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    Pickled Shrimp

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    6 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    6 hrs

    BeachGirl's Note:

    An all-time favorite tailgate and appetizer recipe, that can be made a day ahead. These disappear faster than free money! They can also be arranged in individual stemmed glasses and served as a first course. Cooking time includes 5 1/2 hours chilling time.

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    Serves: 12


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    1. 1
      Tie celery leaves and pickling spices in cheesecloth or white cloth bag, making a spice bag that can be removed as needed.
    2. 2
      Place spice bag in boiling water and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add peeled shrimp (butterflied if desired) and cook about 3-5 minutes until shrimp just turn pink.
    4. 4
      Drain well.
    5. 5
      Discard spice bag.
    6. 6
      This can be done 1 day in advance.
    7. 7
      In large bowl, place sliced alternating layers of shrimp and onions, ending with shrimp.
    8. 8
      Top with bay leaves.
    9. 9
      Combine oil, vinegar, capers, celery seed, salt, and hot sauce.
    10. 10
      Pour over shrimp.
    11. 11
      Cover and chill 6 hours or overnight.
    12. 12
      With slotted spoon, remove shrimp and onions from marinate and place in serving bowl.
    13. 13
      Provide toothpicks for serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 07, 2003


      this was a very tasty appetizer, the onions were crunchy and the spices lent a nice flavor to the shrimp. brought this to a friends house, everyone enjoyed this with cocktails

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    • on May 04, 2006


      I had just bought 5 lbs. of fresh JUMBO shrimp from staight out of the Gulf when I found this recipe. Made it and EVERYONE nearly took me down trying to get at it before I could get it served. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER! Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pickled Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (203 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 127.4
    Calories from Fat 60
    Total Fat 6.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 110.4 mg
    Sodium 471.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 12.1 g

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    pickling spices

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