courtesy of Vlasic

Pickled Shrimp Bites

This Southern-inspired hors d’oeuvre is as satisfying as it is savory and great for everything from casual to elegant events.

Pickled Shrimp Bites 

courtesy of Vlasic, from Cassie Middings for Vlasic 

Why not brighten things up with light and healthy pickled shrimp bites? This Southern-inspired hors d’oeuvre is as satisfying as it is savory and great for everything from casual to elegant events. —CASSIE MIDDINGS 

Makes: 18 appetizers 

1/2 cup brine from pickle jar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 slices lemon
Pinch sugar
1 teaspoon tri-color or black peppercorns (optional)
1/4 cup vegetables from the jar, very finely chopped
2 sprigs thyme
18 cooked medium shrimp (if desired, tails removed)
1 container (5.3-ounce) goat cheese
18 Vlasic® Farmer’s Garden® Dill Pickle Chips
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley leaves
Finely grated lemon peel 

Combine pickle brine, lemon juice, lemon slices, sugar, peppercorns and thyme in shallow bowl (or canning jar). Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 3 hours. 

Blend goat cheese with vegetables from the jar in small bowl. 

To serve, dollop goat cheese mixture on pickle chips and top each with shrimp. Garnish with lemon peel and parsley leaves.