My friend, Mary who taught me this recipe, often made Pickled Shrimp at Christmas. This is very easy and very good!
1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp
1 large Vidalia (sweet) onion thinly sliced
1 large bottle of Italian dressing (such as Wishbone)
2 bay leaves
Old Bay seafood seasoning
3/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
lemon slices to garnish, if desired
Steam shrimp until they are >barely< done using the method on the Old Bay seasoning can. Do not overcook. In fact, you may want to make them slightly underdone. This will take only a very few minutes. Drain shrimp in colander, but don’t rinse. When cool enough to handle, peel shrimp and remove tails. Place in a covered container along with sliced onions, bay leaves and Italian dressing. Place in refrigerator for two days. When ready to serve, drain and discard the marinade and enjoy!