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Gluten Free Pickled Shrimp

Posted by kumquat
September 05, 2014
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This simple recipe for Gluten-free Pickled Shrimp can be served as a light lunch or dinner or an easy appetizer!

 

Shrimp is decidedly one of my favorite go-to proteins. It is one of the few that are super easy to cook up from frozen, thaws quickly if needed, and is incredibly versatile, whether fresh or frozen. We love it doused in butter and fresh herbs on a bed of rice, freshly boiled and chilled with horseradish-heavy cocktail sauce, grilled to top a salad... I'll stop. I'll admit I'm beginning to sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump. But, Bubba was right, darnit.

Okay, so one last favorite... Pickled Shrimp. Despite all of the years of my life I spent living in the South, this amazing dish managed to escape me. That was until I stumbled upon this beautful recipe. After adding and subtracting to it a bit, I've ended up with a new keeper for my family. Feel free to add a healthy dose of Old Bay to the boiling water when cooking the shrimp. I would have happily... I love that stuff... but this was the unfortunate fate of my canister-ful last week.

Serve it simply on gluten-free toast with a thick smear of mayo, all by itself on a bed of lettuce, topping a chilled gazpacho, as an awesome bloody mary garnish... Sorry, channeling Bubba again.

 

This simple recipe for Gluten-free Pickled Shrimp can be served as a light lunch or dinner or an easy appetizer!

This simple recipe for Gluten-free Pickled Shrimp can be served as a light lunch or dinner or an easy appetizer!

Try these Gluten-Free Pickled Shrimp on toast for a light lunch or with a dip for an easy appetizer!
This simple recipe for Gluten-free Pickled Shrimp can be served as a light lunch or dinner or an easy appetizer!

Pickled Shrimp

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh jumbo shrimp, peeled but with tails (or use frozen, thawed shrimp)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fennel fronds
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

Directions

  1. Cook shrimp in boiling, salted water for 3 minutes, or until pink and cooked through. Drain and let cool.
  2. Combine olive oil and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and stir to combine. Jar in a mason jar, if desired, and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight to pickle. Serve shrimp alone or with pickling vegetables.

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Gretchen F. Brown, R.D., is the author of the GLUTEN FREE KITCHEN Feature on HealthyAperture. She is also the founder of Kumquat Blog, a gluten-free blog devoted to the belief that gluten-free food can and should be easy to prepare, wholesome, and delicious enough for everyone. She recently authored a cookbook, Fast & Simple Gluten-Free, featuring fresh and classic favorites in 30 minutes or less. Gretchen has worked in the test kitchens and photography studios of Oxmoor House and is now a freelance recipe developer, food stylist, food writer, and food photographer. She has been gluten-free for several years, as a result of a lifetime of stomach pains and health problems. A military spouse for nearly 13 years, she lives with her husband, son, and two daughters in Upstate New York.
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