I went on a pickling kick this summer and I should've stopped at shrimp. They're not BAD, per se, they're just... pickled. shrimp. They just didn't do it for me. This was super portable which was great for the picnic that I took it to but again... pickled. shrimp. I'd rather just eat them plain with some extra tangy cocktail sauce.
I loved this! My mom used to make a shrimp, onion, and cucumber salad in the summer that we all loved. She always added just a touch of sugar to cut some of the vinegar's tang, so I did too. It was perfect! I loved the flavors that the bay leaves and peppercorns added. I used already cooked & peeled frozen shrimp that I thawed under hot running water and they worked very well. Also used one JUMBO red onion rather than three smaller ones and the color it added was pretty. I will have a jar of this in the fridge all summer long. Makes a great cool supper when the shrimp and onions are served over shredded cabbage dressed with some of the vinegar mix. Thanks, Heather, for posting such a delicious and fun recipe.
I've made this a few times and always get requests for it. Thanks for posting it, Heather!