Easy-to-cook shrimp recipes include shrimp scampi, shrimp cocktail, shrimp salad and shrimp pasta. Grilling is an easy way to prepare shrimp that allows for a multitude of flavor variations.
Shrimp scampi is made by cooking shrimp in a pan with butter, garlic and wine. Shrimp cocktail is very simple to make and consists of cooked and cooled shrimp accompanied by cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge. An easy shrimp salad recipe from Cooking Light calls for boiled shrimp to be combined with lemon juice, sesame oil, chili sauce, mangoes, red peppers and tomatoes. These ingredients are to be served atop a crisp Bibb lettuce leaf. Pre-cooked shrimp can be purchased at most supermarkets for easier preparation.
Two easy grilled shrimp recipes are Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Herbs from Food.com and Barbecued Lime Shrimp and Corn from MyRecipes.com. For the first recipe, shrimp is placed in a freezer bag with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, brown sugar and spices. After being allowed to marinate for 20 minutes, the shrimp is skewered and placed on a hot grill for 5 to 6 minutes. For the second recipe, shrimp is marinated in a tangy sauce made with citrus juices, ginger, garlic and soy sauce. It is then wrapped in foil alongside corn and potatoes and cooked using an oven, grill or campfire for about 10 minutes.