Marinated Shrimp

READY IN: 20mins


  • 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)


  • Using a medium sauce pot, place the shrimp in 1 inch (or more) cover the shrimp.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and immediately remove from heat. Set aside 1 minute.
  • Drain and rinse the shrimp under cold water to stop the cooking and put into a bowl.
  • Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise, devein and deseed. Place in a bowl with the shrimp.
  • Toss with 1/2 cup of water, lime juice, cilantro, and salt to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead.
  • 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.