Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

My favorite marinated shrimp. This recipe came from a Gourmet group Creole dinner in the mid-1970's. Must be prepared 12 hours ahead.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cover shrimp with boiling water, add celery tops, pickling spices and the one tablespoon of salt.
  2. Simmer for two to three minutes or until done.
  3. Drain, cover with ice, clean and devein if needed.
  4. Alternate shrimp, onions and bay leaves in a shallow dish.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over shrimp.
  6. Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours.
  7. Serve with crackers.


Most Helpful

This was excellent. I had it at a recent family gathering and it was addictive. It was great with crackers or just by itself. I'm going to try making it for my next party!!!

risenheis December 26, 2009

A friend used to bring this at Christmas and would never tell the recipe. Glad I found it here. It's great and lasts a while in the fridge. Don't cook the shrimp longer, it will be tough. I cook it at the most 2 minutes. I don't need the crackers with it. I like a little more more than a dash of tobasco. If you like boiled shrimp you will love this.

Christi W December 03, 2005

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