how long can you marinate shrimp for?

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Bevi April 11, 2012
Most shrimp marinades I have come across require no more than 15 minutes tops - this is particularly true for Asian dishes.
 
ChefJune April 11, 2012
I wouldn't chance more than an hour, and in this case, I think less is better.
 
HalfPint April 11, 2012
I've marinated shrimp (large ones) for an 1 hour, without the acid "cooking" the shrimp or the texture going weird.
 
staceyeats April 11, 2012
I don't think you want to marinate them for more than 30 minutes - especially if the marinade is high in acid.
 
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