Frozen Shrimp to the Rescue: 15 Party Picks

How to host unexpected guests with ease? Combine one of these smart recipes plus a bag of frozen shrimp, and you'll have a super-quick dish at the ready.

Part of: Holiday Central: Party Ideas

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Deep Fried Coconut Shrimp

"This shrimp recipe is wonderful, easy and quick. It's my new favorite recipe. It's like having dessert for dinner!"

-Chef #1573699

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Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado

"Delicious and so elegant! We loved these, and the citrus gives the flavor an unexpected depth. It's just an exceptional, refreshing dish."

-~Leslie~

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Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

"These are fabulous! I took these to a Christmas party and they were the first thing to go. This is a great recipe, and I especially love that it is so quick to make!"

-MamaJ

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10-Minute Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dip

"I served these as appetizers on Christmas Eve and they were eaten right up! It's a great recipe and one that everyone loved."

-BettyBoopers

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Shrimp Wonton Cups

"These are delicious! These will be on my appetizers spread for New Year's Eve."

-Ratalouille

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4-Minute Spicy Garlic Shrimp

"This was fantastic! I made this as an appetizer at a family dinner and everyone went absolutely wild over them!"

-alliewilson923

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Garlic Shrimp Dip

"Really good and so quick to make! This is a really unique way to serve shrimp dip; we thoroughly enjoyed it."

-Michelle S.

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Company's in the Driveway Shrimp & Avocado Salsa

"This is like a poor man's ceviche. I didn't use tortilla chips — just my spoon!"

-Ang11002

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Firecracker Prawn Cocktail Shots

"What is there not to love? This is simplicity at its best, with flavors of the sea, the spiciness of the chili Tabasco sauce, the pink pepper and the cayenne. It's perfection!"

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Spanish Shrimp Cakes

"When I asked my guests how many stars out of five, I was told six! I had planned this as a little appetizer, but I ended up making two batches, and all were devoured by four happy eaters."

-Chef Kate

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Caribbean Shrimp

"We loved, loved, loved this! My partner said to be sure to give this the highest rating possible and to please make it once a week."

-JeriBinNC

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Classic Fresh Shrimp Rolls

"This is an amazing shrimp roll. I loved the use of sweet chili sauce here. In fact, I absolutely adored it!"

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Spicy Ginger Garlic Shrimp

"I loved everything about this! There's just a slight hint of sweet from the brown sugar, and zip from the red pepper."

-Kim 127

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Mini Shrimp Cocktail Appetizers

"This is a great appetizer. They're so easy and so wonderful to eat, how could I have waited so darn long before I made these?"

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Homemade Shrimp Cocktail

"I was going to post my shrimp cocktail recipe, but this one is very similar and delicious! I made these for a starter for Christmas dinner and everyone loved them."

-derf

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