|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 33g||42%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 45g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||35%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This shrimp salad is good served over greens or stuffed into tomatoes or piled atop lettuce, but it shines its brightest on toasted buns with shredded lettuce. Made with shrimp, celery, scallions, lemon juice, mayo, and a touch of Old Bay, this recipe is light and refreshing, perfect for lunch on a summer day.
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, divided
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, more to taste
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 to 2 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup coarsely chopped scallions
2 sandwich rolls, hoagie rolls, or large hamburger buns, split and toasted
3/4 cup shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce
Gather the ingredients.
Add the kosher salt to a quart or so of water in a medium pot.
Bring just to a simmer and add the shrimp. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes (depending on the size of the shrimp); they should be pink and barely translucent.
Drain, rinse briefly under cool water, and pat dry.
Place the shrimp in a small bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of the Old Bay and 1 teaspoon of the lemon juice.
Toss to coat and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so, to cool completely.
Whisk the remaining Old Bay, remaining lemon juice, the mayonnaise, and Worcestershire sauce together in a medium-size bowl.
Add cooled shrimp, celery, and scallions to the dressing and toss gently to coat. Adjust seasoning, adding more lemon juice and salt, if necessary.
Serve on toasted rolls or buns with shredded lettuce.
- This recipe makes enough for two large sandwiches; if you don't use it all, it keeps well in the refrigerator for a day or two.
- Old Bay seasoning is a combination of celery salt, black and red pepper, and other spices; Chesapeake Bay seasoning is a similar mixture. If you don't have one of the commercial mixtures on hand, make your own Old Bay Seasoning mix.
- For an elegant luncheon or first course, spoon the shrimp salad into a hollowed-out tomato or artichoke.