Dijon-Marinated Cocktail Shrimp Recipe

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I like to prepare the shrimp for this recipe a day ahead and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do is serve the dish when you're ready! —Sarah Conaway, Lynchburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (26-30 per pound)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 shrimp: 32 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together first six ingredients. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine shrimp, green onions, parsley and marinade; seal bag and turn to coat.
  2. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. To serve, remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Dijon-Marinated Cocktail Shrimp in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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