Charleston Harbor Pickled Shrimp

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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.
  3. 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.
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