Recipe: Central Market's Shrimp Salad

Friday, May 14, 2010

There are few things in this world as fabulous as Central Market's Shrimp Salad. seriously. I crave it constantly... but at $18 a pound (yikes!) I usually reserve it for special occasions or celebrations. I've scoured the Internet for the recipe to no avail... but after a little experimenting and mixing together different parts of recipes, I think I've created a perfect recreation. Um... so perfect that I made it twice this week (i know... i'm weak).

Shrimp Salad

1 lb Shrimp, cooked & chopped into  large pieces
1/2 C Mayonaise
1/4 C White Onion, diced
3/4 C Celery, diced
1.5 T White Wine Viegar
1.5 T Fresh Dill, minced
1 t Taragon (I used dried)
1/4 t Salt
1/4 t Dijon Mustard
1/4 t Fresh Ground Pepper

Whisk together salt, vinegar, mayo, mustard, pepper and dill. Combine with shrimp. Then add onion and celery. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour. If you let it sit overnight, it gets even better.

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  1. Yum, that sounds delish. I definitely miss my visits to Central of the downfalls of moving away from Texas.

  2. Another fab recipe to add to my favorites. Have a goldenweekend! xo

  3. whenever my sister makes potato salad, i always eat them in less than a minute or so he he. i just love all sorts of salad. ,*'

  4. Edith9:04 AM

    Thanks for the recipe! It's one of my favorite things at Central Market. So glad that I was able to find your post about it!

  5. russian salads are kind of addictive, my mom always make those russian salad at home~,.

  6. potato salad and fruit salad are two of my favorite salads. i also like the tangy taste of chicken salad'.;

  7. Thank you, it's nice to come across such a simple recipe. I have moved to live on a tropical island that has a very limited supply of ingredients popular in the US and Europe. However I think that is one recipe where we can pick up all the ingredients, except maybe the dill.

  8. Yammmi i will try it at home.

    thanks for recipe.

  9. Yum, that delish. my mom always make those russian salad at home~,.

  10. Ah, for once I have all the ingredients. No, I'll have to wait on the fresh dill, but things are just in time for the French tarragon outside. Will let it sit overnight.

    By the way, that's a very nice piture you'd taken.

  11. I love this one minus the shrimp. I'm allergic so what do you have in mind for a substitute please?

  12. This salad looks awesome and perfect for a hot summer day!

  13. Finally, a recipe with ingredients that are already in my pantry except for the shrimp.

    I wonder how this will turn out with chicken?