Dilled Shrimp (Rejer)
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Dilled Shrimp (Rejer)


"You can't have a Danish holiday meal without endless platters of dilled shrimp. Served on a red serving platter, it makes the perfect Christmas dish that will have your guests heaping up pyramids of shrimp on their plates. No Scandinavian buffet would be complete without it!"
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8 h 50 m servings 183 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 2889 mg
  • 116%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add salt, sugar, and dill sprigs; stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour in shrimp and cook until the shells turn pink, and the meat is no longer translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Strain the shrimp through a colander, discard dill sprigs, and chill until cold in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes.
  2. Once shrimp have cooled, peel and devein them; discard the shells. Whisk together oil, vinegar, minced dill, salt, and pepper; toss with shrimp meat to coat. Cover, and chill overnight in the refrigerator; serve with sprigs of fresh dill.



Served this as an appetizer last night for a dinner party and everyone raved about it! Fabulous, and very easy. I love any dish I can make ahead and just take out of the fridge to serve. I us...

This is a great way to serve shrimp. Cooked exactly as stated but used dried dill instead of a fresh sprig. I also don't think the sugar is necessary. Yum!

Very nice but felt it needed more marinade especially dill.

Just made this for a family Christmas gathering and everyone LOVED it! I used Key West Pink fresh frozen shrimp that I thawed and deveined prior to cooking but left the shells on to better retai...

Great recipe! Have made it many times over the last couple of years.