34 Leftover Shrimp Recipes [Fried, Frozen, & More]

I like to buy those really big bags of frozen shrimp so that I know I will have enough for my whole family.

We all love shrimp! Even though we all adore almost any kind of shrimp, I somehow always end up with leftovers. I guess you can only eat so many shrimp before you get pretty full… 

Leftover Shrimp Recipes

I have found quite a few ways to use leftover shrimp that I wanted to share with you. I know you will find at least a few recipes that you and your family will love!

You never have to worry about having shrimp going to waste ever again!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Is Leftover Shrimp Good For In The Fridge?

Once your shrimp has been cooked, it will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days.

You want to be sure to use your cooked shrimp within that time so it doesn’t go to waste! Luckily, with all these delicious recipes on hand, that shouldn’t be a problem…

Can I Reheat Cooked Shrimp?

Cooked shrimp can easily be reheated. You want to try to heat it up just enough to be hot but not too much that you overcook the shrimp.

Add the cooked shrimp to a small bowl with about ¼ inch of water and steam it in the microwave. This will prevent the shrimp from drying out. 

You can also heat it up in a skillet with a little olive oil. Only reheat the shrimp for a minute or two so it doesn’t get chewy or tough!

Can I Freeze Cooked Shrimp?

Generally speaking, you can freeze cooked shrimp. It will keep in the freezer for up to six months.

Be sure to wrap the shrimp well to prevent freezer burn. I like to package the cooked shrimp in a vacuum sealed bag and then freeze it. It stays so fresh this way! 

Final Considerations

There is never a time when you should be throwing away leftover shrimp. There are just too many great ways to reuse your leftover shrimp and make it tasty again. 

Give a few of my favorite recipes a try and let me know which ones you love. And, of course, if you have a great leftover shrimp recipe that you love- share it! I always want to try new recipes. Enjoy!

You might want to check out our Leftover Salmon Recipes.

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