Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
3 Mins
Chill Time
24 Hours
Makes 12 to 15 appetizer servings

Because fresh seafood is always abundant, Ursula Ann often serves peel-and-eat cooked shrimp with cocktail sauce. We shared a marinated shrimp recipe that received our highest Test Kitchens rating with her, and she liked it so much, she served it to great reviews at her family's gathering.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 7 1/2 cups water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain and rinse with cold water. Peel shrimp, and, if desired, devein.

Step 2

Layer shrimp, red onion slices, and bell pepper slices in an airtight container.

Step 3

Whisk together vegetable oil and next 9 ingredients; pour over shrimp. Cover and chill 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Stir in 1/2 cup chopped basil 1 hour before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

lauraevers's Review

January 01, 2012
This is a great recipe, the only change I like to make is no yellow peppers but add thin sliced lemons instead.

MyPumpkin99's Review

December 28, 2011
I loved this. Tasted even better after marinating over the 24 hours. A great receipe to prepare in advance.

themarme's Review

December 11, 2009
I make this for my christmas party every year and everyone just loves it. I mix it together the morning of put it in ziplocks to marinate and the flavors are absolutely delicious! I think the trick is to make sure you have lots of ice to stop the shrimp from cooking longer than it should. Excellent

Betsyr42's Review

November 29, 2009
This was a real winner. I served it on Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I was asked to make it again for a Christmas Eve gathering. It will become a holiday classic.

cookbook2's Review

November 11, 2008
I have made this many times and always to rave reviews. It is delicious and is prepared the day before which is a big plus.