Mediterranean Shrimp

This marinated shrimp appetizer can be served in cocktail glasses for a party presentation. It's ready in 25 minutes, but tastes best when chilled before serving.



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Ingredients
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    1/4  cup 
    olive oil or salad oil
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    3   tablespoons 
    white wine vinegar
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    2   tablespoons 
    finely chopped shallot (1 medium)
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    2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh oregano
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    1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded lemon peel
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    1   tablespoon 
    lemon juice
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1   
    clove garlic, minced
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    1   pound 
    frozen large cooked shrimp (with tails), thawed
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    4   ounces 
    smoked provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, or crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)
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    1 1/2  cups 
    grape tomatoes and/or yellow pear-shaped tomatoes
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    1/2  cup 
    drained capers

Directions
1.
In a large resealable plastic bag combine oil, vinegar, shallot, oregano, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. Seal bag; mix marinade well. Set bag in a large bowl; add shrimp, cheese, tomatoes, and capers to marinade. Seal bag; marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 6 hours, turning bag occasionally.
2.
Chill 8 margarita glasses or small glass serving dishes in the refrigerator until ready to use. To serve, spoon shrimp mixture into chilled glasses. Makes 8 servings.
Variation
  • Cajun Shrimp: Prepare as above, except for the marinade, in a large resealable bag combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup salad oil, 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, and 2 cloves garlic, minced. Omit provolone cheese and capers. Add 1 cup chopped red, yellow, and/or green sweet pepper and 3/4 cup sliced celery to the marinade with the shrimp.
Variation
  • Citrus Shrimp: Prepare as above, except for marinade, in a large resealable bag combine 1/2 cup grapefruit juice; 1/4 cup salad oil; 1 tablespoon honey; 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed; 1/4 teaspoon salt; and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
Variation
  • Quick & Easy Shrimp: Prepare as above, except for marinade, in a large resealable bag use 1 cup purchased Italian vinaigrette, or dried tomato vinaigrette.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 179, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 120, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 3, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 1, pro. (g) 16, vit. A (IU) 583, vit. C (mg) 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 12, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1, sodium (mg) 654, Potassium (mg) 227, calcium (mg) 141, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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