The key to cooking with shrimp is to celebrate its natural flavor. Shrimp is naturally tender and a bit sweet, making it an ideal companion to flavors from around Asia, like these Asian shrimp recipes.
So, it’s only natural to bolster your recipe book with some Asian shrimp recipes! The next thirty-one recipes are from places all over the Asian continent.
Whether you’re a veteran with Asian flavors or new to the game, this list of Asian shrimp recipes is for you.
From Japan to Thailand, discover a variety of incredible Asian cuisine recipes to make your shrimp the best it can be.
1. Spicy Shrimp Egg Roll Skillet
First things first, we have a skillet recipe. This is the easy weeknight meal you’ve been waiting for, with many cruciferous vegetables and aromatics to keep every bite interesting.
You can skip the Chinese takeout because you only need thirty minutes and a skillet to bring this dinner to life. That’s what makes this recipe fantastic for super busy weeknights!
Top it with green onions and sesame seeds, and you’ll feel like you are in one of your favorite Chinese restaurants!
2. Orange Shrimp Quinoa Bowls
Quinoa doesn’t get enough love because a lot of people think of it as a hard, tasteless grain. But, as easy recipes like this one show, that couldn’t be further from the truth!
This orange shrimp quinoa bowl is packed full of healthy ingredients like red bell peppers and fresh shrimp.
Whether enjoying a quick lunch or searching for a nutritious dinner, this succulent shrimp recipe will serve your taste buds well.
3. Shrimp Summer Rolls
Take on bright summer days with the perfect snack or lunch thanks to this super simple shrimp roll recipe. The secret to success for these amazing shrimp rolls is the sesame ponzu sauce.
The sauce is dead easy, requiring only a few ingredients, but the result is addictive. These juicy shrimp rolls are ideal for a hot summer day, offering a brief and refreshing respite.
This is one of the most delicious low-calorie shrimp recipes!
4. Shrimp Edamame Stir Fry
Stir fry is a fantastic weeknight meal. Packing this shrimp stir fry recipe full of vegetables and making it your own with a unique combination of sauces and proteins is so easy.
In this case, the small bites of sweet shrimp perfectly balance the rich stir fry sauce. You can enjoy this on its own, on a bowl of noodles, or on a bowl of perfectly steamed rice.
This delicious recipe is packed with simple ingredients like large shrimp, snow peas, green beans, fresh ginger, red peppers, chili garlic sauce, and low sodium soy sauce!
Serve it with some white rice or brown rice to have one of the best Asian shrimp recipes!
5. Honey Sriracha Shrimp
Something about the combination of sweetness and spice triggers an instinct to just keep eating. This combination is particularly addictive to tender shrimp.
I love this recipe because it’s quick and easy, but the people eating it would never know it! They taste like they took hours, with a deep sweetness and incredible heat you can’t miss.
The spicy sauce can be tossed together easily while the shrimp cook with some rice vinegar, dark soy sauce, garlic cloves, sriracha, honey, and sake.
You can swap the sake for chicken broth or Shaoxing wine if needed,
6. Shrimp Salad with Noodles
We’re touching down in Vietnam for our next recipe to incorporate some characteristically fragrant flavors into your week. This is a light and refreshing salad that’s super easy to prepare.
With vibrant reds, oranges, and greens, this salad is just as good to look at as it is to eat. The shrimp remains the hero of the meal thanks to their amazing taste, but the vegetables are a close second!
7. Shrimp Soup
Embrace Thai flavors this winter with a Paleo-friendly Thai shrimp soup recipe. The broth mirrors the flavor of red Thai curry, with a characteristically deep and fragrant taste.
With a broth that rich, you might think the shrimp simply get lost. But it’s the opposite! The shrimp is a little bit of relief from all of these big, bold, beautiful flavors.
This is one of the most flavorful healthy fall soup recipes!
8. Shrimp Mousse on Sticks
Also known as ‘Chao Tom,’ biting into these shrimp mousse sticks feels like sinking your teeth into heaven. These are fantastic as party appetizers or lunch starters on a summer day.
I love how easy these sticks are to prepare! You only need fifteen minutes for the initial step. Then you can freeze the sticks for as long as you like. Simply fry when you’re ready to serve.
9. Miso Shrimp Power Bowl
Next up, we’re touching down in Japan for an iconic flavor: miso. Miso’s deep, rich umami is an incredible anchor for this otherwise light and bright power bowl.
This is a lot like a Buddha bowl but a bit greener, with the addition of some tender shrimp on top. The shrimp are coated in rich miso, bringing out their natural sweetness even more.
You might also enjoy these easy cooked sushi recipes!
10. Grilled Shrimp and Broccoli Skewers
There’s no better way to spend a warm Sunday than standing over a grill, surrounded by family, with a cold drink in your hand. These grilled shrimp and broccoli skewers would be perfect on that grill.
