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Low FODMAP Pickled Shrimp in a glass jar with ingredients alongside

Pickled Shrimp

Pickled shrimp are ready in 30-minutes, but we do recommend at least a 3-hour refrigeration time for flavors to mingle and for an optimum experience. You could eat them right away, but they will improve upon sitting.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes 1 pound (455 g) of tasty pickled shrimp; serving size 2 shrimp per person

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Makes: 15 servings
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson



Pickling Mixture:


  1. For the Shrimp: Add water to a large pot and stir in the Steak Spice Blend and soup base. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and add shrimp. The residual heat will cook the shrimp. Stir once or twice just until the shrimp turn pink and are opaque; this will be less than 2 minutes, so don't walk away! Take care not to overcook shrimp; you want then to remain tender. Drain and immediately run under cold water to stop cooking. Drain again. Have a clean 1 quart covered glass jar ready to receive shrimp and pickling mixture.
  2. For the Pickling Mixture: Whisk together 1 1/3 cups (315 ml) olive oil, lemon juice, Steak Spice Blend and mustard seeds in a bowl. In a separate bowl toss together the leeks, scallions and parsley. Create layers of cooled, cooked shrimp and the leek/scallion/parsley mixture in the jar, alternating as you go. Pour the olive oil mixture over all; it should cover the shrimp. If it doesn't, add a bit more olive oil. Tuck bay leaves and a few slices of lemon in jar. Seal jar and refrigerate at least 3 hours and up to overnight. Serve shrimp at room temperature with toothpicks and/or slices of bread to soak up the tasty pickling liquid.


If You Can Tolerate


  • If you have passed the garlic fructan Challenge, feel free to add 1 or 2 halved garlic cloves to the oil mixture.
  • If you have passed the onion fructan Challenge, feel free to add 1/2 of a thinly sliced medium-sized red, yellow or white onion in lieu of the leek and scallion greens.
Nutrition Facts
Pickled Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 49mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 14mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.