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5 Unique Shrimp Dishes in Metro Detroit


The first thing that comes to mind when you think of shrimp is probably a good cocktail sauce. But, what about mixing things up next time you have a hankering for this flavorful sea-dweller? These five dishes from local metro Detroit restaurants and eateries are sure to do the trick!

Shrimp Burger @ Taqueria El Rey

We’re starting off pretty shrimple…I mean simple. Just about everyone loves a good burger and if you’re a shrimp-lover, you’ll wonder why you never thought of this before. At Taqueria El Rey, the shrimp burger comes with lettuce, tomato, onions & avocados. Served with fries, this is one delicious mash-up.

Dry Fish Pizza @ Amar Pizza

Next to cocktail sauce, garlic might be the next best thing to happen to shrimp. Now, how about turning that idea into a pizza? That’s exactly what the folks over at Amar Pizza in Hamtramck and Fraser have done with their Dry Fish Pizza: dried shrimp, roasted garlic, onions & cilantro with a spicy fish paste sauce.

Blackened Shrimp Taco @ Hot Taco

Located in Detroit, this taco shop has a short, but varied selection of tacos. The one we’re interested in right now is the blackened shrimp taco: spicy, seasoned shrimp with avocado, red onions, cilantro, shredded cheese, chipotle sour cream & pico de gallo. How does that not sound amazing? And, if you’re downtown, they might even deliver to you.

Yum Ta-Le Salad @ Sala Thai

As the only shrimp salad on the list, this one is especially reserved for those who might be a little more health conscious. The Yum Ta-Le salad at Sala Thai in Eastern Market contains shrimp, squid, mussels, green onions, lemon grass, bell peppers and lime juice, making the calorie-counting, shrimp-lover happy.

Gambas a la Parilla @ La Feria

La Feria in Detroit specializes in tapas, or small plates, and one we have our eyes on is the gambas a la parilla: skewered grilled shrimp, lemon, garlic, olive oil and parsley. And, if you’re looking for an appetizing appetizer that is gluten-free, the gambas a la parilla is perfect.