Do you love shrimp? Do you love Asian cuisine? If so you have come to the right place, here’s over 30 delicious Asian shrimp recipes to cook at home!
Before we get in to all the delicious Asian Shrimp Recipes, let’s talk abut the various types of shrimps, shrimp vs prawns, and wild caught vs. farm raised shrimp.
Types of Shrimp
There are actually many types of shrimps and prawns (yes, there is a difference, read more in the next section!) Here are a few most popular ones!
- Rock Shrimp
- Pink Shrimp
- Tiger Shrimp
- Chinese White Shrimp
- Brown Shrimp
- White Shrimp
- Atlantic Northern Shrimp
- Spot Shrimp
- Aesop Shrimp
- Banana Prawn
- Blue Shrimp
Learn more about each of these shrimps and prawns here!
Shrimp vs. Prawns
Shrimp and Prawns are actually two different animals, however, there is a lot of confusion between Shrimp vs. Prawns, and it’s partly because different regions use different names.
In the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, the name “prawn” is usually used to describe both prawns and shrimp.
While in North America, the name “shrimp” is used more frequently, and the name “prawn” is used to describe larger species.
Shrimp and prawns come from different branches of the crustacean family tree. Shrimp are members of the pleocyemata suborder, and prawns are part of the dendrobranchiata suborder. They have a few differences in anatomy.
Prawns’ shell segments overlap down their abdomen, and so they can’t be as flexible as shrimp. Prawns are usually also larger in size.
In general though, folks use these words interchangeably.
Wild Caught Shrimp vs. Farm Raised Shrimp
I highly recommend wild caught shrimp over farm raised. Now, I am forced to get wild caught shrimp because I am allergic to farm raised shrimp. I break out in hives all over my face when I have more than like 3 shrimps.
Sounds like a pain, but at the same time it really is a blessing in disguise. I did some research on farm raised shrimp – and they are pretty nasty business. Skip to the next session if you are easily grossed out.
Most shrimp farms are super crowded and unsanitary, and loads of pesticides, antibiotics (some that are banned), and chemicals are used to prevent diseases, and this ends up in the shrimp. Salmonella and E. coli have also been detected in imported shrimp. ALSO, it is disgusting! Think mouse hair, rat hair, and pieces of insects – all things that can be found in shrimp farms. Learn more here.
Anyway, sorry, this isn’t very appetizing… my point is get you some good wild caught shrimp! I normally buy Frozen, Peeled, and Deveined Shrimp.
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Asian Shrimp Recipes
Do you love shrimp? Do you love Asian cuisine? If so you have come to the right place, here's over 30 delicious Asian shrimp recipes to cook at home!
Shrimp fried rice is so easy to make and at home, and so tasty too! I recommend using some leftover rice, and jumbo shrimp!
Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup
Thai coconut shrimp soup is a delicious curry-based broth, with fresh shrimp, and vegetables, super tasty!
Succulent shrimp laced in a chili paste enhanced sauce with just a drizzle of this and a splash of that of some Asian staples. Add in whatever veggies you can think of, stir and fry for a few minutes and it’s ready to go over a bowlful of white rice.
Shrimp in Lobster Sauce is a delicious seafood dish that you can order at many Chinese restaurants, and it’s actually very easy to make at home too!
Honey Orange Shrimp w/Stir Fry Vegetables
Honey orange shrimp is Asian-inspired and totally delicious. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have this shrimp in orange sauce on the table!
If you’re looking for an easy and healthy Shrimp and Broccoli recipe, look no further! This Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fry is easy to make, and perfect for any meal of the week!
Har Lok Cantonese Dry Fry Prawns
Learn how to prepare this iconic easy 15-minutes Cantonese (Chinese) dry fry prawns with sweet and sour sauce using common everyday Chinese pantry sauces.
Seafood Egg Rolls
Make these crispy seafood egg rolls as a tasty appetizer. They're packed with shrimp, crab meat and more.
Prawns Masala Curry |Spicy Prawn Masala
Prawns Masala Curry- This is an easy, spicy and delicious prawn masala which you can prepare in less than 30 minutes with simple ingredients
Shrimp stir fried with asparagus is a simple and healthy dish to make any time of the week!
15 Minute Honey Sriracha Shrimp Recipe
Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Shrimp – better tasting and faster than takeout, this easy and delicious shrimp recipe is made with simple ingredients including jumbo shrimp, fresh garlic, sweet honey, and spicy sriracha sauce.
