Shrimp and Pasta Salad
A Delicious Pasta Salad Recipe
Shrimp and Pasta Salad is one of my favorite recipes of all time. I make it frequently, especially during the summer months and the winter holidays. This delicious salad is always a big hit with family and friends.
There is a secret ingredient in this shrimp and pasta salad which makes it stand out above the rest. It is so good that you cannot substitute anything for it. Sometimes this ingredient is not readily available in certain areas and may have to be ordered. Let me tell you though, it is worth it and one container lasts a long time. This pasta salad with shrimp would not be the same without it.
The secret ingredient is Old Bay Seasoning. One container lasts a long time for Shrimp and Pasta Salad and so many other seafood recipes, even fried chicken.
Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Easy and delicious for any occasion!
8 oz. pasta, cooked (any type of pasta will do!)
1 lb. medium shrimp. steamed or boiled and shelled
1 cup mayonnaise
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1-2 tbls. Old Bay, to taste
Combine all ingredients and let chill for 2 hours. Serves 6-8.
Old Bay..also use as a seasoning for...
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12 oz. beer, any brand
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tbls. Old Bay
1 lb. fresh or frozen shrimp, shell on
Bring first four ingredients to a boil, add shrimp. Boil 5-10 minutes. Drain, peel and eat.
Note: Use in Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Tip for leftover shrimp (if you have any!)
Serve Boiled Shrimp as an appetizer with cocktail sauce.
Quick Cocktail Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tbls. prepared horseradish
1 tbls. chili sauce
1 tbls. worcestershire sauce
Combine all ingredients. Serve chilled with boiled shrimp.
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Serving Bowls for Shrimp and Pasta Salad - These will definitely show off your salad!
Variations for Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Let's change it up a bit!
-Add chopped tomato or celery
-Substitute chopped cucumber instead of the green pepper
-Use light mayonnaise for a lowfat salad
-Serve in lettuce cups as an appetizer
Make Your Own Pasta
Fill lettuce leaves with
Shrimp and Pasta Salad
for an elegant appetizer!
Great in Shrimp and Pasta Salad!
Prep Time: 5
Total Time: 10
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tbls lemon juice
- 3/4 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, mustard and salt in a food processor or blender. Blend 1 minute. Add a slow stream of canola oil to mixture, until the mayonnaise thickens. Store in refrigerator.
- Please note for safety reasons that this recipe contains raw egg.
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the water when boiling pasta to keep it from sticking together.
- Prep time: 10 min
- Cook time: 30 min
- Ready in: 40 min
- Yields: 4
Try another shrimp and pasta dish! - Shrimp and Linguine in Wine Sauce
- 8 oz. linguine cooked
- 1 1/2 tbls. olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 tbls. lemon juice
- 1 lb. shrimp peeled/deveined
- 2 tbls. butter
- 1 tbls. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- salt to taste
- freshly grated parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet, lightly saute garlic in olive oil.
- Add wine, chicken broth and lemon juice.
- Simmer about 15 minutes.
- Add shrimp, butter, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and salt.
- Saute until shrimp is cooked through.
- Add linguine and stir.
- Place on serving dish and top with grated Parmesan.
Americans consume 1 billion pounds
of shrimp every year!