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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: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:54 servings


  • 12 lemon or lime slices
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (26-30 per pound)


  • 1. Place first eight ingredients in a large bowl; toss with shrimp. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 shrimp: 28 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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huskermom1 User ID: 3773859 31588
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"a little less red onion, but wonderful!"

Dirst User ID: 5241130 31583
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Fantastic presentation and tasted wonderful!"

JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 33081
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"delicious-very flavorful"

slmcooks User ID: 5325611 90247
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!"

cwbuff User ID: 441425 56011
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."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 92296
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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