1 lime, sliced
2 pounds local shrimp, 16 – 20 count, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 small shallot, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 heaping tablespoons tarragon, finely chopped (I use Mexican tarragon straight out of the garden)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Fill a saucepan with 2 inches of water and lime slices.
  2. Place a steamer rack (or metal colander) inside the saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  3. Place the shrimp in the steamer rack, cover and cook until opaque (approximately 3 minutes.)
  4. Mix all remaining ingredients in a large glass or ceramic bowl.
  5. Combine with shrimp.
  6. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

Makes: 6 – 8 appetizers
Total Time: 15 – 20 minutes prep;
2 hours and 15 – 20 minutes total time

About the Chef

Chef’s Name: Jolee Pinkrecipe02
Family Members: Husband – Larry Pink
Community of Residence: Encinitas
Hobbies/ Interests: Art, travel, movies, reading, hiking and Zumba
Favorite Local Activity: Walks to nearby beaches
About the Recipe: In my recent cookbook/art book, Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I worked with top San Diego chefs who created recipes using locally-sourced sustainable seafood and fresh organic produce. I followed their example with this easy, delicious and healthy shrimp appetizer that’s always a smash hit for any occasion.
About the Chef: I am an artist, designer and writer. My whimsical ceramic sculptures and stylish textiles have won national recognition. I started my innovative company, Wabisabi Green, to promote greener living. My Eco Art throw pillows and Art to Table linen line showcase my colorful artwork and commitment to sustainability.
After organizing the Encinitas Foodie Fest in 2012, I decided to combine my ties to the artistic community with my passion for all things culinary and write the book, Living Coastal. I brought popular local chefs and artists together to present a visual, culinary journey inspired by the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. I assembled a unique mix of tantalizing seafood recipes, extraordinary artistic creations, eco- table linens and clever decorating tips intended to inspire your next celebration. It was a dream to collaborate with exceptional Encinitas talent such as Matt Gordon of Solace & the Moonlight Lounge, Mark Patterson of Surfing Madonna mosaic fame, and designer Tara Teipel of Lemongrass.

For more information, please visit my website,