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OMG I found it! I have been looking for the perfect shrimp salad recipe and this is sooo delicious! From start to finish it took me about 15 mins. I bought frozen salad shrimp, thawed it in a cold water bath, strained it in a colander and then squeezed the rest of the water out in a clean towel. 2 stalks of celery is just about exactly 1/3 cup. 1/4 of a medium onion is almost exactly 1/4 chopped. I used the Old Bay Seasoning #2 (Old Bay Seasoning #2) which I think is fantastic. So simple. So delicious. So all that! We ate ours as wraps and on toasted bread.

Word to the wise: Be very careful with the Worchestershire -- too much of this will ruin the dish!

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Elielia June 16, 2011

Great! Simple fresh ingredients. Can't go wrong. I chopped the shrimp into small dice and put in phyllo cups for a cocktail party canape.

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Chef J. Bradford December 10, 2011

YUMMY! It was a hot day and did not want to cook. Served over chopped iceberg lettuce, sliced hard boiled eggs and avocado%u2026. PERFECT!

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Doc's Mom October 17, 2010

My daughter stated "This tastes like it came from a famous resturant!!!" I did add a little lemon zest with the lemon juice. Thanks for a great recipe.

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KdonnRN April 14, 2010

Very good! I had some leftover jumbo boiled shrimp to use up. I followed as directed but added a bit of green onion for color and a pinch of cayenne to bump up the heat. Hopefully once the flavors come together I didn't over do the seasonings. I will serve over fancy greens w/ sliced seedless cukes, chunks of avocado, a few sliced black olives and some sort of vinaigrette dressing. Light, tasty and easy! Thanks for posting Rita.

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Chicagoland Chef du Jour February 27, 2009

I used just a bit less mayo because I wanted to reduce calories but don't care for lite mayo. The salad is flavorful enough that this reduction did not detract from the taste. Very enjoyable on a hot summer evening. Thank you.

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iris5555 July 27, 2005

awesome! Hubby loves it! (he's hard to please). I didn't even have the old bay seasoning, but I did cook the shrimp myself (overcooking shrimp is the best way to kill this recipe and I don't trust the commercial vendors to cook for taste). Great, simple recipe!!

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All-Natural-Nut July 19, 2013

Wow!! This was scrumptious! Thanks Rita!!!!

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Nat&Nolan May 23, 2013

This truly is the classic recipe everyone knows and loves. I didn't have Old Bay so I googled a recipe [here](http://busycooks.about.com/od/homemademixes/r/oldbaymix.htm) for it and made up a batch. The salad was just great for an Easter dinner, thanks!

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Weewah April 16, 2013

I was raised on the Gulf Coast and ate my mother's shrimp salad with delight. Only she had no recipe. I remembered how she did it, sorta, but never got it quite right. As I read over this recipe and saw the photos, I recognized it immediately. This was the kind of salad I loved so much.

Any time I tried ordering it in a restaurant, I was brought some other concoction - sometimes good, sometimes, well ... The last one i bought was basically a tossed salad sprinkled with a few shrimp topped with cocktail sauce.

My thanks to the original provider of this recipe and to others who made a few additions. Most of them sound like they would be good. But most of all I'm glad to find a trustworthy recipe that replicates my favorite shrimp dish.

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pstrjames_1668006 August 28, 2012
Shrimp Salad