48 Hour Marinated Shrimp

Total Time
48hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 48 hrs

I an lucky and have a shrimp connection....I get my shrimp right off the boat! I am always looking for an even better way to serve shrimp. This is a refreshing recipe for a shrimp appetizer or a summer salad. Marinate for the full 48 hours for the best taste. Great to use at a party, because the shrimp are already peeled....no need to clean up all those shells!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 7 1/2 cups water to a rolling boil. Add the shrimp, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Do not overcook. Drain and rinse with cold water. Ice the shrimp to cool, then peel and if desired, devein.
  2. .Layer the shrimp, red onion slices and bell pepper slices in an airtight container.
  3. Whisk together vegetable oil and next 9 ingredients; pour over shrimp. Cover and chill 48 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped basil 1 hour before serving.
Most Helpful

What a great dish! Loved all the flavors -- this is a perfect party recipe. I removed the shells on the shrimp and marinated less time than the recommended 48 hours. I couldn't find white wine worchestershire sauce in the grocery, but later found another reviewer's tip as to which product to buy. Can't wait to make this dish again and believe me, there will plenty of next times. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.

DailyInspiration February 14, 2013

This is FANTASTIC!!!! I made 1/3 of the recipe, exactly as listed. I was afraid that the shrimp might be tough or "grainy" from sitting in this marinade for 2 days but it's just a great texture. The flavour of this is complex, the sweet and savoury flavours balancing just perfectly. I did add fresh basil and it was the perfect finishing touch! Made for Think Pink 2012. Thanks breezermom! :)

Nif October 22, 2012

I served this recipe for a progressive dinner a couple of months ago - prep ahead was a great benefit. People raved about it, and this is in Savannah where people know good shrimp. I used lime instead of lemon, otherwise I followed the recipe as written. Tip: white whine worcestershire sauce is now sold as Lea and Perrins marinade for chicken. We had some peel and eat shrimp last night and I bought too much, so I peeled the rest and made a bit of this salad.

billrolfes February 24, 2012