Simple Marinated Shrimp Recipe
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Simple Marinated Shrimp Recipe

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Seafood is a staple here in Florida. This recipe is quick and easy to make and can be prepared well in advance. I always seem to get a lot of requests for the recipe when I make it for a party or special occasion. —Margaret DeLong, Lake Butler, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 pounds cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 medium lemons, cut into slices
  • 1 cup pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 157 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein


  1. In a 3-qt. glass serving bowl, combine the shrimp, onion, lemons and olives. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over shrimp mixture and stir gently to coat.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Shrimp in Country August/September 2000, p49

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

""Soo yummieee

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"Best Ever. Must do often. D"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"Totally WOW! A first I didn't think onions & shrimp were good together: Boy was I wrong! My guests loved it. I did leave out the olives because I didn't have any in the house (next time I'll try it with them).

Thanks Margaret :)"

Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"It is quite elegant in an ice bowl. Everyone fancies me a proffesional when I make it."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Not sure what the fuss is all about. My husband and I love shrimp and found this to be totally inedible. The flavors did not compliment each other at all."

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