Warm Roast Potato and Shrimp Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This simple but smart dish is actually meant to to be eaten when ready and still warm. If you rather want this as a cold salad, parboil the potato slices gently until just cooked through, and cool, and do the same with the prawns.Please taste the dressing, as mayonnaises differ so much, from bland to too tangy! Home-made is still the best, but then one needs a little more time! So adjust the dressing to your taste, especially the lime-lemon juice! You will see from my instructions that I often use pinches and splashes, so I have to explain carefully!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large potatoes (or 8 smaller ones, or baby potatoes, about 2 - 2 1/2 lb)
  • 59.16 ml oil (of your taste)
  • 59.16 ml butter (or olive oil)
  • 453.59 g shrimp (large, headless, peeled, raw, can be frozen, 500g)
  • 118.29 ml cream (not a thick cream)
  • 118.29 ml mayonnaise (not too bland)
  • 14.79 ml lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • 14.79 ml lime zest (or lemon zest)
  • 4.92 ml mustard, smooth
  • 44.37 ml parsley, finely chopped (about, can use more or less)
  • 14.79 ml salt, flaky sea salt (or to taste)
  • 4.92 ml coarse black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 400 deg F/200 deg Celsius.
  2. (It's easiest to buy a prepared frozen pack of raw shrimps: these are easily defrosted in a sieve under a cold tap. Otherwise defrost overnight. Pat dry. You CAN use cooked prawns, but they are never as nice as when prepared from raw).
  3. Clean and peel potatoes, then slice into fairly thick rounds, about 1/3" thick. If using baby potatoes, keep whole and don't peel.
  4. In a bowl, toss the potato slices with the oil until the slices are coated. You may need more oil. Pack the slices flat in an oven dish, and put into the preheated oven. Roast for 25 minutes or until tender and golden brown.
  5. While the potatoes bake, toss the shrimps in butter in a hot pan, until they curl up and turn pink. This takes only a few minutes. You could add garlic if you like, and when you take the pan off the heat, sprinkle them with flaky sea salt. They can wait in the pan.
  6. In a bowl, whisk together the cream, mayonnaise, lime or lemon juice and zest, mustard and parsley, until smooth. If too thick, add a bit of milk. Taste for seasoning!
  7. Arrange the golden-brown potato slices on a warmed serving plate. Season well with flaky salt (you always need more of flaky salt, which is coarse, than fine salt).
  8. Scatter the shrimps over the potato slices, and drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle over the coarse black pepper.
  9. Serve! Great with a tomato-and-onion salad, and fresh baguettes.
Most Helpful

Thoroughly enjoyed this salad. Loved the lime addition. I took the liberty and tossed the potatoes (I chose baby) with some of the dressing, topped them with the garlic sauteed shrimp and sprinkled some additional parsley on top, for good measure. Made for Zurie's Cook a Thon in memory of her husband.

Lori Mama January 09, 2014

This made for a wonderful lunch served with some bread on the side. So easy and delicious. I too tossed some of the potatoes with some of the dressing and then topped with the shrimp and topped with fresh parsley. Definately a hit and one I am putting in my "Favorites of 2014". Made for Zurrie's Cook-a-thon in memory of her husband.

mama smurf January 23, 2014

Delicious! This is an unusual dish that really stands out from the ordinary. It made a wonderful winter meal with garlic green beans and a mixed salad. This will be made again for sure. Made for Zurries Cook a Thon. Love you Zurrie.

Annacia January 21, 2014