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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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, Monounsaturated 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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