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Shrimp Salad Recipe

Updated on May 3, 2015

Shrimp Salad

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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 Salad

Shrimp Salad
Shrimp Salad | Source
shrimps in shell
shrimps in shell | Source

Buying shrimp

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.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 4-5 large shrimp per person
  1. Boil and clean shrimp (remove shell and devein)
  2. Put shrimp into refrigerator to keep cool
  3. Chop celery, onions and green peppers. Add cooled shrimp and dry ingredients and mayo and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Goes well on top of lettuce and tomatoes or even Avocado is tasty with shrimp salad.

Ready to mix

Ingredients
Ingredients | Source
  • 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

Ready for cooling
Ready for cooling | Source

4 Large Raw Shrimp

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 43 mg14%
Sodium 41 mg2%
* 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.

Take a bite

Good enough to eat
Good enough to eat | Source

Production

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.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Love shrimp salad so I will definitely be making a copy. Nice recipe.

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      twig22bend 4 years ago

      Thank you, sgbrown for commenting and vote up. Much appreciated.

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      twig22bend 4 years ago

      You are welcome, Vacation Trip. Give it a try, you will enjoy.

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      twig22bend 4 years ago

      Hi there rebeccamealey. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I think you will love this Shrimp salad.

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      twig22bend 4 years ago

      Thank you, Just ask Susan. I think that you will enjoy this tasty shrimp salad.

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      twig22bend 4 years ago

      Thank you for commenting, peachpurple. I think you will enjoy this salad.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love salad. haven't try out shrimp salad yet but yours really is tempting me to head for the wet market now. Voted up

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Great salad recipe. It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      We love shrimp at my house! This is the perfect time of year to prepare shrimp salad and this recipe sounds just delicious! Definitely a must try, thank you for sharing! Voting up and yummy, maybe that will be useful! LOL :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This shrimp dish looks so good, and I like the tip about how to judge how much shrimp to buy!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your salad looks and sounds great. I know it would be a big hit at my house. Can't wait to try it.