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Pickled Shrimp

Pickled shrimp are cooked shrimp in fresh, bright marinade and make a delicious appetizer or snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 10 appetizer servings
Author: Basil and Bubbly


  • 1 1/2 lb Shrimp peeled and deveined, tails on.
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Thinly Sliced Lemons
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon capers straight from the jar ( i.e. don’t drain off the juice )
  • 1/2 Red Onion sliced thinly
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Loosely Packed Parsley Leaves chopped


  • Bring the water to a boil. Add the shrimp, and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes ( or until shrimp turn pink and are cooked through ).
  • Drain the water from the shrimp and rinse the shrimp with cold water.
  • In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients to make the marinade. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Add the marinating shrimp to a large, glass jar ( or several jars, depending on the size of your jars ), cover, and chill for at least three hours to let the flavors meld.
  • Serve with toothpicks or let people grab the shrimp by the tail. Refrigerated pickled shrimp will last in the fridge for up to a week.