Pickled Shrimp With Capers

Pickled Shrimp
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  • Total: 18 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 mins
  • Yield: 15 to 20 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
100 Calories
6g Fat
1g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 15 to 20 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 428mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 11g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pickled shrimp makes a nice appetizer to serve with crackers and spreads. Use the shrimp to top a tossed salad or add them to a pasta salad or potato salad.

This is an excellent appetizer to serve at a party. Add crushed red pepper flakes for extra heat.


  • 2 pounds shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chives (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry dill (or use a teaspoon or so of fresh chopped dill)
  • 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons capers

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook the shrimp in boiling, salted water for about 3 minutes, or until opaque and pink. Drain and let the shrimp cool.

  2. In a bowl combine oil, lime juice, vinegar, chives, salt, dill, pepper sauce, and capers.

  3. Add the cooked shrimp and toss to blend.

  4. Chill for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

  5. Drain and discard the marinade. Serve the shrimp over salad greens with decorative toothpicks, or use in salads.