Marinated Shrimp

Total Time
20mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
5 mins

This appetizer can have a nice little kick (or not if you prefer).

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 lb large shrimp (uncooked and easy peel)
  • 1 -2 cup water (enough water to cover shrimp by one inch)
  • 1 medium sized jalapeno (deseeded, deveined, and chopped finely, optional ingredient!)
  • 1 garlic clove (chopped finely)
  • 12 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt (kosher)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (optional)
  • 14 cup seafood cocktail sauce, for dipping
  • 1 tablespoon chives (dried or fresh)

Directions

  1. Using a medium sauce pot, place the shrimp in 1 inch (or more) cover the shrimp.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and immediately remove from heat. Set aside 1 minute.
  4. Drain and rinse the shrimp under cold water to stop the cooking and put into a bowl.
  5. Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise, devein and deseed. Place in a bowl with the shrimp.
  6. Toss with 1/2 cup of water, lime juice, cilantro, and salt to taste.
  7. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead.
  8. On day serving, drain the shrimp. Toss with Old Bay if using. Add different sized crackers and a tooth pick. Put dipping sauce beside the shrimp. Sprinkle chives on top.