Herbed Shrimp Appetizer Recipe
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Herbed Shrimp Appetizer Recipe

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As guests arrive at your garden party, encourage them to sample these marinated shrimp from our Test Kitchen. Herbs, lime juice and red peppers give them great flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons minced chives
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1-1/2 pounds cooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Nasturtiums, calendula, rosemary, dill sprigs and flat leaf parsley

Nutritional Facts

3 shrimp appetizers (calculated without nasturtiums, calendula, rosemary, dill and parsley) equals 136 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Place the shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag; add herb mixture. Seal bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to a serving bowl. Garnish with flowers and herbs. Yield: About 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.
Originally published as Herbed Shrimp Appetizer in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p225

Nutritional Facts

3 shrimp appetizers (calculated without nasturtiums, calendula, rosemary, dill and parsley) equals 136 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"I have made this delicious and refreshing appetizer many times. I cut down on the olive oil (only use about 1/3 cup). I love to serve this for a brunch menu item. It disappears so fast...3 shrimp per person is an under estimate. People piled it high on their plates. Consider 6-8 per person for serious seafood lovers."

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