The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer - for party or pleasure!
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The Best simple marinated shrimp appetizer – for party or pleasure!

This marinated shrimp appetizer recipe is fantastic! It’s easy to make and you can prepare it a day ahead of your family get together, giving you time to do other things. It also looks fabulous and tastes great, so if you want to impress your guests, this is how you do it!

The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer - for party or pleasure!
The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer – for party or pleasure!

Ingredients that you’ll need to make this appetizer

Marinated Shrimp Ingredients
Marinated Shrimp Ingredients

This recipe calls for 2 pounds of medium cooked, shelled and deveined shrimp, which is about 60 pieces. Then you’ll need a lemon, onion, black olives, pimientos, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, dry mustard and a bay leave.

How to make the Marinated Shrimp Appetizer

Marinated Shrimp
Thawing frozen cooked shrimp

First take the frozen cooked, shelled and deveined shrimp and place them in a colander. Put the colander under cold running water until the shrimp thaw. This takes about 10 minutes.

In the meantime, put the lemon, onion, black olives, pimientos, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, dry mustard and a bay leave into a large bowl. I used the OXO 5 quart mixing bowl with the rubber bottom and grip.

Marinated Shrimp
Marinated Shrimp Appetizer Ingredients

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The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer - for party or pleasure!
The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer – for party or pleasure!

When the shrimp are thawed, add them to the mixture in the bowl and stir. Place the shrimp mixture in the refrigerator and marinate for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer - for party or pleasure!
The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer – for party or pleasure!

When ready to eat place the shrimp in a serving bowl. This appetizer reminds me of a shrimp ceviche. It is cool, refreshing, and absolutely an amazing appetizer.

The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer - for party or pleasure!
The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer – for party or pleasure!

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The best simple marinated shrimp appetizer - for party or pleasure!

Marinated Shrimp

This appetizer recipe is fantastic! It's easy to make and has to be made a day ahead, giving you time to do other things the day of your get together. It also looks fabulous and tastes great, so if you want to impress your guests, this is how you do it!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Pounds Frozen Medium Cooked Shrimp, shelled and deveined I use frozen COOKED shrimp and put them in a colander under cold running water to thaw
  • 1 Lemon, sliced thin
  • 1 Onion, sliced thin
  • 2.25 Ounces Can of black pitted olives sliced and drained
  • 2 Ounces Jar of Pimientos diced and drained I was only able to find a 4 oz jar so I used half the jar
  • 1 Cup Lemon juice You can use fresh lemon juice or the ReaLemon
  • 2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dry mustard
  • 1 Bay Leaf, halfed

Instructions
 

  • Place the frozen shrimp in a colander in the sink and run cold water over them while they thaw
  • In the meantime, add the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and mix well
  • Once the shrimp have thawed add them to the bowl of ingredients and mix
  • Marinate the shrimp mixture, covered and chilled, stirring occasionally for 24 hours
  • Discard the bay leaf
  • Place the contents in a large serving bowl and serve
Keyword Appetizer, Cookout, Easy, Holiday, Recipe, Shrimp
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