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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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Marinate: 2 hrs
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Mediterranean Shrimp
Ingredients
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
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
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.
From the Test Kitchen
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 Facts (Mediterranean Shrimp)
    Per serving:
  • 179 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 120 mg chol.,
  • 654 mg sodium,
  • 3 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 16 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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