Shrimp Salad

Total Time:
30 min
20 min
10 min

12 servings

  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters
  • 4 pounds large shrimp in the shell (16 to 20 shrimp per pound)
  • 2 cups good mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 cup minced red onion (1 onion)
  • 3 cups minced celery (6 stalks)

Bring 5 quarts of water, 3 tablespoons salt, and the lemon to a boil in a large saucepan. Add half the shrimp 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 cold water. Bring the water back to a boil and repeat with the remaining shrimp. Let cool; then peel, and devein the shrimp.

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 celery and check the seasonings. Serve or cover and refrigerate for a few hours.

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Absolutely delicious. I had never even tasted shrimp salad let alone made it! A family member requested it as a thanksgiving dish and I said "no prob!" Without knowing what I was getting myself into I searched many shrimp salad recipes on the Internet after much debate ended up deciding on this one. The salad received rave reviews and I myself thought it was out of this world as well! Will definitely be making again for my own family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a just OK recipe and not what I usually expect fro Ina. The recipe calls for way too much salt and Mayo. Shrimp do not need to be boiled in 3 tablespoons of salt nor do they need to swim in dressing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut back on the mayo and onion; 1 cup mayo and 1/2 cup onion. Almost didn't put the dill in because I didn't think I would like it. So glad I put in the dill Delicious, and a huge hit!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outrageously good! You can always trust Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a quick and easy recipe for a summer night dinner. I served it on hoagie rolls with lettuce and tomatoes, and added a bit of Old Bay seasoning. Outstanding! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for something to serve at a party that was different then the normal, and was passed this recipe. Due to my brother-in-law having problems with shell fish I changed it up to using imitation crab meat instead. I was stunned at just how well this went over. Out of a double batch, hardly any was left (and that was for 8 of us!. It was so much of a hit I have been asked several times since to make it. The key really is in the dressing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! Ina does it again! Served it over a bed of butter lettuce and with some toasted baguette. Yum!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What we were looking for was a different dressing for our shrimp/crab salad and this is a winner for us. All the items for the salad part was the same as ours, except we added a few pettite peas for an extra pop in your mouth. We were nervious about the dill, and decided to go with the white wine. We aren't fond of mayo, however with the wine thinning it and the flavor this was very enjoyable. We will make this dressing for our seafood salad again. So simple, yet lots of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Served this at a party of about 30 people. I split the top of several slender baguettes, lightly toasted them and filled them up with the shrimp salad and cut into 3" lengths. Also had Ina's Chicken Salad Veronique in baguettes and both were very well received. Very economical and elegant. Perfection! No leftovers and everyone loved it! Ina just knows how to make food good! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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