July 29, 2009

Dauphin Island Shrimp Salad

Shrimp of the Week

Dauphin Island, located at the southern tip of Mobile, is home to many fisherman and seafood lovers. This is a pasta salad that is the essence of southern coastal cooking.

Dauphin Island Shrimp Salad
serves 6

2 pounds small shrimp, boiled and peeled
1 pound box small elbow macaroni
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 ribs of celery, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, if desired
1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
6 large lettuce leaves

Cook the macaroni in 6 cups of lightly salted water until al dente. Remove, drain and rinse under cold water. Let drain and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the onion, celery, bell pepper, eggs, shrimp, mayonnaise and horseradish. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Divide mixture among the lettuce leaves and garnish with the tomato wedges.

1 comment :

  1. hi Drick! Just wanted to say "hi" - I found your blog through Pinterest. Tried this salad over the weekend and it's fabulous! I'm also from the Gulf Coast, and my blog is "Shopaholic In Alabama". I'm linking to you today and profiling your recipe and blog. I can't wait to try some of your other recipes! Keep the greatness coming!
    Bama Girl