- Course: Hors D'oeuvre
- Skill Level: Moderate
- Cost: Moderate
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Can be made ahead of time.
Martha Stewart’s Shrimp Vinaigrette Wrapped in Snow Peas was the inspiration for this dressed-up version of marinated shrimp. The snow pea wrapper adds color and crunch to what would otherwise be a bland-looking pile of shrimp. This light, addictive recipe is a nice alternative to the usual shrimp with cocktail sauce.
Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the salt, and squeeze the lime into the water. Add the shrimp, cover the pot, and remove from the heat. Let the pan sit for about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the water with a slotted spoon and immerse them in an ice bath to stop the cooking. Peel the shrimp, removing the tail.
In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice. ½ teaspoon of the salt, garlic, dill, and mustard. Stir to combine, and let the mixture sit for 3 minutes to give the salt a chance to dissolve. Whisk in the olive oil and black pepper. Add the shrimp to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours.
Bring a pot with 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the remaining ½ teaspoon salt to the water, along with the snow peas. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove the snow peas from the hot water with a slotted spoon and immerse them in an ice bath to stop the cooking. Remove from the ice bath and lay them out on a towel to dry.
Wrap a snow pea around the circumference of each shrimp. Secure it in place with a toothpick. Arrange the shrimp on a decorative platter and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Make-ahead: The shrimp can be made and assembled up to 5 hours ahead and kept, covered, in the refrigerator.
Tip: For a unique presentation, arrange the shrimp on a head of cabbage. Trim the bottom of a red or green cabbage so that it is stable. Cover the cabbage with the shrimp by sticking the toothpicks through the shrimp and into the cabbage.
Nutritional information is based on 11 servings.