The thing about these skewers is that they’re great with almost any vegetable. Clear out your vegetable drawer at the end of the week and turn the vegetables into these tasty skewers.
11. Bang Bang Shrimp
Create the perfect copycat Bang Bang shrimp with this super simple recipe. The crunchy shrimp are amazing when dipped into the addictively creamy Bang Bang sauce.
While they may look a little unassuming, the shrimp and sauce are packed with punchy flavors. So, don’t give in to the takeout cravings. Whip up your very own (better) version at home.
12. Shrimp Tempura Roll
Back to Japan for a delicious take on a classic sushi recipe. This shrimp tempura roll features various textures, including the all-important crunch of the tempura shrimp.
Once you learn how to make this kind of sushi at home, you’ll never look back. Sushi is so much better made fresh, especially regarding the shrimp variety.
13. Shrimp Fried Rice
Fried rice is the ultimate comfort food. It’s a little bit greasy, it’s warm, and it’s full of addictive flavors. If you love shrimp, try it in this quick and easy weeknight dinner.
This kind of recipe was created to make use of old rice. So, make sure you use leftover rice instead of fresh-cooked rice to get the best possible results.
14. Kung Pao Shrimp
Step away from the takeout menu and into the kitchen to create this delicious homemade Kung Pao Shrimp. Not only does this taste better than any takeout, but it’s also much better for you.
If you’ve never had Kung Pao Shrimp, it’s a sweet, spicy, and sticky sauce covering an array of fried shrimp and vegetables. In other words, it’s heaven in a bowl.
15. Shrimp Lo Mein
If noodles are more your style, this amazing shrimp lo mein will go down in your family recipe book. This is another wonderful recipe to opt for instead of ordering takeout.
Why? Because it tastes amazing, it’s packed with vegetables and ready in under twenty minutes! That’s what I call the ultimate weeknight meal.
16. Garlic Noodles with Shrimp
Garlic and shrimp are a classic combination, offering the perfect sweetness and fragrant earthiness pairing. The title of this recipe is a little misleading because it sounds like it tastes only of garlic.
The truth is a rich tapestry of umami flavors is woven through every bite of this noodle dish. Sesame oil, fish sauce, and oyster sauce are the secrets to success in this unassuming bowl of noodles.
This would be best served with any of these simple lettuce salad recipes!
17. Shrimp Adobo in Coconut Milk
Shrimp and coconut is another classic combination, pairing the creamy tropical coolness of coconut milk with the delicate sweetness of your shrimp.
This is almost like a stew, served best on rice on a cold winter’s day. You only need half an hour to bring this together, so it’s a great healthy dish to satisfy your family.
18. Spicy Shrimp Ramen with Peanut Butter
Blend the flavors from your favorite satay dish and ramen dish into a single unforgettable bowl.
This nutty soup has a red Thai coconut base, satay-style peanut butter, and plenty of delicate ramen noodles.
You can also use frozen shrimp to make this, so it’s great for clearing out the freezer.
19. Shrimp Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce
Speaking of peanuts, this spring roll recipe is a great way to enjoy a little peanut sauce. These refreshing shrimp spring rolls are crunchy, sweet, and super light.
I highly recommend using this recipe for lunch meal prep. It keeps well, it’s easy to transport, and the sauce brings them to life no matter how much later in the week you enjoy them.
20. Grilled Apricot and Hoisin Shrimp
Apricot and shrimp is a unique combination that is unexpectedly quite lovely. This is a sweet and sticky dish with a hidden dose of garlic and ginger that makes it feel very balanced.
Once you’ve slapped these on the grill, the delicious char helps balance that sweetness even more. Serve these shrimp atop some rice, on skewers, or simply as-is for an addictive starter.
21. Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli
The mere words ‘honey garlic shrimp’ make my mouth water. Broccoli is an underrated vegetable that needs more love; this recipe proves why.
The broccoli in this fried shrimp recipe soaks up the sticky honey garlic sauce, tinged with a hint of shrimp. Serve over rice or noodles for a well-rounded, simple, and delicious meal.
22. Coconut Shrimp Soup
Take a leaf from a Thai recipe book to create this amazing coconut shrimp soup. The light red coconut broth is spicy enough to warm you from the inside without setting your lips alight.
Cooked in the coconut broth, the shrimp become even more tender and juicy. This is an amazing way to enjoy fresh soup, but even frozen shrimp will do well in this recipe.
23. General Tso’s Shrimp
Put a healthy spin on the classic General Tso’s shrimp with this breadless version. This recipe doesn’t use breading or frying, instead opting to pack flavor via the sauce.
Trust me, after one bite of this shrimp. You’ll forget this doesn’t come from a restaurant. It’s amazing on either rice or noodles. Try it with cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles for an ultra-healthy option.
24. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Thanks to this Bang Bang shrimp pasta, pack your busy weeknight with delicious, comforting flavor. While this is a pasta dish, the Asian flavors in every forkful are undeniable.
You could easily make this with noodles as well if you like! The key to success is the creamy sriracha and chili sauce, packing the bowl with enough heat to wake your tastebuds.
25. Yaki Udon with Shrimp
Yaki udon is the ultimate quick and easy lunch meal. It’s delicious, offering a simple option for busy parents who need their kids to eat some vegetables with no fuss.
Trust me. This meal is delicious to even the pickiest of eaters. You can use the vegetarian base of this recipe with any protein, but it’s particularly good with sweet and tender shrimp.
26. Shrimp Egg Foo Young
Egg Foo Young is a crispy deep-fried omelet with a thick soy glaze. In other words, this might be one of the tastiest meals on this list.
This recipe will feed four in less than thirty minutes, granting you the rest of your weeknight with no hustle to make dinner. Keep a jar of this amazing sauce on hand whenever you like.
27. Shrimp and Pork Dumplings
Also called shumai, these shrimp and pork dumplings prove how delicious shrimp is when you pair it with another protein.
Keep in mind that dumplings take a little bit of practice to get right. If you plan on making this for guests, try the recipe a few times first to nail that folding technique.
28. Crispy Shrimp Tempura
Shrimp tempura is a staple of Japanese cuisine, appearing in everything from rice bowls (donburi) to sushi. Therefore, if you’re interested in nailing Japanese flavors, this recipe is essential to learn.
The good news is, it’s also super simple to get right! Tempura batter results in an ultra-crispy exterior, yielding to the sweet and tender shrimp inside.
29. Shrimp Pad Thai
Bring summer to the table with this simple and delicious shrimp Pad Thai recipe. This could quickly become your new favorite weeknight dinner recipe.
Lush and fragrant, this Pad Thai is packed with a ton of different flavors and textures. Somehow, they all come together to form the perfect bite every time… and you only need half an hour to do it.
30. Spring Roll Salad Bowl
Disassemble a spring roll and crank up the health factor thanks to this delicious spring roll salad bowl. This is a great way to enjoy those delicious flavors without wrapping any fiddly rolls.
If you’re not worried about your meal being portable, this is a great way to enjoy the usually rolled-up ingredients in a more luxurious way. This way, you can easily tweak the flavors too!
This would make a wonderful healthy lunch for college as well!
31. Bang Bang Shrimp Salad
Our final recipe celebrates the shrimp salad but with a little twist. Imagine the tangy sweetness of Bang Bang sauce atop a bowl of fresh vegetables. What a combination!
This is a great way to enjoy delicious takeout-style flavors in a healthy way, so you can get the best of both worlds.
This is also an ideal meal prep recipe. Make your Bang Bang sauce ahead of time, then cook your shrimp and assemble the salad in mere minutes. This will keep you going for many hours.
If you enjoyed these shrimp ideas you might also enjoy these delicious low-calorie tuna recipes!
Thirty-one recipes later, here we are! Shrimp is one of the best proteins out there, and there are so many other ways to enjoy it. What are some of your favorites?
Let me know in the comments below which recipes you’d like to try. Better yet, let me know which recipes I might have missed on this list!
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31 Best Asian Shrimp Recipes
Feeling Asian cuisine for dinner or lunch? Here are some Asian shrimp recipes that are delicious and simple to make.
- 1. Spicy Shrimp Egg Roll Skillet
- 2. Orange Shrimp Quinoa Bowls
- 3. Shrimp Summer Rolls
- 4. Shrimp Edamame Stir Fry
- 5. Honey Sriracha Shrimp
- 6. Shrimp Salad with Noodles
- 7. Shrimp Soup
- 8. Shrimp Mousse on Sticks
- 9. Miso Shrimp Power Bowl
- 10. Grilled Shrimp and Broccoli Skewers
- 11. Bang Bang Shrimp
- 12. Shrimp Tempura Roll
- 13. Shrimp Fried Rice
- 14. Kung Pao Shrimp
- 15. Shrimp Lo Mein
- 16. Garlic Noodles with Shrimp
- 17. Shrimp Adobo in Coconut Milk
- 18. Spicy Shrimp Ramen with Peanut Butter
- 19. Shrimp Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce
- 20. Grilled Apricot and Hoisin Shrimp
- 21. Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli
- 22. Coconut Shrimp Soup
- 23. General Tso’s Shrimp
- 24. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
- 25. Yaki Udon with Shrimp
- 26. Shrimp Egg Foo Young
- 27. Shrimp and Pork Dumplings
- 28. Crispy Shrimp Tempura
- 29. Shrimp Pad Thai
- 30. Spring Roll Salad Bowl
- 31. Bang Bang Shrimp Salad
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious Asian shrimp recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients. You might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
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