Simple Marinated Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My easy crowd-pleasing recipe is prepared a day ahead of time, cutting down on the need for party-day fuss. I always seem to get a lot of requests for the recipe whenever I make it for a special occasion. —Margaret DeLong, Lake Butler, Florida


  • 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


  1. In a 3-qt. glass serving bowl, combine shrimp, onion, lemons and olives. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 182 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 fat.