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Cajun Shrimp Potato Salad

I created this recipe myself and think you'll find it's the most unique potato salad you've ever tasted. With the addition of shrimp, it's practically hearty enough to be a main dish.

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  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 medium red potatoes
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound medium uncooked shrimp
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Additional salt to taste

Directions

  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan; add the water, seafood seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp; cover and cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and potatoes are tender. Drain. Peel and dice potatoes. Peel and devein shrimp; cut into pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, shrimp, onions and pimientos. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Add to potato mixture; gently toss to coat. Season with additional salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 158 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1447mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • wanders6
    Apr 3, 2015

    Needed to add more seafood seasoning in salad but over all easy and delishious.

  • Slobberchops
    Dec 28, 2011

    Succulent shrimp, savory spuds, spicy (homemade) seafood seasoning...what's not to like?Straightforward recipe, easy prep, great outcome.I arranged an extra pound of shrimp decoratively over the top - very nice.