Marinated Shrimp

Southern Living
Makes 8 to 10 servings


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2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
6 cups salted water
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup capers, undrained
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
1 medium white or red onion, sliced and separated into rings


Peel shrimp, leaving tails on. Devein, if desired.

Bring 6 cups salted water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chill.

Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients in a shallow dish; add shrimp alternately with onion. Cover and chill at least 6 hours, turning often.

Drain shrimp, and discard marinade before serving.

Created date

October 2002