Spicy Lemon Shrimp Appetizer

READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
Recipe by ChipotleChick

A tasty cold appetizer from The Cuisine of California. It says this is great served with Chardonnay. Cooking time is marinating time.

Top Review by really_lala

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this recipe, yet! I've made it several times and it always gets gobbled down and raved about. Tasty and colorful and well worth the work when looking for something to impress the crowd. Thanks, ChipotleChick, you're the best!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place wine, water, and bay leaf in a 2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the shrimp, reduce heat and cook 3-5 minutes or until shrimp are just cooked.
  3. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
  4. Add the red peppers to the wine-water and simmer for 1 minute on medium.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon to the bowl of shrimp.
  6. Add onion, olives, and sliced lemon to the bowl.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients and pour over the shrimp, tossing gently.
  8. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  9. Drain the shrimp mixture, reserving the marinade.
  10. Place on red leaf lettuce leaves and pour remaining marinade over them.

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