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28 Succulent AIP Shrimp Recipes

Louise | April 18

I love weekend cookouts with fresh shrimp on the grill. But I’m just as happy with an elegant shrimp scampi, soaked in the rich flavors of Italy. Shrimp are so versatile and incredibly easy to cook; that’s why I find myself turning to this list of 28 AIP shrimp recipes almost every week.

Even if you don’t live close to the ocean, there are lots of easy ways to incorporate shrimp into a breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I love this recipe for Chinese cabbage stir fry that features dried shrimp, a staple in Asian cuisine and an easy way to kick up the flavor profile of any dish!

Or what about a delicious seafood chowder, bursting with shrimp, salmon, and potatoes? From stir frys to salads to soups, these AIP shrimp recipes will have you heading towards your grocery store’s seafood aisle in no time!

Here are just a few of the AIP Shrimp Recipes we’ve included:

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28 Succulent AIP Shrimp Recipes

AIP Shrimp Stir Frys

AIP Shrimp Fried Rice

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, onion, garlic, cauliflower, carrots, green onions, avocado oil, coconut aminos, salt.

One of the best things about fried ‘rice’ meals is that they can be versatile – use whatever vegetables you have and add in shrimp or any other meat. It can be a great way to use up leftover chicken or pork from a roast dinner, but for a lighter option the shrimp fits the bill! Adding the coconut aminos adds a lovely Asian flavor to the dish and it is now readily available.

Paleo Cucumber Ginger Shrimp

– Paleo Flourish

AIP Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: cucumber, shrimp/prawns, ginger, salt, pepper (omit), coconut oil.

Just imagine a fresh and satisfying light shrimp lunch with cucumber on a hot summer day and one that only takes fifteen minutes to prepare! The grated ginger adds a lovely subtle heat to the dish and the cucumber makes it juicy and delicious and adds a cooling flavor. Cook the shrimp until they turn pink then dig in with a fork and enjoy!

Shrimp Scampi

– Autoimmune Wellness

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, garlic, shrimp, bone broth, lemon juice, parsley.

In Europe scampi is traditionally served with a breadcrumb coating, but once you have tried eating it this way you may never go back! Shrimp goes so well with garlic and is a meaty fish, making this dish a very satisfying one to tuck in to. Shrimp also cook very quickly, so this recipe would be great if people drop by for lunch out of the blue, or as a wholesome lunch for yourself on a busy day.

Herbed Shrimp with Dairy-Free Tzatziki

– Autoimmune Wellness

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: shrimp, olive oil, dried parsley flakes, dried oregano flakes, dried dill, sea salt, garlic, white onion, coconut yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder.

Although shrimp do not have a strong flavor, they are able to carry quite a lot of seasoning. So in this recipe you will find the herbs complement the shrimp and don’t dominate the taste. Tzatziki is a lovely cooling dip to serve here. It is made using cucumber and yogurt and can be flavored with lemon to add a nice citrus kick, and garlic for a finger-lickin’ flavor!

Shrimp and Spinach Stir-Fry

– A Clean Plate

Ingredients: coconut oil, shrimp, spinach, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, sea salt.

Here is another quick and easy recipe that can give you a delicious meal but in only a few minutes. You end up with succulent, garlicky shrimp and the earthy goodness of spinach flavored with the citrus juice. Don’t worry about the amount of spinach listed here; once it is cooked it reduces in volume a lot, so just be brave and toss it in the pan!

Simple Chinese Stir-Fry Cabbage with Dried Shrimp

– Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!

Ingredients: cabbage, dried shrimps, olive oil, salt.

Here is another recipe that could not be easier! Dried shrimp have long been a staple ingredient in Asian cookery and in this dish they add a special crunch and flavor to the cabbage side. They can be used in soups to give the desired umami taste. The dried shrimp is also a great source of vitamin B12 and Selenium, so has health benefits too.

AIP Shrimp Pastas

Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Pasta

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: zucchini, olive oil, garlic, onion, basil, oregano, shrimp, salt.

Shrimp is a fabulous ingredient as it gives a real diversity if texture to the dish. It also gives you a lighter option than using beef. And of course we all know how well lemon goes with fish! You can use a mandolin to cut the zucchini or even a simple potato peeler.

Real Deal AIP Alfredo with Shrimp

– Slightly Lost Girl

Ingredients: heart of palm, olive oil, garlic, shrimp, zucchini.

Traditional Alfredo sauces are loaded with heavy cream and use dairy, but this recipe uses heart of palm which is a vegetable rich in potassium, zinc, iron and vitamins, and the creamy sauce you end up with is delicious! It doesn’t need to be confined to shrimp dishes either – why not try it with different proteins or as a sauce with veggies!

Shrimp Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

– Don’t Eat the Spatula

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, cauliflower, onion, extra virgin olive oil, palm shortening, water, sea salt, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast (optional), ginger, gelatin, shrimp.

