When you want something different than chicken or fish for dinner, try our fast and easy-to-prepare main dish shrimp recipes. We've got everything from simple shrimp scampi to Asian noodles to sandwiches plus Rachael's 30-Minute Meals.

Classic Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a simple Italian way to prepare shrimp and became popular in the United States after World War II.

classic shrimp scampi

Shrimp Pad Thai

MYOT: Make Your Own Takeout!

This homemade pad thai tastes bright and light with flat, fettuccine-size rice noodles retaining a nice bite.

Shrimp Pad Thai

Tangy Lime Shrimp

Serve this tangy lime shrimp dish over whole grains or pasta as a fast weeknight dinner.

tangy lime shrimp

Proscuitto-Wrapped Shrimp with Watermelon-Tomato Salad

"Watermelon adds a juicy fruitiness to the smoky shrimp," to this 30-minute meal says Rach. "The larger the shrimp, the easier they are to wrap and grill."

prosciutto-wrapped shrimp with watermelon-tomato salad

Grilled Shrimp Burrito Bowls

Go Tex-Mex with these easy and flavorful Grilled Shrimp Burrito Bowls. If you prefer your burritos to be hand-held, wrap all of the ingredients up in a warm tortilla.

grilled shrimp burrito bowls

Double-Stuffed Shrimp with Beurre Blanc

"This baby's double rich: shrimp and crab" says Rach. "And to top it all off, it's served with a butter sauce called beurre blanc (white butter)."

Double-Stuffed Shrimp with Beurre Blanc

Sicilian Shrimp Po Boys

This 30-Minute Meal by Rachael Ray has a Sicilian twist: anchovies, capers and white wine. For a truly satisfying meal, pair this sandwich with a crisp white wine or medium-bodied beer.

sicilian shrimp po boys

Poblano Cream Pasta with Shrimp

This 30-Minute Meal by Rachael Ray is Tex-Mex and Italian-inspired with poblanos adding a flavorful south-of-the-border twist.

poblano cream pasta with shrimp

Shrimp with Chile-Lemon Butter

For Christmas Eve 2012, Rachael made this recipe from her book My Year In Meals.

"Funnily enough, my mom doesn't really care for a lot of seafood. While John and I eat pretty much everything, she only likes shrimp, crab, anchovies and flaky white fish," says Rach.

shrimp with chile-lemon butter

Chicken Andouille & Shrimp Jambalaya

We cut the guilt but not the flavor in this lightened up version of the popular New Orleans recipe.

chicken andouille and shrimp jambalaya

Chickpea Puree with Poached Shrimp

Italian Chef Lidia Bastianich serves her flavorful poached shrimp over a homemade chickpea puree sauce. Make a large batch of the sauce and keep it on hand to serve over roasted or steamed veggies.

chickpea puree with poached shrimp

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Grilled shrimp adds a smoky layer of flavor to this classic Shrimp Scampi recipe. Serve it over a toasted baguette for a complete and filling meal.

grilled shrimp scampi

Mushroom and Shrimp Noodle Bowls

Get your chopsticks ready! Mushroom and shrimp share the spotlight in this takeout-inspired 30-Minute Meal recipe by Rachael Ray.

mushroom and shrimp noodle bowls

Seafood Paella

Make this classic Spanish paella recipe in a cast-iron skillet to evenly distribute the heat through the dish. Once you've mastered the recipe, get creative and add in your favorite vegetables and other types of seafood.

Seafood Paella