Pickled Shrimp with Capers

Pickled Shrimp
Pickled Shrimp. Rita Maas/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 18 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 3 mins
  • Yield: 15 to 20 Servings

This pickled shrimp makes a nice appetizer to serve with crackers and spreads. Use the shrimp to top a tossed salad or add them to a pasta salad or potato salad.

This is an excellent appetizer to serve at a party. Add crushed red pepper flakes for extra heat.

See Also
Southern Pickled Shrimp with Fresh Dill

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chives (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry dill (or use a teaspoon or so of fresh chopped dill)
  • 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons capers

How to Make It

  1. Cook the shrimp in boiling, salted water for about 3 minutes, or until opaque and pink. Drain and let the shrimp cool.
  2. In a bowl combine oil, lime juice, vinegar, chives, salt, dill, pepper sauce, and capers.
  3. Add the cooked shrimp and toss to blend.
  4. Chill for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Drain and discard the marinade. Serve the shrimp over salad greens with decorative toothpicks, or use in salads.

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