Monday, December 7, 2009

Marinated Shrimp Appetizer!

The Shrimp Boat Is Coming Into Port!

My "seester" Mama Joy Jlene makes a
mean shrimp appetizer!
This is her special recipe!
It is served cold with crackers, bread, chips
or some just use a big fat spoon to
make sure all the
yummy marinade makes it to their mouth!

2 pounds of medium shrimp
(boiled using a shrimp boil mix
peeled and cooled)
We use Old Bay Shrimp Boil
1/2 cup olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Worcesterhire Sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
3 green onions minced
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 sweet red bell pepper diced
1/2 green bell pepper diced
1 celery stalk diced
In a bowl whisk oil and vinegar together.
Add remaining ingredients and stir.
Place shrimp in your serving bowl.
Cover shrimp with marinade and
chill covered
for about 2 hours before serving.
Bring to room temperature and serve
assorted crackers and breads.

Thanks Mama Joy Jlene!

Mama Is Just So Clever!
Get it....Mama Joy....Joy of Cooking!
No She Did Not Write The Book!
Just me being clever and real funny!


mizdarlin said...

I was getting frustrated til I came to the end of your posting-smartypants! Sounds delish, and that book has been my Bible for 40+ years...I was wondering what "shrimp boil mix" was, but they always give you all the info you need in the best of all basic cookbooks..yum!

Kitt said...

Yep, a cookbook classic! This was my first cookbook when I got married 36 years ago.

alibabs said...

OK, I was looking for a nice cool shrimp recipe and this looked just delicious. I even went out and bought the glass jar! I get home to make it and find the ingredients described will not, not matter how, at all resemble the photo! In the photo.... thinly sliced onions and/or celery and lemon slices. Nowhere in the photo do I see diced red and green pepper, minced green onions or diced celery. How are the ingredients ever going to look as pretty as depicted? I hope the flavor is good! Being a fellow and loyal fan of the Joy of Cooking, I was expecting that I could serve it on guests without first trying it!

alibabs said...

OK, while it didn't look the same as depicted above, it did look appetizing! And, Mama, this shrimp dish is delicious.. guests loved it... will make again. Thanks!