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Shrimp Salad Recipe
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If possible it is better to use fresh shrimp if they are available. If not, frozen shell on shrimp work just as well. The shell on makes the difference in taste. Most of the flavor comes from the shell of the shrimp.
Having shrimp at home was a treat that we all enjoyed. I have since learned to prepare shrimp many different ways and shrimp salad is a favorite of mine.
Once the shrimp is cleaned and cooked.the salad is almost ready. To get the full bodied flavor, it is best to put your shrimp salad into the refrigerator and let it get nice and cold and all the flavors will be enhanced. 612251fbfed32086d263f6ff1d78bc4f0230df00a772bce010
Shrimp come in different sizes, I prefer the lager ones which are plump and has a nice bit in a salad. If buying from a fresh fish market you will be able to see the size that you prefer. One of the ways to tell how many shrimp you will need, look at the size and think about how many shrimp one person will eat. You will be cutting them in large chunks to make your salad, but the cut shrimp will not shrink or increase the portion when mixed.
Frozen shrimp come in bags which tell you the size of the shrimp, which you usually can't see through the package. Tip: The larger the number, the larger the shrimp. Having all your ingredients ready will be helpful. Once the shrimps are cooked and cooled, put your ingredients in and you are set to cool your dish before serving.
- Boil and clean shrimp (remove shell and devein)
- Put shrimp into refrigerator to keep cool
- Chop celery, onions and green peppers. Add cooled shrimp and dry ingredients and mayo and mix well.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Goes well on top of lettuce and tomatoes or even Avocado is tasty with shrimp salad.
Ready to mix
- 1 Tbs per serving mayonnaise, light works fine
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1 Tbs lemon juice, fresh
- 1/2cup green peppers, chopped
- 1 tsp dillweed, dried
- 1 Tbs capers
- Dash paprika
Ready for cooling
4 Large Raw Shrimp
|Serving size: 1|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 0 g|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Protein 6 g||12%|
|Cholesterol 43 mg||14%|
|Sodium 41 mg||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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Shrimp are also called Prawns.Shrimp farming has increased since 1970. 75% of shrimp are produced in Asia. 25% produced in Latin america. In 1999 the government enforced stronger regulations on a more sustainable farming practice. Fresh water prawns production was 670,000 tons.
So you see ,a lot of people are eating and enjoying shrimp. There are so many ways to prepare shrimp and they are all very tasty and so easy to prepare. Just give it a try. You might want to try the ready to eat frozen shrimp. That is just fine, but do give the recipe a try, and enjoy.