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Homemade Marinated Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling


10-12 servings

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.
Homemade Marinated Shrimp Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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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