or top with more Sriracha sauce for some extra spiciness. Get the recipe for Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta.

Creamy Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

Photo credit: Emmeline Kempeyrd.

This creamy Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto is loaded with shrimp & asparagus and amazing flavor from lemon, basil and parmesan. A quick & easy dinner that’s done in 40 minutes – and fancy enough for any dinner party. Follow my no-stir risotto method, and succeed in making the creamiest risotto every time! Get the recipe for Creamy Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto.

Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

Photo credit: Joyce Lee.

Simple and quick to throw together, this Vietnamese grilled shrimp vermicelli noodle bowl is great for those hot and muggy days when you want a light and refreshing meal without slaving over the stove. Get the recipe for Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowl.

Asian Chilli Garlic Prawns with Snow Peas

Photo credit: Joyce Lee.

A quick and easy 15-minute spicy garlic shrimp recipe made with shrimp, garlic, snow peas, and a sweet and spicy sauce. Perfect for a lazy evening. It’s spicy, sweet and crunchy from the quick sauté of snow peas. Even though the spicy shrimp is my favorite part of this recipe – the greens are good too. Get the recipe for Asian Chilli Garlic Prawns with Snow Peas.

Ecuadorean Shrimp Ceviche 

Photo credit: Nicole Gaffney.

This recipe for Ecuadorian shrimp ceviche is different than Peruvian ceviche in that it has more liquid, like a cold soup. It’s light, tangy, gluten free, and perfect for eating on the beach! Get the recipe for Ecuadorean Shrimp Ceviche.

Shrimp Mei Fun

Photo credit: Emmeline Kemperyd.

Make Shrimp Mei Fun at home in under 20 minutes (chopping included!) for a delicious veggie loaded dinner the whole family will love. With just a few simple steps this is a quick & easy “fakeout” meal you will be making over and over again. Get the recipe for Shrimp Mei Fun.

Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp Scampi

Photo credit: Tia Clara.

If you love shrimp and strong flavors, and are looking for low-carb, keto, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly “pasta” recipes, you’ve come to the right place. These zucchini noodles with shrimp are an amazingly tasty and surprisingly filling pasta substitute. Get the recipe for Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp Scampi.

18 Easy Breezy Low FODMAP Fish Recipes You Can Whip Up In A Flash

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Seafood should be in your diet! Fish provides omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins D and B2 (riboflavin). It is rich in calcium and phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times per week as part of a healthy diet – and we have the 18 recipes to boost your nutrition. Click here for 18 Easy Breezy Low FODMAP Fish Recipes You Can Whip Up In A Flash

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Oil Poached Salmon with fresh herbs and slices of lemon and blood orange

Eating nutritiously can be delicious, with heart-healthy salmon! Salmon is high in potassium, iron and vitamins D, and B12, as well an excellent protein source. It is also a treasure-trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower our chances of cardiovascular disease, some types of cancer, and even dementia and Alzheimer’s. We have 12 recipes for you to add to your salmon repertoire. Click for 12 Simple Salmon Recipes You Can Make In A Flash!

36 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Rice Noodles

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Rice noodles are naturally gluten-free, but that isn’t the only reason to cook with them. They are delicious unto themselves, come in a variety of shapes, and are the noodle of choice in so many Asian-inspired recipes. But it doesn’t stop there! There are rice-based lasagna noodles, shells, manicotti, elbows…From soups to main dishes, casseroles, salads and summer rolls, we have 36 recipes for you to get you slurping with joy. Click for 36 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Rice Noodles

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At FODMAP Everyday® we define “Quick” as a dish that can be on the table, ready to eat, in 30 minutes or less. “Easy” recipes have 15 minutes or less of prep time. All of these recipes are low FODMAP and free of gluten so they can be served to tender tummies too! Click for 30 Quick & Easy Recipes For A Happy Gut: Low FODMAP and Flavor Packed

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Grabbing a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket is not “cheating” by any stretch of the imagination. Having cooked chicken ready to use is a great jump-start to all sorts of creative recipes – from salads to main dishes, lunches and dinners – and is a brilliant move, in our book. Click for Grab A Rotisserie Chicken On Your Way Home And Make Any Of These 18 Delicious Meals In Minutes

Easy and Tasty: 34 Sides to Serve with Rotisserie Chicken for a Stress-Free Meal

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Garlic Herb Corn on the Cob. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson.

We buy a rotisserie chicken every week – and enjoy the bounty for days. But we like to mix it up; potatoes, veggies (hot and cold), pasta – there are many ways to enjoy that chicken and to turn it into a meal. Here are our 34 community favorites. Click here for Easy and Tasty: 34 Sides to Serve with Rotisserie Chicken for a Stress-Free Meal

9 Insanely Delicious Easy Homemade Chicken Wing Recipes

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Entire restaurants build their menu around chicken wings, but we’re going to show you how to make the best chicken wings at home – and they’re easier than you think. Most of these recipes are baked, not fried, so you will not only save on calories, but also have less mess and spend less time in the kitchen. Click here for 9 Insanely Delicious Easy Homemade Chicken Wing Recipes

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