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Zesty Marinated Shrimp Recipe

Zesty Marinated Shrimp Recipe

These easy shrimp look impressive on a buffet table and taste even better! The zesty sauce has a wonderful spicy citrus flavor. I especially like this recipe because I can prepare it ahead of time. —Mary Jane Guest, Alamosa, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 12 lemon slices
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Stir in shrimp. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 43 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Zesty Marinated Shrimp

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"a little less red onion, but wonderful!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Fantastic presentation and tasted wonderful!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"delicious-very flavorful"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"This was excellent for a day on the boat! Carried well and was a hit. Very flavorful and agree with other users, use fresh ingredients for the best taste!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"I made this recipe for a family Christmas party and it got scarfed up almost before most of the other hors d'oeuvres made it to the table! Easy, too! Use fresh dill not only in the dish but as garnish as well. Fresh lime juice makes a big difference too."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"I would indeed make this recipe again, just not when my third son is at home. He is deathly allergic to seafood and I will not put this dish in front of him."

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