Marinated Shrimp

Marsha Gardner


Every year we have a Christmas Open House and I make about 20 pounds of this marinated shrimp. It is one of the most popular items I serve. I think some come just to eat the shrimp.

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2 lb
unpeeled, medium fresh shrimp
6 c
salted water
1/2 c
1 1/2 c
white vinegar
1 c
canola oil
1/4 c
capers, undrained
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp
celery salt
3 medium
red or white onions, sliced and separated into rings


1Peel shrimp leaving tails on. De-vein if desired. Bring water to boil; add shrimp and cook 3 minutes or just until shrimp turns pin. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chill.
2Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients in a shallow dish. Add shrimp alternately with onions. Cover and chill at least 6 hours, turning often. Drain and discard marinade before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American