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Pickled Shrimp

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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6hrs 15mins
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directions

  • Tie celery leaves and pickling spices in cheesecloth or white cloth bag, making a spice bag that can be removed as needed.
  • Place spice bag in boiling water and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add peeled shrimp (butterflied if desired) and cook about 3-5 minutes until shrimp just turn pink.
  • Drain well.
  • Discard spice bag.
  • This can be done 1 day in advance.
  • In large bowl, place sliced alternating layers of shrimp and onions, ending with shrimp.
  • Top with bay leaves.
  • Combine oil, vinegar, capers, celery seed, salt, and hot sauce.
  • Pour over shrimp.
  • Cover and chill 6 hours or overnight.
  • With slotted spoon, remove shrimp and onions from marinate and place in serving bowl.
  • Provide toothpicks for serving.
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"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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  1. Sherrybeth
    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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  2. chia2160
    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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  3. BeachGirl
    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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