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Mediterranean Shrimp

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Marinate 2 hrs
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  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
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 KitchenCajun 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • 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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