26 Easy Recipes with Leftover Shrimp: plus useful storage tips

These 26 recipes with leftover shrimp are the perfect way to use up your seafood. Choose a dish for an appetizer, side dish, or main dish. There are lots of great ideas to try. Don’t let your leftovers go to waste! Check out these amazing storage tips and then turn your shrimp into dinner the next day.

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Leftover Shrimp Recipes

Fresh shrimp is a favorite seafood in our house. It’s easy to whip up and the whole family loves it. But what do you do when you make too much?

These leftover shrimp recipes are perfect for turning last night’s dinner into something new and delicious.

Whether you are looking for a simple dish or some new ways to tackle your cooked shrimp, there is a recipe for you.

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Cooked Shrimp FAQ

How long is leftover shrimp good for?

If stored properly, it will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

How should you store cooked shrimp?

Keep you shrimp in an airtight container to make sure it has the best shelf life in your fridge.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

Each of these leftovers ideas will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How much shrimp you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

Recipes with leftover shrimp

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Ingredients that work well with extra shrimp

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • green onions
  • red onion
  • lemon juice or lime juice
  • coconut milk
  • soy sauce
  • hot sauce
  • white wine
  • chicken broth
  • parmesan cheese
  • sour cream

Recipes that use cooked shrimp

Our goal is to help you find recipes using the food you already have in your home.

Each of these shrimp dishes will give you some useful info so that you can pick the best ideas for your family's needs.

Check out the blogger that published each recipe to use their ingredient list and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

Which easy recipe are you looking forward to trying first?

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