Garlic Shrimp on a Cucumber Flower

Garlic Shrimp on a Cucumber Flower
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This is a delicious and refreshing appetizer to serve when you have guests over for a summer get-together. The lemon adds a refreshing, citrusy bite to this lean appetizer that your guests will love!

  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 pieces
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 pieces
  • Amount per serving Calories 65

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 135mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Protein 7g


  • medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
    1 lbs
  • lemon (juiced)
  • garlic (crushed and minced to a paste)
    2 clove
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 tbsp
  • fresh dill (chopped, additional for garnish)
    1/2 cup
  • fine sea salt
    1/4 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • small cucumber


  1. Steam shrimp in large pot with a steamer basket insert. Cook just until pink, about 5-6 minutes.

  2. Mix in lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Marinate shrimp in this mixture for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. Refrigerate while marinating.

  3. Scrub cucumber well. Take a fork and run it up and down the outside of cucumber to make a decorative edge. Slice cucumber into 24 rounds.

  4. Place one piece of shrimp on a cucumber slice and garnish with another sprig of fresh dill. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

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