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Spicy Marinated Shrimp Recipe

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This recipe for Spicy Marinated Shrimp, by , is from J.C.'S Country Cookin, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Wednesday, August 15, 2007


2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon salt
1 lemon, cut in half
8 cups water

3/4 cup white wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
1 to 2 serrano chiles (more or less, depending on taste), seeds and veins removed, finely minced OR 1 dried chile de árbol, crushed (no seeds)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced or put through a garlic press

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (if desired)
3 green onions (white part only), minced
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Combine the water, salt and lemon halves in a Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Add the shrimp, stir, and boil gently for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
Combine the vinegar, olive oil, chiles, cilantro and garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag or other plastic container. Add the boiled shrimp, and refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight, turning several times.

To serve, drain liquid from shrimp. In a large bowl, combine chilled shrimp with additional cilantro, green onions and black pepper, and toss well. Arrange in a serving dish, and serve immediately.




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