Kiki's Sweet and Spicy Marinated Shrimp Recipe -
Kiki's Sweet and Spicy Marinated Shrimp Recipe
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Kiki's Sweet and Spicy Marinated Shrimp

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"I developed this recipe because I love sweet and spicy, and I love shrimp. I serve this at every party I host and have learned to have copies of the recipe handy. I hope it finds a place in your favorite appetizer recipe box as well. Enjoy!!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. Pour vinegar into a pot over high heat. Stir in lemon slices, jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion flakes, and sugar. Bring to a rapid boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and cool to lukewarm.
  2. Place the shrimp and cilantro into a resealable plastic bag. Pour the lukewarm sauce into the bag, seal tightly; refrigerate overnight, turning the bag over several times.
  3. Drain liquid from resealable bag, and place shrimp in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and toss well.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2006

Left out the cilantro (not a fan of it), otherwise followed exactly as printed...and WOW!!! Took this amazing recipe to a Church potluck, and wished I'd had the foresight to print off about 20 copies. It was well received. Thank you Kiki, great job.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2009

I agree with a previous reviewer - this is an odd combo and not good. There is no shrimp flavor - just an overpowering marinade that is sour/sweet in a very strange way. Hate to rate this so badly but I can't recommend to anyone to waste a perfectly good batch of fresh shrimp on this recipe.


14 Ratings

Mar 05, 2009

So Yummy! Added chopped cucumbers

Apr 20, 2009

Awesome recipe! I've taken this to several parties & always leave with an empty bowl and many requests for the recipe. I usually do use serrano peppers though, just for a little more heat. And I also add freshly sliced red onion to the marinade. Looks good served in a large glass bowl.

May 07, 2006

Everyone loved this Excellent

Dec 15, 2008

Huge hit at my work party. I will definetly make this again. Thanks

May 14, 2007

I didn't love these. A little too sweet for my tastes. I'll keep looking for a marinated shrimp recipe...

Feb 16, 2006

Great recipe. I made it for a party, and it was a hit. Everyone wanted the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 354 mg
  • 118%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 38.2 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 408 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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