Elegant Pickled Shrimp

Elegant Pickled Shrimp served in small glass cups on a metal tray

A refreshing blend of shrimp and marinated vegetables, this flavorful appetizer is perfect for any party.

Elegant Pickled Shrimp
  • 10 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 pounds large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) bottle capers, drained
  • 1 (9.9-ounce) jar marinated baby artichoke hearts, drained and halved*
  • 1 (14-ounce) can hearts of palm, drained and sliced*
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar marinated mushrooms, drained
  • 12 lemon slices
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Garnish: fresh basil leaves
  1. In a large Dutch oven, bring 10 cups water and Old Bay seasoning to a boil. Slice 2 lemons and add to boiling water; let boil for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Drain shrimp and set aside.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine shallots and next 13 ingredients. Stir in shrimp.
  3. Cover tightly, and let marinate in refrigerator overnight. Just before serving, remove bay leaves and stir in chopped basil. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired. Serve chilled with a slotted spoon.
*We used Vigo hearts of palm and marinated artichoke hearts.

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