Right now we are in the heart of Spring party season! There are graduations and wedding showers, potlucks and picnics. For years, this has been my go-to recipe to bring to gatherings. It’s easy to prepare and always a hit. Once you try this “Marinated Shrimp” your friends and family will beg you to make it again and again!
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My favorite part of this recipe is that you can prepare it about an hour before a party, and then you’re done! Grab it from the fridge and your guests can take a bite here and there throughout the event.
Just remember, the shrimp can’t sit in the marinade too long, only up to 4 hours. After that, the flavors become a bit too overpowering. In my experience, it gets gobbled up too fast for it ever to be a problem!
I always like to serve this recipe in a large glass bowl. That way you can see all the beautiful colors!
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
1 Tablespoon dry mustard
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 bay leaf, crumbled
dash of cayenne pepper
1 lemon, thinly sliced and any seeds removed
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 can (5.75 ounces) colossal pitted black olives, well drained
1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimiento
2 Tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
2 pounds cooked large shrimp
In a medium glass or plastic bowl, whisk together oil, garlic, dry mustard, salt, lemon juice, vinegar, bay leaf, and cayenne. Stir in lemon slices, onion slices, olives, pimiento, and parsley; mix well. Add shrimp to bowl and toss gently to coat shrimp. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or lid and refrigerate for 1 hour, but no more than 4 hours, or the flavors will become overpowering. Toss again before serving and transfer to a pretty glass serving bowl. Serve with frilly toothpicks. Serves 8-10.