Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp

Shrimp ranks second to tuna as America's most popular seafood and is low in fat and calories. With its mild flavor, this shellfish blends well with other ingredients.

Southern Living JUNE 2005

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Chill:12 Hours


  • 5 pounds unpeeled, cooked jumbo shrimp
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar capers, drained
  • 2 medium-size white onions, sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 3 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 (0.6-ounce) envelopes Italian dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish


Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.

Layer a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with one-third each of shrimp, capers, onion slices, bell pepper slices, celery seed, and lemon slices. Repeat layers twice.

Whisk together dressing mix and next 3 ingredients. Pour evenly over shrimp. Cover and chill at least 12 hours.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 467
  • Calories from fat: 38%
  • Fat: 19.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 6.1g
  • Protein: 59g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.6g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 431mg
  • Iron: 7.4mg
  • Sodium: 1396mg
  • Calcium: 1805mg

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