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Subject: Looking for a marinated shrimp recipe.
Date Posted: 11/28/2008 1:05 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2005
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I'm looking for a recipe for a  shrimp dish I ate at a casual Friday night wedding rehearsal dinner in Dahlonega, GA.

This dish was marinated, served cold.  I know that it had large shelled  cooked shrimp in it.  The other ingredients were very finely sliced onions and artichoke hearts.  I don't think there were other ingredients in it although there could have been, and, if there were, it wasn't anything colorful like green peppers or such.  The dressing/marinade was clear colored, mild-flavored, and not real vinegary tasting,  but it must have been a vinegar/oil type of dressing.  The ingredients sound very simple, but it was the marinade/dressing that mystifies me.  I know I should remember more about it, but there was SO much food there - served buffet style - and I took only a small amount of that shrimp dish on my plate.

Since it was prepared and served by a resident of Dahlonega, GA,  I thought it might be a "Georgia" recipe.  However, I have several cookbooks from Georgia, including A TASTE OF GEORGIA,  by the Newnan, GA Junior Service Leage and SIMPLY DISHIN'  by the Sawnee Woman's Club of Forsyth County, GA., but none of my Georgia cookbooks had anything similar to this dish.  I live on the Florida gulf coast where plenty of seafood recipes abound,  but I've not been able to find this dish in any local cookbooks.

 

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 12:08 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Sounds like they maybe mixed shrimp into a can of marinated artichoke hearts.  The marinade on those is usually oil-based and only slightly acidic.

 

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 12:12 AM ET
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I found this.  You could leave out the mushrooms:

Lee's Shrimp and artichokes

2lb. shrimp


1 - 2 cans artichoke hearts quartered


2 onions, thinly sliced


1-2 cans button mushrooms


1 c salad oil


1 c. vinegar


1/4 c. sugar


1/4 c. water


1/2 tsp. peppercorns


1 T. salt


3 bay leaves


2 T. worcestershire sauce


1 1/2 T. lemon juice


lemon slices


1/4 tsp garlic salt

 

Mix together and refrigerate overnite. Drain and serve. (I cook the shrimp for only 1 minute because it will cook in the vinegar and lemon juice some more and will get too rubbery if you cook the shrimp several minutes before using)



Last Edited on: 11/29/08 12:12 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 1:52 PM ET
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Thanks, Lynn. That sounds about right.  I'll give it a try.

Jan

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 8:25 PM ET
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Let us know how it turns out!