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Simple Shrimp Salad


If you are looking for a quick and easy meal to serve to your family or guests on New Year’s Day or perhaps for Sunday Brunch, then this easy, breezy simple Shrimp Salad should fit the bill.

Simple Shrimp Salad

I purchased a 2 lb package of frozen shrimp which was thawed in the refrigerator overnight.  You can either steam the shrimp in a Double Boiler or place them in a pan with 1/4 cup of water to cook until they are pink in color.  Allow the shrimp to cool then remove the shells, and veins and cut into thirds. 

ingredients for shrimp salad

Place the shrimp into a bowl, add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise or more if you like a creamier salad, the 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard, 1/4 cup diced Red onion and the juice from the lemon and lime.  Lightly stir to mix all the ingredients together then cover and place in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.  

To serve you can either scoop some of the Shrimp Salad onto individual lettuce leaves or onto toasted Italian bread slices garnished with Dill.

mix shrimp salad ingredients

This simple Shrimp Salad is also perfect for a light lunch or as a quick and easy mid-week meal.

What will you be serving on New Year’s Day?