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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BubbaCLambrusco User ID: 7717579 230493
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"Best Ever. Must do often. D"

YUMYUM74 User ID: 942529 228693
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 :)"

cheekymonkee User ID: 7257530 32600
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

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

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 27300
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."

lunchladiesrule User ID: 6417815 78663
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012


lunchladiesrule User ID: 6417815 203692
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Made this for Christmas Eve! WOW! Totally worth making! Allow time to marinate overnight, if you can wait that long!"

lafleur User ID: 2115534 80292
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"Very good!"

SemperCooking User ID: 4495950 78813
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"Perfect for the 90+ degree weather we're having! Served on a bed of baby spinace as a side salad to a Mexican dish with a kick. Great compliment!"

baranch User ID: 3028365 74298
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"This is a fantastic make-ahead appetizer. Super simple to make and tastes great!"

Rube1234 User ID: 1260707 74295
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"I made this dish for an office Christmas party and everyone raved about it. It makes an impressive presentation with the beautiful colors and aroma. The president of the company asked me for the recipe! It's a snap to prepare and I'll be making this again and again."

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