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Need some summer recipe inspiration? You need to add a few of these fantastic and easy-to-make southern shrimp recipes to your menu. These Southern classic shrimp, crab, and fish recipes will make you a star chef at your next fun get-together with friends and family.

Boiling Crab Whole Shabang Recipe

Boiling crab sauce shrimp and sausage
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If you like spicy shrimp and seafood boil, then you will definitely want to make this copycat Boiling Crab Whole Shabang Recipe. Hints of old bay seasoning, cayenne pepper, lemon, and garlic, all wrapped up with a spicy, medium heat are perfect for your seafood dinner.

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Creamy Crab Pinwheels

Crab pinwheels
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These crab pinwheels are great finger food for parties and freezer-friendly, too! Rolled in a flour tortilla, the crab filling combines canned crab meat, softened cream cheese, grated cheddar cheese, diced red bell pepper, and Creole seasoning.

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Crock Pot Maryland Crab Dip 

Maryland crab dip made in a crock pot
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Here is the best Maryland crab dip recipe features a creamy, cheesy texture packed with classic crab seasonings. Whether hosting a fun gathering with friends or simply treating your loved ones to a special appetizer, this hot crab dip is guaranteed to be a showstopper. 

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Southern Low Country Seafood Boil (Easy Instant Pot)

Lowcountry boil made in an instant pot crab legs potatoes and corn
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Hungry for a flavor-filled low-country seafood boil but find yourself short on time? This Instant Pot recipe for Southern-style low-country boil needs only 10 minutes of prep time! Loaded with snow crab legs, fresh corn on the cob, and fork-tender potatoes, it’s an impressive — but terrifically easy.

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Real Southern Shrimp and Grits

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Southern Shrimp and Grits are a longstanding Southern staple. Creamy grits made with milk and cheese are topped with sautéd shrimp in a flavorful sauce. An Iconic dish that’s simple to make for a fabulous weeknight dinner, or impressive enough to serve for friends.

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Marinated Shrimp Recipe

Marinade shrimp with cocktail sauce
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This marinated shrimp recipe will take your shrimp cocktail to the next level. Marinated overnight in an Old Bay lemon dressing, they’re so good you won’t even need cocktail sauce.

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Seafood Boil Seasoning Recipe

Make your own seafood boil to go in a bag
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Create a sensationally flavored seafood boil with this Seafood Boil Seasoning Recipe This seasoning mixture will unmask the full flavor in any seafood yet will not overpower it.

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Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Shrimp etouffee
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Classic New Orleans Shrimp Étouffée Recipe made with plump shrimp smothered in a rich and fragrant blonde roux and filled with the “Holy Trinity” of onion, celery, and green pepper. Serve with a side of rice for an easy and totally delicious one-pot Cajun meal.

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10 Minute Pan-Seared Tilapia with Lemon Butter

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Enjoy this lemon butter tilapia in a pan, which is infused with a hint of tart lemon, cilantro, and sweet, creamy butter that creates a delicious dinner for your family. The best part is, it only takes 10 minutes to make this main dish.

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Seafood Gumbo Recipe

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Listen y’all, making the best Seafood Gumbo Recipe is hard work so we took care of it for ya. This OG recipe is filled with plump shrimp, juicy oysters, and crabmeat in a super spiced up broth that begins with a deep flavorful roux! Its got that fiery spice kick.

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Easy Cajun Blackened Shrimp

Cajun black and shrimp
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Delicious blackened shrimp coated in Cajun blackening seasoning. This easy shrimp recipe is ready in 15 minutes! Great for tacos, bowls, salads, po-boys, and pasta.

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