These 3 Rachael Ray Main Dish Recipes Starring Shrimp Answer the Question, ‘What’s for Dinner?’

What to make for dinner is an ongoing question for many a home cook. Keep the evening meal enjoyable with one of Food Network star Rachael Ray’s filling, flavorful shrimp recipes that are sure to become favorites.

Food Network star Rachael Ray holds prepared food during a 2018 Food Network event
Food Network host Rachael Ray | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF

Rachael Ray’s Perfect Paella is easy and quick

Ray’s paella is a quick version of the classic Spanish dish, brimming with shrimp, chorizo, chicken, and mussels. Her recipe is sure to satisfy any paella lovers’ craving for the popular meal.

Reviewers found the recipe easy to make and a hit with even the pickiest eaters.

“My husband made this when we had company over one night. EVERYONE loved it. My dad isn’t a big seafood person, and his wife doesn’t eat chicken- needless to say, all loved it. Though the meal has a combination of white meat, seafood, and sausage- it is a meal that everyone can enjoy. DELISH!,” wrote one fan.

Another home cook added that while some of the ingredients are either difficult to find or expensive, the dish is worth it: “This was a really generously portioned dinner that was absolutely delicious. I substituted the mussel for clams since my supermarket had them fresh. The saffron is a bit expensive, probably adding up to the same price as the seafood, but it really makes the dish and you shouldn’t leave it out or substitute it.”

Find the full recipe and reviews on Food Network’s site.

Ray’s Creamy “Grits” with Creole Shrimp is satisfying comfort food

Served on a bed of polenta (thus the quote marks around “Grits”), Ray’s Creole Shrimp is comfort food at its best. Diced celery, onion, garlic, fresh herbs, and peppers are sauteed. Chicken stock is added, along with the shrimp. Easy and filling, it’s a dish that comes together quickly for dinner.

Even home cooks raised on Creole cuisine enjoyed Ray’s dish: “This was a really nice recipe if you’re in the mood for a little ‘Cajun’ themed food. How authentic is it – not sure, BUT, my husband was born and raised in Louisiana and he enjoyed it. I think it would also be good with shredded chicken. The grits make it just unusual enough to be fun…it’s a keeper,” one fan wrote on Food Network’s site.

Get the full recipe and reviews on the Food Network site.


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Ray’s Spicy Shrimp and Spaghetti Aglio Olio (Garlic and Oil) are a great culinary pair

Spicy jumbo shrimp is coupled with garlicky, olive-oil-and anchovy-sauced spaghetti for a satisfying, aromatic dinner. Ray recommends pairing the meal with a Tomato and Onion Salad.

“Loved this…. the anchovies give it a slightly different flavor. I served it with a calabrese salad to offset the red pepper. Great dish with a nice bottle of Chardonnay. Will make again,” one reviewer wrote.

Another Food Network home cook added, “I made this pasta tonight for two picky eaters, ages 10 and 5, who happen to love spicy foods. The dish was fun to make, and it was the first time I’d used anchovies in anything. The result: delicious!!”

Find the full recipe, video, and reviews on Food Network’s site.