Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Shrimp Salad

From My Hunsband's Aunt Davona many years ago!

12 oz cooked macaroni (I used brown rice pasta in different forms-mix it up!)
1/2 Cup Sweet Pickle Relish
2 Cups Mayonnaise
2 Cans Small Shrimp or one package of medium sized, peeled without tails (about 1 lb or more if you'd like)
1/2 bunch green onions, diced
2 Cups diced Celery
1 can diced pimentos
6 Hard Boiled Eggs
1/2 Cup Green Pepper diced
1 T chopped Parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder

Boil the eggs, and if you have to, cook the shrimp. Make sure the shrimp, if purchased frozen is dethawed a little and rinsed before mixing it in. mix everything together and chill for about 30 minutes (or more to your desired temp). This can be made one day ahead if it's kept in the refrigerator. Keep chilled to keep the shrimp and eggs as fresh as possible. This is a meal in and of itself. Serves 6 hungry people.

*I usually buy the shrimp packaged in the freezer at the store. I buy the medium sized without the tails. They are frozen so I only let them thaw for a little bit and rinse them off. It's ok if they are partly frozen when you mix them into the bowl.

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