Charleston Harbor Pickled Shrimp

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 quarts water
1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
3 tablespoons Creole seasoning
1 small onion,cut in half and sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt


Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven; add shrimp and Creole seasoning, and boil 2 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink; drain.

Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.

Place shrimp in a bowl or jar. Top with onion and peppers. Stir together 1 1/2 cups water, vinegar, and salt; pour over peppers. Cover and chill 8 hours. Drain before serving.