Pickled Shrimp is a great appetizer idea whether you are having a crowd or just a few friends for dinner. Whether you serve it as a buffet dish, or individual appetizers, everyone loves it. It is super easy to prepare and makes a really nice presentation.

Pickled Shrimp

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Scottish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 8 people
Tip : Pickled Shrimp is best refrigerated overnight so you can easily prepare this dish a day before you plan to serve it. It will also work if you prepare a few hours before and refrigerate to allow the flavors to develop.


  • 2 lbs cooked shrimp (26-30) count (2 bags)
  • 2 4 oz jar of pimento
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced (use mandolin)
  • 2 tbsp capers drained
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp Asian chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Drain cooked shrimp in a colander for a few minutes before combining with dressing.
  • Combine pimento, red onion, olive oil, vinegar, capers, sugar, salt, celery seeds, and Asian chili.
  • Combine dressing with cooked shrimp.
  • Chill 12 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.


  • Stir in parsley and spread on a flat serving platter or individual appetizer plates.

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