My friend, Tara, introduced me to this recipe when we were in college. Twenty years later, I still refer to it as “Tara’s Shrimp Recipe” and my family knows exactly what that means.You can add more, less or even omit the red pepper flakes altogether to adjust the heat to your own tastes. My family enjoys this recipe with the red pepper flakes but with my husband now being allergic to peppers, we’ve had to leave them out.
This shrimp makes a great appetizer or first course and is wonderful on top of a salad with the sauce as a vinaigrette. Remember though to plan ahead because this dish needs 4 hours to overnight to marinate.
Zesty Marinated Shrimp
Yield 4 -6 serving
Zesty Marinated Shrimp makes a great appetizer or first course and is wonderful on top of a salad with the sauce as a vinaigrette.
- 1 1/2 - 2 lbs large shrimp, peeled, and deveined
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoons red pepper flakes, or more or less to taste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 to taste fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Cook shrimp in boiling salted water until pink. Usually 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl or zip top bag.
- Combine remaining ingredients and pour over warm shrimp. Toss well so every shrimp is coated.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 to 10 hours (overnight is best). Drain excess sauce from shrimp before serving.
Serving Size 6 oz
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Cholesterol 287 mg
Sodium 802 mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 0.9 g
Protein 33.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.