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shrimp salad with baby spinach on croissant on a white plate
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Easy Shrimp Salad Recipe

Making restaurant-style shrimp salad isn't difficult. It's about choosing the right shrimp and cooking them properly. You'll amaze your friends and family with delicious shrimp salad
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
cooling2 hrs
Total Time25 mins
Course: sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal


  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay to season the water
  • 1 pound raw shell on shrimp 26-30 size cooked, peeled and deveined
  • 2 stalks celery small dice
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • thaw shrimp in cold running water
  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, then add 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
  • Add thawed shrimp to boiling water and cook until the water returns to a boil, no longer than 5-6 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the pan and cover the shrimp with ice. Let the shrimp cool down in the ice for 15 minutes, then remove from the ice. Place the cooled shrimp in the refrigerator to continue to chill for one hour (or overnight)
  • Peel and devein the shrimp. Then rough chop the shrimp leaving them in big pieces.
  • Mix the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Serve with your favorite bread or roll, on a salad, or simply by itself.



Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 3mg