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Old Bay Shrimp Salad

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 2 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
Chilled shrimp salad is an ideal filler for a lunch roll-up or a plated salad. Simply serve a scoop of the salad over lettuce, pair with crackers, and enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 8 green leaf lettuce leaves (optional)
  • Assorted crackers (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Bring 3 quarts water and 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning to a boil in a Dutch oven; add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain. Pour shrimp into a 13- x 9-inch pan to cool. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; chop shrimp.

  2. Stir together celery and next 5 ingredients; stir in shrimp. Cover and chill 2 hours. Serve on lettuce leaves with assorted crackers, if desired.

  3. Shrimp Rolls: Place 1 lettuce leaf on top of each 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas. Top each evenly with 1/2 cup Old Bay Shrimp Salad and 3 or 4 avocado slices. Roll up tortillas, and secure with thick, round wooden picks. Cut in half. Makes 8 servings.

  4. Shrimp Pitas: Cut 12 mini pita pockets in half. Stuff pockets with Old Bay Shrimp Salad. Makes 8 servings.