Pickled Shrimps are 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.

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  • Course Fish and Shellfish
  • Cuisine American
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 people 20 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
12hours 20 minutes plus overnight
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 people 20 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
12hours 20 minutes plus overnight
Tips
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.
Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Ingredients
  • 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 tbspn 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
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Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  2. Drain cooked shrimp in a colander for a few minutes before combining with dressing.
  3. Combine pimento, red onion, olive oil, vinegar, capers, sugar, salt, celery seeds, and Asian chili.
  4. Combine dressing with cooked shrimp.
  5. Chill 12 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serving
  1. Stir in parsley and spread on a flat serving platter or individual appetizer plates.

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