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30 Easy Shrimp Ideas for Weeknight Dinners

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Thai shrimp salad

Flavored with chiles, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, and herbs, this vibrant Thai specialty couldn’t be more different from the mildly flavored mayonnaise-based version of shrimp salad.

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Shrimp stir-fry

One mistake many cooks make with shrimp is overcooking it (it should be firm but not rubbery). Stir-frying it — together with an assortment of vegetables — is one way to make sure it’s not overdone.

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Teriyaki shrimp

Seafood grilled or broiled with a sweet-and-salty teriyaki glaze — based on soy sauce and mirin (rice wine) — is more popular in Japan than chicken or meat teriyaki, and shrimp works very well with the sauce.

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Shrimp with rice paella-style

Whether or not you have a paella pan, cooking short-grain Spanish-grown rice enhanced with shrimp and other ingredients yields a delicious one-dish meal.

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Cajun shrimp gumbo

Shrimp and sausage in a spicy tomato sauce thickened with okra or filé powder is a Louisiana classic.

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