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15 Healthy Recipes Using Frozen Shrimp

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Perfect for using up fresh or frozen shrimp, here is a list of 15 of healthy and delicious shrimp recipes the whole family will enjoy. 

I always joke that a well-stocked freezer is like having money in the bank. After all, that’s why I always keep mine fully stocked with ready-to-reheat freezer meals! Whether it’s keeping my freezer stocked with berries that I picked and froze while in season, pesto I made in the summer or a stack of blueberry pancakes and waffles that I froze during a lazy Sunday, one thing is for sure: having a well-stocked freezer is not only a great way to save money and but it’s also essential when maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Zesting Lemon on Shrimp

One item I always keep in the freezer is a bag of raw, peeled, deveined shrimp. A lean source of protein, shrimp is versatile, affordable, and always a big hit with my husband and kids.

Frequently asked questions:

What’s the best way to defrost frozen shrimp?

Let it thaw overnight in the fridge, or for faster thawing, take the shrimp out of its package, put it in a bowl of cold water, and let a trickle of cold water run into the bowl while excess water goes down the drain. The shrimp should be ready to cook in about 15 minutes.

How long does frozen shrimp last in the freezer?

Properly stored, it will maintain the best quality for about 3 to 6 months but will remain safe beyond that time. The freezer time shown is for best quality only – shrimp that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.

Ok now that we’ve covered the bases, let’s get into 15 easy, delicious and unique recipes for using frozen shrimp! Enjoy friends!


Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

4.26 stars average
30 minutes
Skip the takeout and try this paleo-friendly cauliflower shrimp “fried rice” recipe! You won’t believe how easy and flavorful homemade Chinese food can be.
Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice -a healthy dinner recipe

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

5 stars average
14 minutes
A quick and easy 15-minute dinner recipe, these Caribbean spiced shrimp tacos are topped with a sweet and spicy mango jalapeño salsa. 
Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

How To Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls

3.67 stars average
15 minutes
Quick to prepare and can be served as an entree or healthy appetizer, this is my step-by-step tutorial for making homemade Vietnamese spring rolls at home.
vietnamese spring rolls 1

Arugula Salad with Shrimp

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19 minutes
This fresh and flavorful arugula salad is topped with sautéed shrimp, sliced fennel and creamy white beans.
Shrimp and Fennel Salad with Beans Recipe

Shrimp Pad Thai

4.50 stars average
25 minutes
A fast and easy weeknight dinner recipe, this Shrimp Pad Thai is a lighter version of the take-out classic.
Shrimp Pad Thai - a fast Asian stir fry recipe

Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Linguine

4.67 stars average
25 minutes
An easy 15 minute dinner recipe, this spicy shrimp pasta is made with tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes and linguine. 
Shrimp Fra Diavalo Pasta Recipe

Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

4.60 stars average
25 minutes
Asian flavors combine to make a flavorful shrimp and broccoli stir fry that's healthy and easy to make. Prepared in under 30 minutes!
side view shrimp

Lemon Shrimp Pasta with Greens

4.73 stars average
20 minutes
This bright and flavorful shrimp pasta recipe is made with hearty whole wheat linguine, plump shrimp and fresh lemon juice.
Lemony Shrimp Pasta with Greens - a healthy dinner recipe

Caribbean Fish Soup (Fish Tea)

4.50 stars average
40 minutes
This fragrant broth-based Caribbean fish soup, also known as fish tea, is made with hearty veggies, potatoes and various types of fish and seafood.
Easy Caribbean Fish Soup

Shrimp and Broccoli Penne

4.14 stars average
30 minutes
A fast and easy weeknight dinner recipe, the whole family will love this lemony, garlicky, shrimp and broccoli penne pasta.
Shrimp and Broccoli Penne

Kung Pao Shrimp

5 stars average
20 minutes
A healthy version of the Chinese takeout classic, my Kung Pao Shrimp is sweet, spicy and perfectly balanced. Ready in 20 minutes!
Healthy Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe

Shrimp Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup

4.57 stars average
40 minutes
My Shrimp Pho is a faster, easier weeknight version that doesn’t require hours in the kitchen making the traditional bone-marrow broth.
Vietnamese Shrimp Pho with Rice Noodles and Jalapenos

Shrimp Tostadas

5 stars average
30 minutes
These healthy baked tostadas are topped with creamy guacamole and sautéed shrimp. 
Shrimp Tostadas with Gaucamole - a healthy Mexican recipe

Thai Tom Yum Soup with Shrimp

5 stars
20 minutes
This fragrant, broth-based Thai soup is scented with lemongrass and filled with shrimp, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Tom Yum with Shrimp Soup Recipe

Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Bowl

5 stars average
10 minutes
This fast and delicious no-cook Vietnamese vermicelli bowl is full of rice noodles, shrimp, crunchy veggies and fresh herbs then drizzled with a sweet and tangy vinaigrette.
Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodle Bowls with Shrimp - a fast dinner recipe

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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