Weeknight Cooking

7 Weeknight Shrimp Dinners

May 28, 2012

Yes, we can hear your collective sigh out there -- a sigh of relief, a sigh of gratitude. The word "shrimp" in a main course promises a dinner that's fast, healthy, and protein-packed: a savior on a weeknight, an elegant companion at a party, and every role in between. Here are 7 easy shrimp dinners, some dressed-up, some dressed-down, all sigh-worthy.

Shrimp Gumbo by drbabs

Shrimp Gumbo

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Shrimp a la Bittman by amanda

Shrimp a la Bittman


Spicy Shrimp by Helen

Spicy Shrimp


Okonomiyaki by Midge



Shrimp and Chorizo Sandwich by amanda

Shrimp and Chorizo Sandwich


Shrimp Pad Thai by mtlabor

Shrimp Pad Thai


Flamin' Cajun Shrimp by fiveandspice

Flamin Cajun Shrimp

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

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1 Comment

MarthaP May 29, 2012
Always looking for great weeknight dinners - these look terrific, thanks!