This Alfredo recipe uses cauliflower to give you the desired creamy sauce that sits so well with shrimp, yet does not involve dairy. The sauce has the usual garlicky taste you normally associate with Alfredo, and this can help eliminate the cauli flavor for the skeptics in the family. This dish is great served with roasted vegetables or simply heaped onto spaghetti squash.

Bacon and Bay Shrimp Scampi AIP

– Balancing BRCA

Ingredients: shrimp, bacon, zucchini, garlic, parsley, extra virgin olive oil, cooking fat of choice, lemon zest (optional).

Just imagine biting into meaty shrimp and salty bacon all served on a bed of noodles! This is a light meal, but it is also filling and satisfying and would make a great family dinner. This is also an adaptable dish that can be enjoyed warm or cold, so it would be a lovely lunch served as a shrimp salad, especially if you add in some lemon zest to boost the flavors.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles and Spinach

– Livin’ the Crunchy Life

Ingredients: zucchini, shrimp, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut oil, spinach (optional), salt.

Zucchini noodles are gradually taking the place of traditional pasta for many of us, and personally I prefer them now as they can carry all the flavors of the sauce without causing any inflammatory issues. I don’t really like al dente vegetables, so I increase the cooking time for the zoodles, but feel free to cook them to taste. They make the perfect side for these delicious shrimp with their garlic and lemon sauce!

Other AIP Shrimp Recipes

Coconut Lemongrass Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

– Paleo Flourish

AIP Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, coconut cream, chicken stock, button mushrooms, lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, salt, cilantro.

Ideal after a busy day, this Thai soup is easy to prepare, yet is so satisfying and filling. This recipe uses the traditional Thai flavors of lime, lemongrass and fish sauce to give a delicious soup that can easily become a family favorite. If you find it difficult to find lime leaves, remember that they can be frozen, so when you can find them, buy loads and freeze for later!

Simple Coconut Seafood Soup Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

AIP Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: chicken stock, button mushrooms or other mushrooms, kale, romaine lettuce, tilapia filets, shrimp/prawns, mussels (optional), coconut cream, Red Boat fish sauce (optional), salt.

This soup is creamy and delicious and packed with great flavors of the sea. If you choose not to add the fish sauce the soup will still taste great, but it really adds to the end result. If you don’t have tilapia, any other meaty fish would work here – try cod or coley or even salmon, just be careful not to stir too vigorously or you risk breaking up the fish.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Smokey Avocado Cream

– Grazed & Enthused

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: avocado, red onion, cilantro, water, lime juice, olive oil, sea salt, ginger, dried oregano, garlic powder, olive oil, shrimp, fish sauce.

In our house everyone loves using lettuce as tacos, and the variety of fillings you can use is endless! The shrimp here is served with avocado cream and juicy mango, a little taste of summer on a plate! These are great served for a light lunch, and if you are feeding the kids you might like to try serving the shrimp, cream and mango in separate dishes then let them fill their own tacos!

Triple Seafood Chowder

– Grazed & Enthused

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: olive oil, yellow onion, white sweet potato, celery, carrots, sea salt, bay leaf, coconut cream, beef or fish or pork bone broth, salmon, shrimp, smoked kippers, thyme, dried dill, dried basil, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice.

My first memory of chowder was being served this delicious soup in a restaurant in Texas, and realizing that seafood tastes even better when it is served this way. There are three types of seafood used here, but you can change these if you want to, but I recommend the shrimp and a firm-fleshed fish as they hold their shape better. Try not to omit the dill as it really boosts the flavor of the fish.

Broth Simmered Shrimp Dumplings

– Meatified

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: shrimp, coconut cream, cilantro, garlic powder, sea salt, chicken broth or stock, lime (optional), scallions (optional).

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, and these dumplings swimming in fragrant broth both look and smell amazing! For family members not on AIP this dish could be spiced up with some chili flakes. The recipe calls for chicken broth but these would work well using a homemade fish stock.

Shrimp Salad

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: shrimp, celery, white onion, avocado, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, dried dill weed.

Seafood salads can make amazing light lunches for the summer time, but don’t restrict yourself to tuna as shrimp tastes so good cold too. This salad has an amazing creamy sauce thanks to the avocado, and the herbs make sure this dish has plenty of flavor. I like to serve this in a bowl or on lettuce leaf wraps for family picnics.

Shrimp and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry

– Adventures in Partaking

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: olive oil, white onion, ginger, garlic, ginger powder, dried cilantro, turmeric powder, sea salt, sweet potatoes, spinach, water or fish stock, shrimp, coconut milk, cilantro, lime juice.

This curry is a traditional Indian one that uses garlic, ginger and turmeric for the authentic flavor. Shrimp is so good in a richly spiced dish like this, because although it does not have a strong flavor, it is able to carry the spices well. This curry has a creamy sauce and is packed with chunks of sweet potato and tender shrimp and tastes amazing served over cauliflower rice or just eaten with a spoon!

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Salad

– Adventures in Partaking

AIP Shrimp Recipes

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Ingredients: olive oil, lime juice, parsley, ginger, sea salt, pineapple, shrimp, mint, cucumbers.

