Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this from the Barefoot Contessa's book "Parties!" and i use it alot. It is a big hit and easy to make. The time does not include the chilling time as this can be made the night before or earlier in the day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 5 quarts of water, 3 tablespoons salt, and the lemon to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add half the shrimp and reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Cook uncovered for only 3 minutes or until the shrimp are barely cooked through.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cold water.
  5. Bring the water back to a boil and repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  6. Let cool; then peel, and devein the shrimp.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, wine or vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and dill.
  8. Combine with the peeled shrimp.
  9. Add the red onion and celery and check the seasonings.
  10. Serve or cover and refrigerate for a few hours.


Most Helpful

Really good, added a little Old Bay Seasoning definitely will make again.

Jj A. August 29, 2016

The fresh dill really makes this recipe. I scaled the recipe way back to only 1/4 lb. shrimp and it turned out great.

Marie Nixon July 28, 2012

Cool, creamy and tasty. I cut the recipe amount in half and use 2 pounds of precooked large shrimp. This is best when allowed to chill for a couple of hours. It's great on a bed of lettuce with fresh garden tomatoes. Thanx!

*Parsley* July 25, 2012

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