Baked Seafood Potato Salad for Seafood Lovers
This is a winner......
To date, I have not met anyone who has not enjoyed this side-dish and one family member believes, due to the ingredients, it could be considered a well balanced meal in itself. It's really simple and my mother in law was the first to introduce me to it.
Many people who know how to cook, do not really measure exact amounts of ingredients (*note; this is not something which can be done when it comes to baking!).The recipe that I am including is not, to the 'T', exactly the same as my mother in laws....some ingredients will not be exact but for the seasoned cook, it won't be difficult to figure out. Perhaps there will even be some variations of your own to include.
8 Medium sized Potatoes (boiled w/ skins on until tender; cool, peel skins off w/ paring knife and cube).
2 -3 Stalks of Celery (chopped).
1/2 Large Onion (chopped).
1 Large Carrot (grated - this adds nice color as well as flavor).
1/2 - 3/4 lb of Small to Medium sized Shrimp. Boil these before removing shells and tails, with just enough water to cover. Once cooked, reserve 1/3 cup of stock. De-vein, remove shells and tails, then chop the meat.
1/2 - 3/4 lb Imitation Crab Meat (chop).
Mayo (2 -3 cups).
1 Tablespoon (approximately) of Juice from a Lemon (or lime).
Spices (salt, black and white pepper, garlic powder....could add a little dill).
Mix all ingredients until well blended and then place in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (longer if it's been chilled).
Remove foil and brown the top by broiling for 3 - 5 minutes.