tangy, creamy shrimp salad

Tangy, Creamy Shrimp Salad

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Inspired by, BCG & Ina Garten

Serves: 2 plus

Prep time: 30 mins. Cook time: 6 mins

Skill level: easy

Cooking method: stove top


  • 1+ pound large shrimp in the shell(general rule: 5 large shrimp perperson)
  • Kosher salt (for the boiling water)
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters (for theboiling water)
  • 1 cup good mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or white wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground blackpepper
  • 2+ tablespoons fresh minced dill
  • 1/2 cup cut red onion
Salad Fixins
  • 1+ head Romain lettuce (washed & cut) • 1 large tomato cut into wedges
  • 2 celery stocks (sliced)
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • Parmesan for topping
  • Toasted bread


For the Shrimp

Step 1) Bring 2+ quarts of water, 2 tablespoons salt, and the lemon to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the shrimp (in stages if more than 10 shrimps) and reduce the heat to medium. Cook uncovered for only 3 minutes or until the shrimp are barely cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice cold water. If needed, bring the water back to a boil and repeat with the remaining shrimp. Let cool; then peel, and devein the shrimp.

The Dressing

Step 1) In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, wine or vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and dill. Combine with the peeled shrimp. Add the red onion and check the seasonings. Cover and refrigerate for an hour, or so.

The Salad

Step 1) In large bowl add all the salad fixins. Then add the shrimp with all the dressing. Toss it all together, add the parmesan and toasted bread.

grandpa’s thoughts:

Okay, the first part of this recipe, the shrimp and dressing, comes form Ina Garten. But I wanted to make into a lettuce salad. Mixing the dressing into the lettuce salad fixins works perfectly. Give it a try and let me know what you think.


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