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13 Easy Mexican Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love

Try these sensational Mexican shrimp recipes if you’re bored of the same old seafood dinners.

They’re spicy, fresh, and ready to devour in no time at all.

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Homemade Mexican Shrimp Ceviche Served in a Bowl with Tomatoes and Jalapeños

Forget heavy burritos and cheese-filled quesadillas because these Mexican shrimp recipes are all about fresh ingredients and bright flavors. 

They’re so festive and vibrant that I bet even the kids will ask for more.

Oh, and since shrimp cooks in just a few minutes, any of these can be made on a busy weeknight.

1. Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp fajitas never disappoint, and this recipe is spot on. 

Both the shrimp and the veggies get dunked into a Cajun marinade, then cooked on a hot skillet. 

If your pan isn’t large enough, first, do the peppers and onion. Then, the shrimp only takes a couple of minutes right before serving.

I love these with the homemade jalapeño sauce, pico de gallo, and warm flour tortillas.

2. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

The one Mexican appetizer that always causes a fuss is shrimp cocktail.

Succulent shrimp swimming in zesty tomato juice is guaranteed to be a hit every time.

And you can make it restaurant-style at home in about 30 minutes. 

Make one for yourself or a whole bunch for friends and family. Either way, you’ve earned it. 

3. Mexican Shrimp Skillet

How does an incredible 20-minute one-skillet shrimp dinner sound?

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This fresh and quick seafood dinner packs in a remarkable amount of flavor, and it’s highly versatile to boot. 

You’ll love the combination of seasoned shrimp, fresh jalapeños, bell pepper, and garlic.

Serve this family-style with a side of rice and beans, or toss it in a taco, burrito, quesadilla, or salad.

Or serve it up fajita style. It’s delicious no matter what!

4. Camarones a la Mexicana (Ranchero Style Shrimp) 

Another 20-minute Mexican stir-fry that’ll wow your tastebuds is Camarones a la Mexicana.

Aside from the shrimp, this dish consists of the perfect Mexican trifecta: tomatoes, white onions, and jalapeños.

All that gets tossed into a pan for a quick saute with some garlic and butter to make it even richer. 

Add a twist of lime and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro for the finishing touch. 

It’s fresh, beginner-friendly, and so simple that you can make it for dinner any night of the week.

5. Mexican Shrimp Diablo 

Give in to temptation the right way with this surprisingly healthy Mexican shrimp recipe. 

“Diablo” is Spanish for “devil” and the name of this sinfully scrumptious sauce. 

Rich tomato with chipotles in adobo, a pinch of brown sugar, and fresh cilantro. Sounds pretty perfect, huh? 

Douse it on the shrimp and cook those beauties until they’re bright and tender. Then layer all that deliciousness over a bed of sauteed zucchini and corn.

This dish isn’t as spicy as it may sound. So if you need to take it up a notch, add some of your favorite homemade hot sauce.

6. Mexican Style Garlic Shrimp (Camarones al Mojo de Ajo)

Need an easy shrimp recipe for dinner tonight? You can’t go wrong with garlic shrimp – and this is how you do it the Mexican way. 

You’ll coat the shrimp with cumin and paprika, then toss them in a pan with a ton of butter and garlic. 

Oh, and it wouldn’t be a proper Mexican dish without the cilantro and lime!

This decadent dish is fancy enough for a special occasion and quick enough to bust out on a work night. 

7. Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

Air Fryer shrimp is the healthier solution to your favorite battered and fried shrimp tacos. 

It cooks fast, tastes great, and makes dinner (and cleanup) a breeze.

You’ll fall head over heels in love with the sweet and spicy seasoning – not to mention the jumbo shrimp!

To keep things light and fresh, stuff these inside a warm tortilla with some crunchy slaw and a quick homemade jalapeño and lime crema. 

8. Shrimp Enchiladas

When I’ve got a craving for a hearty Mexican meal, I turn to these shrimp enchiladas. 

Each corn tortilla features shrimp, peppers, onions, and queso Oaxaca, which is the perfect combo if you ask me.

Then it all gets smothered in homemade salsa Verde and even more cheese!

If you can’t find queso Oaxaca, you can also use queso fresco, cotija, or monterey jack.

Despite which one you use, the family will love enchilada night, and so will you! 

9. Authentic Aguachile with Shrimp

Do you ever come across a recipe and find yourself rushing to the kitchen? That’s how I feel about this authentic Aguachile. 

The shrimp cooks in lime juice, then it goes for a swim in a spicy, zesty, and garlicky Aquachile sauce. 

For the final touch, top it off with thinly sliced red onion and crisp cucumbers. 

One bite, and I swear you can feel an ocean breeze – it’s that fresh! 

While this is technically an appetizer, I won’t tell if you devour the whole batch for dinner.

10. Caldo de Camarón (Mexican Shrimp Soup) 

Take a bite, and Caldo de Camaron will quickly become one of those soup recipes you just can’t live without.

It’s a satiating blend of shrimp, carrots, and potatoes in a tantalizing tomato broth. 

While the chipotle in adobo is optional, I wouldn’t skip it. It adds a smoky layer that makes this even more alluring.

Ditch the bread and serve this with a side of tortillas. 

11. Camarones con Calabacitas (Shrimp with Mexican Squash)

There’s a misconception that Mexican food is all about greasy burritos and fried foods.

But in reality, it’s super healthy and full of veggies like this fresh dish.

“Calabacitas” is Spanish for “squash,” and this dish is full of the stuff.

It’s a beautiful blend of zucchini, tomatoes, and onions spiced up with some jalapeños. 

Of course, this is Camarones con Calabacitas, so there’s shrimp in there too!

Fresh and nutritious, this is the perfect summer meal. 

12. Mexican Style Shrimp and Rice

The best shrimp dinners should be quick, flavorful, and not overly complicated. And this one tops the list!

This 30-minute meal has the flavors you crave without the pricey restaurant bill to match. 

The shrimp is bursting with an infusion of lime and spice, while the rice gets spruced up with some tomatoes and jalapeño.

13. Mexican Shrimp Salad

Bored with leafy greens? Breathe new life into your mundane routine with this vivacious creation.

Juicy shrimp, cubed avocado, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro meld together in a spicy lemon dressing. 

This bright and zippy bowl is the epitome of refreshing on a hot day. 

You could even serve this as an appetizer with a side of chips. But I totally understand if you want it all to yourself.

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Try these sensational Mexican shrimp recipes if you’re bored of the same old seafood dinners. They’re spicy, fresh, and ready to devour in no time at all.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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