Left Over Shrimp Recipes

Left Over Shrimp Recipes

We had a party on St. Patrick’s Day this year. Opened my fridge the next day and discovered myself with a dishful of shrimp-leftover. I wondered for a minute what went wrong? Ah yes, one of my friends bought it to cook her something special, which did not happen as I can see now.

I had a couple of other dishes also as a leftover. Suddenly I got to know that I might survive around 2 days with these leftovers. I wanted to focus mainly on shrimp leftovers, and I thought of some tempting recipes.

Yet, some of you might think, what can I do with leftover shrimp. You can see it by yourself with left over shrimp recipes.

Shrimp Salad Recipe

Shrimp salad is lighter and airy than chicken salad. This is actually a blend of tender shrimp with fresh veggies. I season it lightly with a little bit of salt, pepper, and some fresh dill. As a result, the pungent boiled shrimp salad was shining through.

It was also coated with a creamy dressing, making it a high protein gristly dish. This creamy salad is really easy to make-ahead dinner option and one of the best ways to enjoy some shrimp leftover.

I will use Old Bay seasoning, especially for this shrimp salad, along with fresh dill and Dijon mustard. This combination produces a tempting flavor that you cannot but love it! The Old Bay mostly blends with other recipes u might try.

It has many natural herbs and spices that enhances most of the seafood dishes.

Ingredients we Need:

  • 1 lb of boiled leftover shrimp, medium
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of finely diced celery
  • 1/2 cup of minced onion
  • 1 tbsp of fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp of ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Directions Step by Step:

Step 1:

I will be using around 30-40 medium-sized boiled shrimps. You can use larger shrimps if you want to. Though, remember to cut into pieces to get the most out of it.

Step 2:

Now for the salad part. I am gonna make sure that the onion is finely chopped. You would not want to bite onion pieces instead of shrimp, right? About onion, for mild flavor, you

should use green onions instead of red onions. Don’t forget about the dill. Make sure to use fresh ones; fresh ones bring out the most flavor, let me tell you. Got the dried ones right now? No worries. 

Step 3:

Let’s get a bowl for all these ingredients. I will put shrimp, celery, minced onion, lemon juice, pepper, dill in it and toss gently to coat properly. I will also use some mayonnaise and salt for taste. If needed, you can use extra dill for garnish.

Now what to eat with? Can’t think of any? Just put in the mouth. There, the easiest way to devour some leftovers. Now, after this, don’t surf the net again for what to do with leftover shrimp.

Well, there are a couple of other ways to eat with it. I sometimes add this shrimp salad to a toast with some lettuce; butter for extra taste. You can also serve on a croissant or with chips. My ‘that friend’ ate a lot of tortilla chips with this salad. 

You might find other ways too. Let me know.

Garlic Shrimp Recipe

As an innovator cook, I tried most of the leftover cooked shrimp recipes. If you want to taste another one, worry not! Cuz, I am here to proffer you with another delicious pan frying shrimp recipe with garlic. Hope you enjoy this one more than the last one.

Ingredients we Need:

  • 1 lb of shrimp, medium
  • 1 tsp of walnut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp of butter
  • 3 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of fresh parsley 
  • 1 tsp of Kosher salt

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

I will spray the pan with a non-stick cooking spray and turn the fire on at low settings. 

Step 2:

After that, I will put the shrimps on. I used around 30-40 medium-sized ones just like last time. If you want, go for the big ones, the lobsters. Look out for the shrimps. Don’t let them hiss.

Wait till you see the bright orange color. Don’t overdo them. Now just simply turn them over and wait till it gets the bright orange color. It will take around 4-5 minutes. 

Step 3:

We are done here. I will be turning off the heat now. Now where I put that bowl again? Transferring all the shrimps.

Step 4:

The fun part. Mixing the shrimps with all the ingredients. Tossing the bowl gently again. Whoops, some of the shrimps almost flew away. 

Step 5:

Don’t bring me Thanos; just the pan will be okay. Getting some walnut oil on it. I will be putting the flame to medium settings now. Wait till it is hot. 

Step 6:

Bring me the shrimps, I said. Pouring all of the mixtures on the pan. I am gonna saute it now for a minute. After that, the cloves of garlic that were forgotten will be put into here. Turn the heat to low settings. Saute till the garlic is soft.

Step 7:

Adding 1/2 tbsp of butter, 3tbsp of fresh lemon juice, and some fresh parsley. From my end, I didn’t want salt. Do add if you need it.

Now, there you have 150 calories worth of pan frying shrimp recipes. Bon Appetit! 


By following the recipes made by shrimp leftovers, you can fully utilize your money invested in buying shrimp. The leftover recipes are nutritious and tastier than you think. We suggest to follow any of the recipes mentioned next time when you bring shrimp at your home.

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