Photo: Jan Smith
6 servings

This dish makes an impressive first course for a dinner party. Shrimp picks up flavor quickly and doesn't need to marinate for more than half an hour.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients (through sugar) in a medium bowl; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and chill.

Step 2

Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Combine shrimp, sherry, and next 3 ingredients (through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to coat shrimp. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove shrimp from bag; discard marinade. Add shrimp to pan; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Spoon 1/3 cup salsa into each of 6 martini glasses; place 5 shrimp on rim of each glass. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

KellyG73's Review

April 26, 2010
A recipe I will make again and again. I have made it twice with excellent results.

edriver's Review

August 07, 2009
This was a huge hit on 2 seperate occasions where I had guests over. I served it in martini glasses. Very pretty presentation! Follow the recipe exactly. Wonderful flavours. I'm making it again tomorrow for guests as our appetizer. Followed by the bourbon pork tenderloin, green beans w/ bacon, spinach twice baked potato, & peanut butter pie!!!