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Shrimp Salad Recipe

Shrimp Salad Recipe

I remember my mother making this when I was a child. It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without Grandma's Shrimp Salad, even today. —Delores Hill, Helena, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/3 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1/3 pound cooked salad shrimp
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 radishes, halved and sliced
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the shrimp, celery, onion, radishes and eggs. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to shrimp mixture. Add dressing mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 316 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein .

Reviews for Shrimp Salad

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Akie 153867
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Very good recipe and simple to make. I used honey and pineapple mustard to sweeten the flavor. Sweet pickle relish is another option as well. This is a keeper."

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Jami4 70152
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I thought the original recipe was a bit bland. After reading some of the other reviews, I added horseradish, garlic powder and onion powder. I also added more shrimp. It turned out great this way! A definite keeper."

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suzhappycook 70150
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"YUMMY"

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suzhappycook 169317
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"Making again tonight for supper :-)"

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ferretmama 107041
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Loved this the first time I made it. Then I started playing with it. Tried the horseradish and peas. Really good. The next time I left out the horseradish and increased the mustard just a bit. The NEXT time I added extra shrimp and a package of imitation crabmeat chunks. Finally decided that we love this any way at all. This recipe isexcellent as written, but gives lots of room to personalize. I have a potluck coming up next week and I'm going to try adding capers........."

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swolff 153383
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"I made this and both my husband and I love it. Wouldnt change a thing on it."

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aj anderson 153363
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"I loved the Horseradish idea so I added that and a little pickle relish...Also I upped the shrimp to 3 cups...I was very happy with it!"

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VictoriaRegina 166675
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Add more shrimp. Just before serving add more mayo. Must refrig overnite. I've been making this for over 40 years."

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Lindyb1 96712
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"I found this to be kind of bland. I left out the radishes and added chopped up sun dried tomatoes. I might try making something similar but I would add more sun dried tomatoes and possibly some Italian dressing."

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Toni51 209122
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"I was very excited about this recipe and fully expected that everyone in the family would love it. I made it as stated in the recipe, except for substituting a shallot for the small onion. I will definitely make it again, but with several modifications. First and foremost, I won't ever use salad shrimp again. They are so tiny but they have big black veins that are impossible to ignore, and yet very tedious to remove. For us (and it may just be US), too much salt and too heavy on the onion (shallot). Now that I know, I can adjust and make it to our taste next time. I thank Delores Hill for the recipe. :-)"

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kathleen ng 168012
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"I love pasta salad so I would try it again and maybe change some items and/or add items. My biggest problem with this recipe is the salt. I used only 1 teaspoon, not 1 - 1/2 and it was salty. Next time I'll use only 1/2 a teaspoon and maybe add some red pepper."

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Ladyk1943 96709
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"Love it but made a few changes,added 1tsp horseradish and used 1/2cup mayo and 1/2cup sour cream instead of the full cup of mayo. Chilled overnight was Delicious"

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Alouette 153866
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"Made it exactly as recipe....loved it! I would maybe add more shrimp next time & will try frozen peas - they have such a nice color & falvour. Will make often."

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Linda-K 166674
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"I absolutely loved it, super easy and nothing I would change! That's very unusual for me!"

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rebelwithoutaclue 153855
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"The addition of "good season" dry italian dressing mix and sweet peas was spot on. ommitted radishes"

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daisey5 153682
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"This was wonderful. I also used some chicken I had to use and left out the radishes. I also used a red onion and whole wheat shells."

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kitten790 99092
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"I make this quite often many times I add 1 - 1 -1/2 cups of thawed green peas to the salad adds a bit of a fresh bit of sweetness that is a nice surprise."

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LCat2 131566
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"It needed more flavor to me, so at the suggestion of my daughter I added a package of Good Seasons italian dressing (dry). That did the trick. I also used the entire 12 ounces bag of shrimp, and it still could have used some more. Next time I think I will add some chopped imitation crab as well."

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thomsmom 209121
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"My mom, who is 97(!), still makes this, although, she adds more eggs and more shrimp, because the family argued over the amount of each ingredient each od us got. Thanks for the memory and a copy of the recipe that isn't on a 70 year old file card."

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pastpetey 171749
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"This wonderful salad has been a summer staple in my family for most all of my 73 years. My Mother did add some celery seed as well as the celery. Fresh shrimp wasn't available in days of yore, so 2 cans of shrimp substituted , adding a briney tang. Mother was adamant , however,...the mayo had to be Hellman's."

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joyousdeeous 131563
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"This is just wonderful, plain summer comfort food. Love it. I puree all but one of the eggs to get the lovely egg flavor all through the dressing. The last egg I chop for eye appeal."

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grannymark1 107040
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"My mom used to make this too, but without the eggs and she substituted chopped red bell pepper for the radishes & celery. You an also use tuna instead of the shrimp. It amkes a great summer lunch."

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jchinckley 209120
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"wonderful and fast!"

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garywright 168009
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"We made this recipe last year, and I couldn't find my paper copy. I'm so glad to find it online. It received rave reviews from everyone when we brought it to potlucks, and I wanted to make it again for the 4th of July, just as the original cook mentioned. Love this classic recipe! We added a little chopped sweet red/yellow peppers, too."

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joettap 153358
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"I made a mistake about halving the recipe. I doubled it for the potluck and then just kept doing it each time."

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joettap 96707
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"I first took this to a potluck and people love it so much, I've made it four times for my co-workers...and that's just since the end of June. I'm making it again this week. I leave the radishes out, but otherwise I follow the recipe. I may use a little celery seed this time as others have suggested. I will halve the recipe this time because it makes a huge amount."

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laurilee 99083
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"I had a roasted chicken that I needed to use, so I tore up the meat from it and used it in place of the shrimp and left out the radishes. My family went absolutely bonkers over this dish. We also like shrimp, so I'll probably make it with shrimp some time. My family liked it so well, they said I could make it once a week!"

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lindadale 97399
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Great flavors all mixed up into one really good flavor. I will try the celery seed instead of the celery...just personal preference."

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sj55 79744
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Was quite easy to make and really tasty!"

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janeb1961 153681
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"Was very tasty and simple to make. It didnt take a lot of time. I used celery seed instead of celery and it was good."

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