Shrimp is always fresh and plentiful here in the Carolinas. With hot weather in the 90’s, I wanted something cold for dinner so I made this simple marinade. This is a no fuss recipe that has just the right combination of seasoning to flavor the shrimp without overpowering them. It needs to marinate overnight though.
First boil the shrimp and chill them in an ice bath. Then place them in the marinade overnight. Just drain and serve. It has so much flavor that you won’t need cocktail sauce, although it’s still a nice addition. If you want to make it a bit more interesting, add some cayenne, hot sauce or fresh jalapeños to the onion, lemon mixture.
This marinates in a crab boil mixture which I hadn’t tried before. It’s pretty salty all by itself so I wouldn’t add any more salt. The spices from the mix give the shrimp a lot of flavor. Don’t forget to drain the shrimp before serving so they aren’t so messy.
I love cold food on hot summer days, especially when you can make dinner the day before.