If you are like me, you need speedy dinner recipes for those busy weeknights. I scoured the internet to bring you the BEST gluten free shrimp dinner ideas. Shrimp cook quickly and these flavor-packed recipes are perfect. These shrimp dinner recipes are ready in about 30 minutes!
If you are looking for new dinner ideas with shrimp, this collection has you covered! There are tasty shrimp dishes with such a wide range of flavors. Everything from sweet and sour to creole and pad thai. My quick shrimp dinner ideas are kid-friendly and absolutely delicious!
Why these recipes are great:
Each and every one of these recipes are great because they are flavor-packed and come together so quickly. Getting dinner on the table quickly is one of my biggest challenges and these recipes are some of my favorites. All of these recipes are gluten free, and many are also dairy-free!
I also have tons of delicious easy seafood recipes that are also great for quick meals. Getting a healthy gluten free dinner doesn't have to be hard!
Kinds of shrimp:
Would you believe there are hundreds of different kinds of shrimp? They are named by size, the region where they live, and coloring. The most common kinds of shrimp are white shrimp, pink shrimp, rock shrimp, brown shrimp, and tiger shrimp.
Any kind of shrimp would make a delicious shrimp dinner!
Farmed vs wild-caught:
I am a big advocate of wild-caught shrimp. Both are safe to eat, I just feel better knowing the shrimp we eat is sustainably raised. This helps protect our oceans against pollution and over-farming. Most farmed shrimp is raised overseas where rules and safety guidelines are not as strictly managed.
How to thaw frozen shrimp:
There are two main ways to thaw frozen shrimp.
- Place the package in a bag (in case there are leaks) in your refrigerator. It should thaw in 2 days.
- Cut the top off the bag of frozen shrimp. Pour warm water (not hot) into the bag. Let the shrimp sit in the water for 10 minutes, then change out the water. The shrimp should be thawed in 15-20 minutes.
Once they are thawed you can cook the shrimp in so many ways! Try my delicious Nut-Free Pesto as a boiled shrimp dipping sauce! You can also toss cooked shrimp in my homemade gluten free Alfredo Sauce and serve over gluten free pasta.
How to clean and devein shrimp:
I try to buy peeled and deveined shrimp whenever I can because I personally hate to clean shrimp. If you can't find deveined shrimp in your store. Here are easy directions to clean your shrimp:
- Allow your shrimp to thaw.
- Remove the peel, tail, and cut off the head (if applicable).
- Take a sharp knife or deveining tool. To use a knife, run the knife along the back of the shrimp. Pull out the black vein. Or follow your deveining tool directions. Each seems to be a little different so use the directions on your tool.
How to freeze cooked shrimp recipes:
To freeze any of the recipes below, add them to a freezer-safe container or ziplock-style bag. Place into the freezer. They should keep up to 3-4 months.
What can you make with a frozen bag of shrimp?
Frozen shrimp is much more common to find in grocery stores than fresh. (Most grocery stores have previously frozen.) There are so many delicious shrimp recipes you can use a bag of frozen shrimp for. All of the recipes below will work with frozen shrimp.
Delicious sides to serve with shrimp:
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