Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

This is a very old recipe and I have made it for years with no issues. But if you are in doubt, use a pressure canner. If there's enough acid added I don't think you need to pressure can but some newbies come along and "think" they are experts. :) This has to be one of the best antipasto recipes ever! The original recipe came from one of those cookbooks where everyone submits a recipe but it has been modified. The only reason for this is when my Dad and Sister were making it they weren't sure if you were supposed to drain the olives and pickled onions, ...they didn't and it came out great! The longer you can let it sit the better it taste. It is quite a costly recipe to make so what I do is buy the "sale" items throughout the year and make it up a bit before Christmas, that's why I'm posting it now---watch for sales :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix first 5 ingredients in large pot. Boil 5 minutes.
  2. Add next 4 ingredients, boil 10 minutes.
  3. Add balance of ingredients. Try not to break up shrimp and tuna too much. Bring to just boiling.
  4. Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
  5. Note: *Drain everything except olives and pickled onion juice. Biffy and Frank's flub (taste great.) Omit vinegar.
  6. Optional - small amount of brown sugar, HP sauce, chopped garlic, hot pepper sauce (dried or fresh) WE NEVER USE THESE.
  7. Something sure has changed with Recipe Zaar! When trying to put the ingredients in it was a big pain in the butt for the sizes. I've converted the grams to ounces but I didn't have everything in my cupboard to actually look at so I guessed. But most cans come pretty standard, and the "Frozen Shrimp" is a large bag -- it wouldn't let me put just "large.".
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This. Is. So. Good! I thought to myself, "I'll just TEST this to make sure it tastes good." Bad Idea #1! I couldn't STOP! My other BAD idea was to half the recipe (since it was the first time, I thought "what if I don't like it?"). Bad idea #3, "thinking" too much!!!! Okay, now to serious reviewing. I drained the olives and pickled onions, but USED the onion juice AND I added a very healthy splash of Apple Cider Vinegar! Also, I used home-made dill pickle slices--got a LOT of use out of my ulu knife! Whooheeiee! Also, I added one 15-oz can of pizza sauce, because I thought it looked a bit!...great flavor! Taste tested with club, saltine, and ritz-butter wins--hands down! Nummmmers! KEEPER!!! *Made for My Three Chefs 2007 ~ Canning Up Summer's Bounty!*

Debber June 08, 2007

This recipe is DANGEROUS and should be deleted off the internet. Any recipe with meat or seafood MUST BE PRESSURE CANNED. Tuna, for example, must be pressure canned for 100 minutes to deactivate or kill botulism spores ans other pathogens in the fish. If you have made the recipe and canned it THROW IT AWAY. Do not endanger your family and friends. Botulism cannot be detected - it does not have an odor nor can you see it.

sbarsuel September 07, 2015

This is one of the most dangerous canning recipes I have ever seen online. Are you trying to kill of half the population? I hope people take the time to educate themselves before trusting recipes they find on this site as well as other dangerous canning recipes on sites such as Pinterest, YouTube and Google and some Facebook groups. Try Ball Blue Book, OR, OR for trusted recipes and look for SAFE canning groups on Facebook.

Debra D. September 07, 2015