In the gulf, where shrimp are fresh and plentiful, pickled shrimp are often served as a festive appetizer. This recipe is part of our American Gulf Coast Thanksgiving.
To prepare shrimp for pickling
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
1. In a heavy pot with a lid, combine the celery, bay leaves, peppercorns and salt. Add water bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add the shrimp; re-cover the pot and bring stock back to a boil.
2. Lower heat and simmer 3 minutes or until pink.
3. Remove from heat and uncover. Let shrimp cool in the stock.
4. When cool enough to handle, peel shrimp, returning to the stock until ready to pickle the shrimp.
5. For Pickling, in large bowl, place a layer of boiled shrimp. On top, place 4 bay leaves and half of the slices of one onion. Continue doing this, layer upon layer, until all shrimp are used.
6. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the shrimp.
7. Cover bowl and set aside, stirring occasionally.
8. After 12 hours, taste shrimp and adjust seasoning. If too tart, add more sugar.
9. Serve arranged on a serving platter or bowl.
Need a perfectly chilled appetizer for your summer party menu? Then take a look at this Pickled Shrimp recipe. Watch this video to see how the chef combines shrimp with vinegar and spices to make an exotic appetizer. Do not miss out quick shrimp preparation tips the chef shares before making the pickle. Definitely very simple to put together and makes a great warm weather appetizer!