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Pickled Shrimp with Lemon Chive Aioli

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 32 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 2 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1 large Fresno chile, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, grated or pressed

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon kosher salt

3 pounds medium shrimp, tail on, shells removed, deveined

Lemon Chive Aioli, recipe follows

Lemon Chive Aioli:

2/3 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon minced chives

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1 clove garlic, grated

Directions

  1. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, seafood seasoning, dill, parsley, mustard, chile, garlic, lemon slices and onion in a large bowl, toss together and set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, add the kosher salt. Add the shrimp and cook just until they begin to turn pink and float to the top, about 2 minutes. Drain and immediately add them to the pickling liquid. 
  3. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes at room temperature and then serve. Or refrigerate until you are ready to serve them. 
  4. Serve with Lemon Chive Aioli for dipping.

Lemon Chive Aioli:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, lemon zest and garlic in a small mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined. Serve alongside the pickled shrimp.

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