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Homemade Marinated Shrimp

It figures that this colorful and carefree dish is a favorite with Margaret McGehee's family. "The recipe evolved from adding and subtracting ingredients until everyone liked the results," reports the Knoxville, Tennessee reader.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 small onions, sliced, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2-1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 to 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder


  • In a large kettle, combine water, 1 onion, garlic, bay leaf and 1 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add shrimp; simmer for 5-7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain immediately; rinse in cold water. Place in a large glass or plastic bowl with remaining onions. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, vinegar, oil, chives, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, curry powder and remaining salt. Pour over shrimp. Cover and chill for 6 hours or overnight. Drain before serving.

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