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Shrimp Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

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)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.