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Pickled Shrimp

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This shrimp salad will be the hit of your next picnic or cook out, and it's so easy!
Ingredients
  Bay leaves 5 , crush
  Black peppercorns 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seed 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Whole cloves 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Whole cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1 , juiced
Marinade:
  Limes 2 , juiced
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Rice wine vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Basil leaves 8
  Salt and pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Season the boiling water in a pan with pickling spices like bay leaves, black peppercorns, mustard seed, red pepper, cloves and freshly squeezed lemon juice. After squeezing put the lemon into the boiling water for extra flavor.

MAKING
2. Add the shrimps to the boiling water and cook them for 2-2.5 minutes. Frequently stir the shrimps while boiling. When the shrimps are ready, they will float on the water and turn pink in color.
3. Drain the excess water through a colander and rinse the shrimp with cold water.
4. De-vein the shrimps by making a slit on the center of the back and removing the black colored vein under running water.
5. In a large bowl combine lime juice, olive oil, rice wine vinegar and sugar and give a thorough stir to dissolve the sugar.
6. Put the thinly sliced basil leaves into the marinade and then pour all the shrimps right into the marinade along with all the spices.
7. Season it with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
8. Toss the shrimp well to coat. Wrap the bowl with a plastic sheet and refrigerate overnight.
9. In a medium salad bowl, put lots of mixed greens. Add sliced cucumbers to the shrimps and toss well. Pour the marinade and the shrimps over the greens to serve.

SERVING
10. Garnish with micro-greens and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Southern
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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