Classic Crab and Shrimp Salad Recipe -
Classic Crab and Shrimp Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Classic Crab and Shrimp Salad

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"This is one of my favorites. I picked up the recipe when I worked at an IGA supermarket where it was the best seller at the salad bar. It's sure to be a favorite with anyone who likes seafood."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place the crabmeat, shrimp, celery, bell pepper, and onion into a bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, dill, and Worcestershire sauce until evenly blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2007

The recipe should have been "1 small onion" also using red onion makes for nicer presentation however if you use a red onion they tend to be very large so I would suggest half the onion...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2008

I have mixed feelings about this.... I was expecting more flavor. All I could taste was celery and onion (I omitted the bell pepper called for). Couldn't taste the shrimp, crab, mayo, dill or Old Bay seasoning (I added a dash for flavor). I think something was missing... a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, more dill or sweet imitation crabmeat would have done the trick, I'm sure. Another reason for my low rating was due to texture - mine seemed kinda soupy (not really soupy, but enough to make me not care for this). Served on a croissant with a side of potato chips, this made a quick weeknight meal. I don't think I'll be bringing leftovers with me to work this week though. I should have tried Crab Salad by Christine as it seems to better suit my taste (and seems more like the deli stuff I like at my local grocer). Thanks anyways!

Oct 28, 2007

Very yummy! I would suggest cutting back on the onion a little, but other than that, the salad was wonderful!

Aug 10, 2009

This was a great seafood salad. I used tuna instead of crab or the old bay seasoning but it still turned out wonderful and im looking forward to making this again! Using red onion was a good choice with this recipe along with lemon pepper.

Dec 17, 2011

This was great. I used 1 small onion, and 1/2 a medium sized green pepper. I also added in 1/4 cup of Old Bay seafood seasoning, along with ground black pepper, parsley, and a pinch of lemon-pepper seasoning. It was great. I served it with butter lettuc. I will most surely frequent for more tasty recipes such as this one. I think that the key is, if you have been cooking long enough, then you can kinda tweak any recipe to your own liking. The addition of the Old Bay gave it the taste I was going for!

Mar 10, 2011

This is so good. The flavors mixed well. I used a whole small onion. I thought it was perfect. We ate it on pita bread and crackers. It would even be great on a tossed salad. I will be taking this to our Easter gathering.

Jan 02, 2009

I thought this was quite tasty myself, as did my husband and stepson.

Jul 08, 2011

Very tasty and easy to prepare. Guests loved it and I will make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 33.9 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 531 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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