By Tootsie on October 16, 2002
Photo by Kathy at Food.com
Photo by Kathy at Food.com
"Main dish salad, excellent with fresh French bread"
Serving Size: 1 (160 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"made this for dinner tonite and everyone loved it.my 10 year old wants in her lunch tomorrow.very good i'm planning on making for our next family get together."
"What a find! I had a little boiled shrimp and some cocktail sauce left over from Easter dinner, as well as the remnants of a veggie tray with the accompanying dip. This recipe made it possible to 'recycle' everything in one delicious dish! I didn't bother chopping fresh parsley since the ranch dressing already had a ton in it, but I did slice a couple of celery sticks just to use them up. We thought the little bit of crunch added nice texture. I had made the cocktail sauce with a very generous amount of horseradish, and I agree with another reviewer that it really enhanced the flavor of this salad. Thanks for turning our leftovers into a lovely meal, Tootsie!"
"I reduced the amount of pasta by half. Also, I added 1 cup chopped spinach and added 1 tbsp lemon zest. I also used a green pepper instead of red. YUM. My husband is thrilled to have this is the fridge to snack on and/or have for lunch."
"We did not care for this. There was too much sauce and the flavor of the sauce was overwhelming and had a funny taste to it. I think it just had too much going on. The spiral noodles also picked up a lot of sauce on each noodle making it more over-powering. I'm sorry this wasn't our favorite. Thank you for giving me something new to try."
"We liked this alot. I didn't have the green onion so subed finely chopped yellow onion. I made the Easy Seafood Cocktail Sauce #334528 to use as the cocktail sauce called for in the recipe. I made half the recipe, and my DH and I finished it off!!!"
"The flavor of the sauce isn't bad, but it overpowers all other flavors in the dish. There is also an awful lot of the sauce- it might be better with half the amount, and more of everything else besides sauce and noodles."
"I have made this many times. Everyone always wants the recipe. I use large shrimp and crab if available. I use equal amounts of pasta to seafood."
"Ohh yeah, ohh yeah!! This is a good receipe for someone that wants to impress with very little time. Good receipe. Note: Adjust onions if you have less than 1lb of shrimp."
"Yum. I did pump it up with more horseradish and I think I will add more veggies the next time but definitely YUM <br/>Addendum I didn't add the ranch dressing but used more seafood sauce than called for and then pumped it up with horseradish"
"This is pretty awesome. Being a Marylander and growing up on the water we are very picking about our seafood. The only change I made was to add Old Bay seasoning. A Maryland staple and I made a little less dressing as we like our pasta a little on the dryer side. Very good recipe. Definitely keeping this in my rotation! Oh and FYI it's best made the day before. That way all the flavors combine."
"The concept is refreshing, the pictures alluring, I really wanted to love this pasta salad. I prepared it with my mouth watering and could barely wait for it to chill! Unfortunately, I did not like the sauce. Not even a little. I didn't want to waste, so I ended up putting the whole bowl of salad in a fine strainer and rinsing all the sauce off, then adding mayo and lemon juice with salt and pepper, which was more bland, but palatable for me. I'm so sorry to give a low rating, this just did not fit my taste preferences at all. Thank you for sharing the recipe."
"I always thought my shrimp salad was the best, but this makes me a believer. I did not change ONE thing and it is absolutely wonderfuly. Thank you so much for sharing."
"I liked this, but found it to have too much dressing. Maybe cut the amount of mayo in half? My husband & 9 year-old agreed: good taste, but too much dressing."
"This was very good. The only change that I made was to use the small salad shrimp reather than the medium sized shrimp. It was delicious!"
"What a delight! There are only two of us so I cut recipe in half, it was still enough for 2 meals."
"I am making this salad for the second time in 2 weeks just as written.Excellent!"
"I had a bunch of ingredients leftover from a party and went searching for a recipe to use them in -- and boy did I get a winner! I used Dreamfield's low-carb pasta, fresh chunky salsa that I made in place of the chopped tomato, and chives instead of green onions. The cocktail sauce and salsa give the salad a wonderful snappy taste. Thanks so much for making my leftover ingredients sing!"
"Excellent pasta salad! I loved all the flavors together and it was so good I couldn't stop eating it. My family came back for seconds, so I know they loved it too!"