Our Chopped Dinner Challenge this week was to find a use for leftover pickle juice. Because it's already packed with flavor, it was perfect for pickling shrimp and making a tartar sauce. Chopped Basket Ingredient: pickle juice
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Pickled Shrimp and Fried Tomatoes
Total:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Pickled Shrimp:
Dill Pickle Dressing:
Fried Tomatoes:

Directions

For the pickled shrimp: Stir together the red onions, jalapeno and dill pickle juice. 

Bring a large saucepot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Strain well and toss to coat in the pickle juice mixture. 

For the dill pickle dressing: Stir together the diced pickles, pickle juice and sour cream in a small mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. For the fried tomatoes: Fill a large cast-iron pan with 1/2 inch of canola oil and set over medium-high heat. The oil is hot enough when you dip in a wooden spoon and small bubbles form around it. 

Place the eggs and cornmeal into separate shallow dishes. Sprinkle the eggs, cornmeal and sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper. In batches, dip both sides of the tomatoes in the eggs, and then dredge in the cornmeal. Shake off any excess coating. Fry the dredged tomatoes in the hot oil until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried tomatoes to a paper towel-lined baking sheet or large plate. Repeat until all of the tomatoes have been dredged and fried. 

To assemble, divide the fried tomatoes among 4 large plates. Use a slotted spoon to remove the shrimp from the pickle juice liquid and place on the side of the tomatoes. Drizzle both the tomatoes and the shrimp with the dill pickle dressing.

More from:

Chopped

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Green Beans and Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Deep-Fried Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Shrimp Gumbo

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Fried and Stuffed Rice Balls (Arancini di Riso)

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Shrimp Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Oven-Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

French Cut Green Beans with Almonds and Fried Onions

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Gina's Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Browse Reviews By Keyword