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Marinated Shrimp

Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. Drain shrimp, and discard marinade before serving.