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30 Easy Shrimp Ideas for Weeknight Dinners

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Shrimp and zucchini risotto

Risotto is a versatile dish, a backdrop for almost any ingredient or combination of ingredients. Small shrimp with slightly firm bits of zucchini are a particularly good combination.

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Spaghetti with shrimp

Spaghetti with clams might get most of the publicity, but a similar preparation of the pasta with tomatoes and shrimp is a winner, too.

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Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp

In Rome, its birthplace, fettuccine Alfredo is made with butter and parmigiano, period — no cream, no added ingredients. This immensely satisfying variation, though, shows what the Romans are missing.

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Shrimp rolls

Lobster salad heaped into a split-top bun is a New England classic, but there’s no reason not to make it with shrimp instead.

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Shrimp tacos

Fried or grilled shrimp wrapped in corn or flour tortillas are a standard dish in much of coastal Mexico, and deserves to be better known here.

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