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!
Chinese White Shrimp
Atlantic Northern 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Easy Instant Pot shrimp and broccoli stir fry that is healthier and better than take-out! This is probably the quickest meal that you can make in the Instant Pot as it cooks for just 0 minutes, which means that it just needs to come to pressure. Perfect for busy weeknights and summer days!
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!
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.