Time is one of the most precious commodities on a busy weeknight, but healthy eating is also important. To avoid having to run to your delivery app of choice or grab another bag of greasy fast food on the way home from work, keep some pressure cooker recipes in your back pocket. If you have some shrimp in the freezer and have these quick shrimp recipes on hand, you’re only 15 minutes away from a healthy meal.
Shrimp, the most popular seafood in the US, can be kept in the freezer and thawed in the refrigerator the night before or in minutes under cold water to create a quick weeknight meal that the whole family will love. Add some herbs, some vegetables or pasta and you’ll be on the table in minutes. These quick shrimp recipes prove that a healthy restaurant-quality dinner at home is never far away. And don’t miss 22 Meals to Melt Belly Fat in 2022.
This dish is a tribute to gambas al ajillo, a simple yet genius combination of slow-cooked prawns in olive oil infused with lots of garlic, smoked paprika and a hint of chilli heat. Add a side of roasted vegetables and some crusty bread and dinner is served.
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When you cut the calories and carbs by using cauliflower, you can reflavor these “groats” in the form of a touch of real butter and Parmesan cheese. Cajun-spiced shrimp add the perfect touch of spicy when served over the creamy mock grits.
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Panko and coconut together form an irresistible coating for shrimp. Serve these crispy oven-baked shrimp with cumin-spiced black beans and asparagus for a complete meal. You can also use the coating on chicken pieces if you have family or friends who aren’t shrimp fans.
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Skip takeout and prepare this garlicky, sweet and savory stir-fry in just minutes. Add any vegetables you like and serve over fluffy rice for a complete dish.
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Store-bought coleslaw mix is key to cutting down on the prep work for these easy, spicy shrimp tacos. You can make your own spice mix or cheat and use your favorite spice pack.
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Soy sauce, sambal oelek, rice vinegar, tomato paste and sugar – although you can also use honey – are the keys to unlocking deep flavors in just minutes. Don’t skip the sambal oelek, an Indonesian chili paste; once you add it to a stir-fry, you’ll never go back.
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Three simple pantry ingredients — crushed tomatoes, white wine, and a pinch of red pepper flakes — make up the foundation of this Little Italy favorite.
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It only takes 6 ingredients and a handful of minutes to make this delicious shrimp noodle dish. The secret is to add 1/4 cup of the starchy noodle cooking water when adding the soy sauce to the baked ingredients to make a delicious sauce.
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A true southerner might accuse you of using pressure-cooked grits, but you don’t have to tell them that. The rest of the ingredients — turkey kielbasa, shrimp, mushrooms, and scallions — come together on the stove in minutes.
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Shrimp and broccoli worthy to be picked up won’t take long, but if you have an Instant Pot it’s ready in no time. In addition, the flavors of soy sauce, minced garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, brown sugar and rice wine vinegar will penetrate the shrimp and vegetables better.
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You can quickly cook some shrimp and pop them into an ice bath or buy precooked cold shrimp and then mix with celery, onion, chives, mayo, lemon juice, hot sauce, and salt. Stack it all on a toasted hot dog bun and enjoy with your favorite light beer.
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The trick to getting the best coating ever on these fried shrimp is to toast the coconut before coating the shrimp. Serve this with vegetables and rice for a complete meal.
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These healthy rice paper rolls are filled with shrimp, super thin rice noodles, crunchy vegetables and mango. Serve as a light lunch or dinner with a glass of sauvignon blanc on the side.
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The best part about making your own lo mein is that you can pack it with as many vegetables as you want. That will cut calories and increase fiber levels. Plus, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, and soy sauce make sure you don’t sacrifice any flavor.
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Once you’ve found the perfect scampi recipe, you’ll never again pay restaurant prices for such a quick and easy meal. This one goes light on the butter and olive oil, maximizing the garlic and lemon flavor this classic dish is known for. Add some broccoli, which goes well with the lemon-butter flavor, for some more fiber
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If you love a good restaurant spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, this is the recipe for you. We reduced the calories by maximizing the flavor in the dressing without overdoing it with the oil or bacon fat. But you still get the crispy bacon and chopped hard-boiled eggs the salad is known for, plus shrimp adds satiating protein.
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