8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 ounces)

In this impressive buffet appetizer, sautéed shrimp marinates with vegetables in a tangy vinaigrette. The taste gets even better as it steeps in the flavorful mixture, so make it up to 2 days before your party.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of shrimp; saute 3 minutes or until done. Place shrimp in a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and shrimp.

Step 2

Combine bell pepper and next 10 ingredients (bell pepper through bay leaves) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Pour pepper mixture over shrimp; add the cilantro, stirring to combine. Cover and chill 8 hours or up to 2 days, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves.

Ratings & Reviews

Make-ahead appetizer

November 25, 2017
Very good. Made with large shrimp, but wished they were small to medium or cut in half so that 1 shrimp = 1 bite. Ate with saltine crackers. Tortilla chips could also be good. Would be a nice addition to a party spread. They hold up well for at least 3 days.

dory92064's Review

July 22, 2012
I have made this many times and always get rave reviews. When pressed for time I have chilled for only 6 hrs -- still great taste. Instead of cooking the shrimp separately after the vinegar vegetable mixture has simmered for the 9 minutes or so I add the raw shrimp and continuing to simmer until the shrimp are cooked -- about 3 minutes. This is my go to recipe -- so simple but great flavor.