Unexpectedly Delicious Shrimp Appetizers You've Never Thought Of

Shrimp Appetizers
Shrimp is an important type of a seafood which is consumed all over the world. The following article provides various recipes for churning out delicious, lip-smacking shrimp appetizers.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Shrimp are widely spread and play an important role in the food chain. They are extensively farmed for human consumption, as its muscular tail is considered to be extremely delicious. They are a rich source of omega-fatty acids, and have low amounts of mercury (considered toxic). They are considered healthy for the circulatory system, and are a great source of calcium, proteins, and iodine. Common methods of preparation include baking, frying, and grilling.

Bacon-wrapped Shrimp
This is one dish that you would want to serve during the Halloween!

Ingredients
  • Large shrimp (shelled, deveined): 48 pieces
  • Bacon strips (quartered lengthwise, followed by cutting once across the breadth): 6
  • Green onion (finely chopped): 2
  • Mayonnaise: ⅔ cup
  • Dry white wine: ¼ cup
  • Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Chili garlic sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1½ teaspoons
  • Lemon peel (shredded): 1 teaspoon
Method
  1. To marinate, combine the shrimp with wine, lemon peel, chili garlic sauce (half tablespoon), and salt. Follow this by tossing it well. Keep it aside for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Discard the marinade, and drain the shrimp on a paper towel.
  3. Wrap each of them in a piece of bacon, and secure it by skewering with a wooden toothpick.
  4. Preheat the broiler and position the rack in such a manner that it is at least 3 to 4 inches away from heat.
  5. Place shrimp in a single layer on an unheated rack of the broiler pan, and turn it only twice in the entire stage of broiling. Broil till they are opaque and bacon is thoroughly cooked (should turn crisp).
Sauce
  1. In a bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, chili garlic sauce, salt, and green onions.
  2. Cover the sauce and serve it chilled.
This recipe serves around 12 to 16.

Coconut Fried Shrimp
This is a tropical recipe served with a sweet sauce.

Ingredients
  • Uncooled jumbo shrimp (shelled, deveined): 1 pound
  • Pineapple preserves: 1 jar
  • Egg whites (lightly beaten): 2
  • Flaked coconut: 1⅓ cups
  • All-purpose flour: ¼ cup
  • Frozen non-alcoholic pina colada mix (thawed): 1 tablespoon
  • Oil for deep frying
Method
  1. Starting with the tail of the shrimp, make a slit down to the inner curve. Follow this by pressing it lightly to flatten a little.
  2. Place flour, egg whites, and coconut in three different bowls.
  3. First dip the shrimp in flour, followed by egg whites, and lastly in the coconut.
  4. Use an electric skillet or a deep fat fryer to fry the shrimp.
  5. Heat the oil to 375°F and fry till they are evenly golden brown in color.
  6. In a bowl, combine pineapple preserves and pina colada, and serve with the fried shrimp.
Shrimp Dip
This is a cold appetizer and is a favorite for parties. It is recommended to make this recipe one day in advance.

Ingredients
  • Shrimp: 2 cans
  • Cream cheese: 11 ounces
  • Mayonnaise: ¾ cup
  • Onion (chopped fine): 1
  • Ketchup: 2 tablespoons
  • Dill weed: 2 teaspoons
  • Worcestershire sauce: a dash
Method
  1. Let the cream cheese rest at room temperature for 24 hours so that it turns soft.
  2. In a bowl, mix shrimp, onion, Worcestershire sauce, cream cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, and dill weed together with a potato masher.
  3. Chill the dip in the refrigerator for a day before serving.
So, let loose your imagination, and do not fear to experiment the above recipes in your own unique style.