I developed this recipe because I love sweet and spicy, and I love shrimp. I serve this at every party I host and have learned to have copies of the recipe handy. I hope it finds a place in your favorite appetizer recipe box as well. Enjoy!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour vinegar into a pot over high heat. Stir in lemon slices, jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion flakes, and sugar. Bring to a rapid boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and cool to lukewarm.

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  • Place the shrimp and cilantro into a resealable plastic bag. Pour the lukewarm sauce into the bag, seal tightly; refrigerate overnight, turning the bag over several times.

  • Drain liquid from resealable bag, and place shrimp in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and toss well.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 38.2g 77% DV; carbohydrates 20.2g 7% DV; fat 2g 3% DV; cholesterol 354.1mg 118% DV; sodium 408mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
Left out the cilantro (not a fan of it) otherwise followed exactly as printed...and WOW!!! Took this amazing recipe to a Church potluck and wished I'd had the foresight to print off about 20 copies. It was well received. Thank you Kiki great job. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
I agree with a previous reviewer - this is an odd combo and not good. There is no shrimp flavor - just an overpowering marinade that is sour/sweet in a very strange way. Hate to rate this so badly but I can't recommend to anyone to waste a perfectly good batch of fresh shrimp on this recipe. Read More
(5)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
Left out the cilantro (not a fan of it) otherwise followed exactly as printed...and WOW!!! Took this amazing recipe to a Church potluck and wished I'd had the foresight to print off about 20 copies. It was well received. Thank you Kiki great job. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2009
So Yummy! Added chopped cucumbers Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
Awesome recipe! I've taken this to several parties & always leave with an empty bowl and many requests for the recipe. I usually do use serrano peppers though just for a little more heat. And I also add freshly sliced red onion to the marinade. Looks good served in a large glass bowl. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
I agree with a previous reviewer - this is an odd combo and not good. There is no shrimp flavor - just an overpowering marinade that is sour/sweet in a very strange way. Hate to rate this so badly but I can't recommend to anyone to waste a perfectly good batch of fresh shrimp on this recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2006
Everyone loved this Excellent Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2006
Great recipe. I made it for a party and it was a hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
Huge hit at my work party. I will definetly make this again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2007
I didn't love these. A little too sweet for my tastes. I'll keep looking for a marinated shrimp recipe... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2006
yummy! Read More
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