Dilled Shrimp (Rejer)

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  • Published Sep 9th
  • Ready In8h 50m
  • Servings8
  • Calories183
You can't have a Danish holiday meal without endless platters of dilled shrimp. Served on a red serving platter, it makes the perfect Christmas dish that will have your guests heaping up pyramids of shrimp on their plates. No Scandinavian buffet would be complete without it!

Dilled Shrimp (Rejer) Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Dilled Shrimp (Rejer) for 8 servings:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 5 sprigs dill
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, with shells
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Dilled Shrimp (Rejer) Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In8h 50m

To cook Dilled Shrimp (Rejer), you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Dilled Shrimp (Rejer) is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Dilled Shrimp (Rejer) within 8 hours 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Dilled Shrimp (Rejer) easily:

  1. 1 Bring water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add salt, sugar, and dill sprigs; stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour in shrimp and cook until the shells turn pink, and the meat is no longer translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Strain the shrimp through a colander, discard dill sprigs, and chill until cold in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes.
  2. 2 Once shrimp have cooled, peel and devein them; discard the shells. Whisk together oil, vinegar, minced dill, salt, and pepper; toss with shrimp meat to coat. Cover, and chill overnight in the refrigerator; serve with sprigs of fresh dill.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 183 calories; 5.4 grams of fat; 9.5 grams of carbohydrates; 23.1 grams of protein; 173 milligrams of cholesterol; 2889 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 4th 2016

    I made this dish (exactly as written) for New Years as a change of pace from the usual shrimp ring. My husband and daughters ate it all and my oldest said it is one of her favorite dishes th ...

  2. Just made this for a family Christmas gathering and everyone LOVED it! I used Key West Pink fresh frozen shrimp that I thawed and deveined prior to cooking but left the shells on to better r ...

  3. Jan 10th 2011

    Great recipe! Have made it many times over the last couple of years.

  4. Mar 23rd 2010

    Very nice but felt it needed more marinade especially dill.

  5. Jan 13th 2009

    This is a great way to serve shrimp. Cooked exactly as stated but used dried dill instead of a fresh sprig. I also don't think the sugar is necessary. Yum!

  6. May 2nd 2007

    Served this as an appetizer last night for a dinner party and everyone raved about it! Fabulous, and very easy. I love any dish I can make ahead and just take out of the fridge to serve. ...