Sweet Mustard Shrimp

As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is such an abundance of seafood available and even though we seemed to prepare seafood every evening, we still had shrimp in the refrigerator. The Kitchen Gnome was nice enough to boil it for me while I prepared a sweet and snappy marinade for it.

A few years ago a friend served a shrimp dish at a party. It was delicious and of course, I asked for the recipe! I have been making it ever since, and yes, I have tweaked it just a bit. What I like about it is the dish's versatility. It can be served cold as an appetizer or side dish or it can be served hot, as an appetizer or main dish.

Today, it was going to be a side dish for dinner. The shrimp must marinate for at least three hours so I started first thing in the morning...I must have let it marinate for at least 6-7 hours. (We were gone doing some shopping a very loooong time!) It can be marinated overnight, also. This is really nice if you are preparing food for a large gathering.

Sweet Mustard Shrimp

1/4 cup Old Style Dijon Mustard (Maille)
2 tsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
6 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp fresh dill, minced (dried can be used)
2 Tbsp red onion, chopped
2 lbs medium shrimp, cooked (fresh or frozen)*

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. Whisk in the oil. Stir in the dill and onion. Chill, tightly covered. If you are using fresh shrimp, peel and devein the shrimp. Steam until done. If you are using frozen cooked shrimp, defrost in a colander under cool water. Place the marinade into a large Ziploc bag and add the shrimp. Seal tightly and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve over a bed of greens.

Variation: The fresh uncooked shrimp may be marinated and then placed on a skewer and grilled on the barbecue. Grill over medium heat. When the tails begin to turn pink flip the skewers over and continue to cook until the shrimp tails are pink and the meat is opaque (white.)

*I have used both fresh and frozen shrimp. The dish turns out perfect with either one!


We like having a cold shrimp dish for dinner on a warm summer evening! This one hit the spot!


  1. looks wonderful! thanks for your pics too~

  2. oooooooooooo WOW-WEEEEEEEE ! There are GOBS of 'FRESH SHRIMP' markets here, so I am soooo gonna try this !!
    YIPPEE !

  3. P.S.
    When you had this at the party you went to, did they grill the shrimp as well ?

  4. Sweet Mother of Pearl! This looks FABULOUS, Kate.

    Guess what we're going to have for dinner tomorrow evening? *grin* ~ Thank you for sharing the recipe!! (Beautiful, mouthwatering photos, too.)

  5. I love the idea of SWEET Mustard!I love the idea of shrimps anytime!
    I had a Croque-Monsieur in a French resto yesterday and la moutarde was sweet..Good timing!!

  6. Your mustard sauce looks soooo good. I do love shrimp, especially on the grill. Definitely will give this lovely concoction a try.

  7. @Queen B, The shrimp at the party weren't grilled. They were served as a cold appetizer. My friend told me that she had also done them on the grill and that they were tasty. I have never done them on the grill, though.

  8. The marinade sounds fantastic. Looking forward to trying it out soon.

  9. I love mustard on shrimp and this sounds really wonderful. I love that it is versatile.

  10. looks wonderful!!!!! I must try it soon.

  11. This looks simply wonderful! I found your blog through Mari at Once Upon a Plate. I will definitely be giving this a try soon.


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