Celebrate Amelia Island’s Culture with These Shrimp Recipes
Amelia Island has a rich culture surrounding shrimp, beginning with the catching of the critters on shrimp boats in the 1900s. Now, the love of shrimp continues and shines through in the countless restaurants that serve shrimp dishes, and various annual events emphasizing Amelia Island’s favorite seafood. Currently, the Shrimp Days of Summer are fast approaching, which typically takes place late August through September. Through this festival, you can get discounts at various attractions around Amelia Island, but if you want a relaxed night in, instead of out on the town, you can make your own shrimp dishes from the kitchen of your choice from our Amelia Island vacation house rentals. Whether you prefer a classic shrimp boil or shrimp tacos, choose from our top picks of shrimp recipes without leaving the house, and still feel like you’re participating in Amelia Island culture during your stay.
Top 10 Shrimp Recipes
Shrimp Boil - A boil is arguably one of the best ways to make shrimp. This recipe teaches you how to put together a shrimp boil with grilled foil packets for a quick and easy dinner.
Shrimp Po’Boys - Po’Boys can be done in many ways, with crab and other seafood. In Amelia Island, you should do it with shrimp.
Shrimp and Grits - This classic Southern dish is something everyone should experience while vacationing in the South—even if you make it yourself.
Shrimp Gumbo - Gumbo classifies as a go-to Creole dish, served over rice.
Buffalo Shrimp Tacos - There are many ways to do shrimp tacos right, but this has got to be one of the easiest.
Shrimp Alfredo - Who doesn’t love a creamy, carb-loaded homemade alfredo packed with juicy shrimp?
Shrimp Scampi - A lighter take on shrimp pasta for the bikini-conscious.
Shrimp Cocktail - Giant shrimp, plus the perfectly spiced cocktail sauce to dip them in equal a go-to appetizer.
Grilled Shrimp with Honey Barbecue Sauce - Grilling shrimp often gives them maximum flavor, and the honey barbecue sauce from Epicurious doesn’t hurt either.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Salad - Impress your travel pals with a more sophisticated, protein-packed shrimp dish.
Things to Do in Amelia Island
In keeping with the Shrimp Days of Summer, actively make one of these easy shrimp recipes yourself from the cozy kitchen of one of our Amelia Island vacation house rentals, instead of waiting at a restaurant while your stomach growls. Call us at 800-847-8679 to book, or connect with us online.