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Pickled Shrimp

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Pickled Shrimp



2 lbs medium fresh shrimp               

1/2 teaspoon leaf thyme, crushed

1/4 cup olive oil                               

1 bay leaf

1 large carrot, peeled & sliced           

1 green pepper, seeded & sliced

2 small onions, peeled & sliced          

1 red pepper, seeded & sliced

4 cloves garlic                                  

1 tablespoon salt

2 cups cider vinegar                          

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups water 


Cook shrimp 1 minute in well salted boiling water. Drain, peel and place in large bowl. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, carrot and garlic.. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, tossing occasionally. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Pour marinade over shrimp. Refrigerate 24 hours. Spoon into jars and seal. Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings.

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