Sunday, March 21, 2010

Old Bay Shrimp Salad

3 quarts water
1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped green onion
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper
8 green leaf lettuce leaves (optional)
Assorted crackers (optional)

Bring 3 quarts water and 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning to a boil in a Dutch oven; add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain. Pour shrimp into a 13- x 9-inch pan to cool. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; chop shrimp.

Stir together celery and next 5 ingredients; stir in shrimp. Cover and chill 2 hours. Serve on lettuce leaves with assorted crackers, if desired.

--Adapted from Southern Living magazine

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