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Jan's Shrimp Salad


This week Salad Samplers featured Jan's Shrimp Salad.

Shrimp Salad

1 pound extra large shrimp (16-20)fresh, wild if you can find them.
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
¼ cup mayo
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, tarragon or parsley.
1 large stalk celery chopped
¼ large red pepper chopped
salt and pepper

Steam the shrimp for about 5 minutes in water with Old Bay.
When cool enough to handle, remove shells and chop into about 5 or 6
pieces per shrimp.
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss in the chopped shrimp and chill.

Serve over a bed of lettuce of your choice.

I had some large shrimp in the freezer so I used those. I did not have any of the Old Bay seasoning, so I used some herbes de Provence seasoning instead. I was at Trader Joes and did not find any of the Old Bay seasoning there. The TJ staff member who was helping me had no idea what I was looking for. :)

Since my shrimp were frozen and large I steamed them for a little longer than 5 minutes.


I also substituted the Dijon mustard with Mendocino mustard. Other than these two substitutions, I used every other ingredient per Jan's recipe.

We had this for dinner with baguette and some brie and some wine.


My daughter commented that this was the first salad recipe that was not huge. We both loved this.... and wishing there was more to share with others.... because we loved it.

Jan, great salad. Thank you for sharing.

Comments (7)

Your salad looks great. I think that is so funny that the guy at TJs didn't know what Old Bay was-I thought it was sold at every grocery store, even the small and basic ones.

Your salad looks wonderful, Eden!

Beautiful salad presentation! You gave the salad a nice French touch with the herbs, baguette and the brie. Just lovely.


I think TJ's sells mostly their own products, so maybe that's why there was no Old Bay. I had no trouble finding it at my regular supermarket.

We loved the salad too!

Oh I forgot, you should find old bay at Safeway, that is where I always buy it.


I can understand why the TJ's guy did not know what it was, but you should be able to find it at the supermarket - ask the guy at the fish counter - I like your presentation with the baguette and the cheese.

Looks delicious! In my supermarket, Old Bay isn't on the spice aisle, it's found next to the seafood counter (along with shrimp cocktail sauce etc). I hope you can find it because it's great stuff.

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