Prawn Pulao Recipe | Shrimp Pulao
A light, quick, super tasty, 30-minute one-pot prawn pulao prepared with basic pantry staples.
Spicy Prawn Mango Summer Salad
A quick and delicious prawn mango salad with tangy and spicy lime dressing.
The crunchiness of the snow peas go so well with these marinated shrimp! Add some thai chili sauce for extra layer of flavor!
Pineapple Shrimp Recipe
Bring this Pineapple Shrimp along to any summer potluck or picnic and it’ll be the hit of the party. A dish of juicy fruit and meat pieces that delivers flavorful bites!
Teriyaki Shrimp Recipe
This Japanese Teriyaki Shrimp features caramelized bits that with a sweet sesame touch both kids and adults will enjoy! It's best served with rice for a complete and satisfying meal.
Simple stir fried shrimp with onions and garlic is so easy and so delicious! Love the crunchiness of the onion, and how it adds so yummy flavor to the stir fried shrimp too!
Shrimp with Hot Garlic Sauce Recipe-Butter Your Biscuit
Shrimp with Hot Garlic Sauce is packed with tons of flavor loaded with succulent shrimp and delicious vegetables and it can be on the table in 30 minutes!
Spicy Shrimp Ramen with Peanut Butter
This Spicy Shrimp Ramen with Peanut Butter is packed with flavor and easy to pull together any night of the week. This soup has sweet peanut butter, spicy Thai red curry, and creamy coconut milk for the perfect blend of delicious flavors.
Chao Tom (Vietnamese Shrimp Mousse on Sticks)
These Vietnamese shrimp sticks consist of flavorful shrimp mousse wrapped around lemongrass or sugarcane sticks. It is a tasty appetizer for daily meals as well as parties.
Green Mango Salad with Seafood
This Green Mango Salad with Seafood is loaded with refreshing flavors. The recipe is also quick and simple to make.
Instant Pot Shrimp and Broccoli
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Shrimp)
Thai pineapple fried rice with Shrimp is a popular main course rice dishes of Asian cuisine. This is a quick, easy and tasty rice meal that is a great option for lunchbox.
Easy Thai Prawn Curry
Looking for a quick healthy meal? This Thai prawn curry, served with basmati rice, is ready in 20 minutes - So much quicker than take away!
Grilled Shrimp Skewers (Quick and Easy)
Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers are ready in less than 15 minutes and are packed full of tangy, savory, sweet, and spicy flavor thanks to a unique Korean gochujang marinade.
Prawn Massaman Curry Quick & Easy
Prawn massaman curry, a delicious spicy treat from Thailand featuring mace, cardamom and cloves in a curry sauce alongside sweet shrimp. It's quick to cook too and will go from your cupboard to your table in around 25 minutes!
Simple And Tasty Thai Seafood Salad
Thai seafood salad. Mixing delicious Thai flavours, with perfectly cooked seafood and fresh salad ingredients, it’s a beautiful thing.
Korean Barbecue Shrimp
Korean Barbecue Shrimp is a sweet, salty and spicy Asian twist on barbecue shrimp. This shrimp recipe is a breeze to make.
Chinese Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs (蝦仁炒蛋) is actually a classic and popular chinese dish. Stir fried marinated shrimp, with scrambled eggs, and sprinkled with chopped green onions!
Bang Bang Shrimp Egg Roll Bowl
These Bang Bang shrimp bowls and delicious and so easy to make too! An awesome weeknight dinner to mix things up.
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp - Life Currents appetizer main course
Breaded shrimp, perfectly cooked, with a delicious coconut coating. These Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp are great as an appetizer or serve them as the main course with some steamed rice and veggie stir fry.
This seafood stir fry has shrimp and squid, stir fried with slices of onions, ginger, and scallions! It's easy and an awesome dish to get some seafood in your diet!
Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp
This Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe is delicious and simple to make! A healthy honey shrimp dinner everyone will love!
Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp - A Famous Take Out Dish
Chinese salt pepper shrimp is one of the famous Chinese take out dishes. A very tasty & easy shrimp recipe; served over rice or by itself.
Shrimp and Kimchi Stir Fry
This shrimp and kimchi stir fry couldn’t be an easier dinner to get on the table, marinate the shrimp for 10 minutes in gochujang, fish sauce, garlic and soy sauce.
Chinese shrimp and egg stir fry is a classic dish, and we love to add basil in to it too! Try this dish for an easy dinner any night of the week or for lunch!