To make delicious shrimp salad, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until pink and opaque. Drain the shrimp and immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Once the shrimp are cool, drain them again and pat dry with paper towels.
- In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, celery, red onion, dill, lemon juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
- Serve immediately or chill for later.
Here are some tips for making delicious shrimp salad:
- Use fresh, high-quality shrimp.
- Don’t overcook the shrimp, or they will be tough.
- Use a variety of vegetables and herbs to add flavor and texture to your salad.
- Don’t be afraid to adjust the amount of mayonnaise and mustard to your liking.
- Serve your shrimp salad on a bed of lettuce or mixed greens, or use it to make sandwiches or wraps.
Here are some ideas for variations on shrimp salad:
- Add other vegetables to your salad, such as diced cucumbers, tomatoes, or bell peppers.
- Add cooked rice or quinoa to your salad for a more substantial meal.
- Add a scoop of avocado or guacamole to your salad for a creamy and healthy boost.
- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to your salad for a bit of spice.
- Serve your shrimp salad with a side of crusty bread or crackers.