Here is another recipe where there are few ingredients but the end result is so tasty! Shrimp goes well with tropical fruits like pineapple, lime or mango, and if you can get fresh pineapple it certainly makes a difference to the texture of this dish. It can add to the overall appearance of the meal if you leave the tails on the shrimp and they can also be used as finger foods this way!

Shrimp, Avocado, Mango and Fennel Salad

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: cilantro, lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, fish sauce, shrimp, fennel bulb, mango, red onion, avocado.

This salad is a true fusion of textures and flavors, from the crunch of the fennel and tender shrimp to the creamy avocado and juicy, soft mango. This makes the dish a winner for a summer dinner party as it also looks amazing! If you don’t like or can’t get fresh fennel, you could try using thinly sliced celery stalks instead, but the aniseed flavor of fennel really sets off the flavor of the fish.

AIP Tempura Shrimp

– Our Paleo Family

Ingredients: arrowroot, cassava flour, baking powder, sea salt, sparkling water, shrimp, palm shortening or avocado oil or lard, sea salt.

Tempura is traditionally a really light and airy batter that can be used on shrimp, chicken and vegetables, so it was lovely to find this AIP-friendly version. Tempura shrimp can be an impressive dish for a dinner party and can be served with a dip of your choice. They also make great party food and are easy to eat if you leave the tails on – great idea for a film night with the family!

Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

– Paleo on the Go

Ingredients: maple syrup, shrimp, salt, bacon, chives.

Now these shrimp have got to be the ultimate in look and taste! You have plump and tender shrimp in a crispy bacon jacket, all smothered in a maple syrup glaze. Not only do they taste amazing, but the whole kitchen will be filled with aromatic scents! Although wrapping the shrimp can be a bit time-consuming, it is easy to do this ahead of time and leave the shrimp in the refrigerator until you need to cook them.

Shrimps in Spicy Orange Sauce

– Zesty Paleo

Ingredients: shrimps, garlic, ginger powder, turmeric powder, coconut oil, coriander leaves, orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, bone broth or water, coconut aminos, fish sauce, honey, sea salt.

Now we all know how well fish and citrus go together, and this recipe is no exception. You have spicy shrimp, coated with ginger and garlic, then served in a rich citrus sauce which I just could not get enough of! I had some left over and was frantically searching for other ways to eat it – goes great with grilled chicken too! As a tip, remember that fresh citrus can be frozen in ice cube trays for easy use later.

Shrimp and Grits

– The Castaway Kitchen

Ingredients: cauliflower, coconut oil, garlic, marjoram, black pepper (omit), bay leaves, coconut aminos, bone broth, onion, bacon, shrimp, salt, ginger, rosemary, sage, oregano, turmeric.

There are quite a few spices used in this recipe but the shrimp will still retain its flavor and won’t be overwhelmed so don’t worry! The grits made here are a different slant on cauliflower rice, but with loads of added flavor from the herbs and spices. The range of textures in this dish is fantastic – tender shrimp, crispy bacon and soft grits all served together on a steaming bowl of deliciousness!

Orange Ginger Shrimp

– Beyond the Bite

Ingredients: shrimp, orange juice, maple syrup, ginger, sea salt, chives.

Here is another quick and easy recipe for you to file away in your collection of flavor-rich foods that will impress. The shrimp in this dish have the sweetness from the maple syrup, the lovely fresh citrus kick from the orange and a bit of heat from the ginger, which can help to aid digestive issues too. You can garnish these with chopped chives, finely chopped parsley or completely as they are!

Easy Shrimp & Avocado Ceviche

– Gutsy By Nature

Ingredients: shrimp, lime juice, lemon juice, olive oil, cucumber, avocado, red onion or shallot, cilantro (optional).

Ceviche normally uses citrus juices to cure the raw fish, but in this recipe you have all the flavors associated with it, but using pre-cooked fish instead. This is an amazingly fresh dish, with cool cucumber, lemon and lime juice and crisp red onion. I can just imagine tucking in to this amazing salad in the summer when we can enjoy lunch in the garden.

Cauliflower-Leek Soup with Crispy Shrimp

– Fresh Tart

Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, leek, cauliflower, chicken broth, garlic, bay leaf, mizuna or other leafy greens, chives, lemon juice, sea salt.

This soup recipe is lighter than some and can be used as a light option for lunch or as an appetizer. The cauliflower and greens give a lovely fresh taste and the fried shrimp make an amazing contrast in texture and flavor. I prefer to make this soup with spinach as I find the whole family can enjoy it without the usual moans about vegetables!

AIP Paleo Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

– Paleo Cajun Lady

Ingredients: coconut oil or animal fat, onion, celery, okra, chicken broth, shrimp, water, garlic, salt.

This dish is based on traditional Cajun gumbo, with the rich flavor, firm shrimp and earthy okra, which is also known as Lady’s Fingers in some countries. You can use this recipe exactly or add different ingredients and spices to make it your own. I like to increase the celery because okra is difficult to source here, and occasionally add in some ginger for extra spice!

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