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Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 5 hrs

Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

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"A cool main dish seafood salad for hot summer days using small salad shrimp and either imitation or real crabmeat."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water and let cool. Peel eggs and reserve 1 egg for the garnish. Chop the remaining 4 eggs.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine macaroni, eggs, celery, onion, green pepper, shrimp and crab.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, dill, mint, salt, sugar, cocktail sauce and hot pepper sauce.
  5. Pour the dressing mixture into the macaroni mixture and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle top with paprika and decorate with extra sliced egg. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 4 to 6 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2007

This recipe is wonderful! I also make this with small seashell pasta and small salad shrimp. I recommend substituting sour cream for the milk as well. Thanks for the great recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 19, 2003

Don't waste your time, or shrimp. Has no flavor! Very bland, threw most of it away. Will not make again.

 
Aug 23, 2003

I took this recipe, when we went camping w/ friends and everyone loved it!! I did add a carrot (shredded) & 1 1/2 teaspoons of Bayou Cajun Seafood seasoning! I did take the others advice and replaced the milk w/ sour cream. Because I was taking this on a camping trip and did not want it to dry out, I did put in 2 Tablespoons of milk! This was very flavorfull!! Oh, I did replace the 3 cups elbow macaroni with: 2 cups shell macaroni.

 
Jul 29, 2003

I made this dish for my coworkers and everyone raved over it. I decreased the milk and added sour cream for a thicker dressing and increased the cocktail sauce to give it even more flavor and color. It was a big hit!

 
Oct 22, 2006

I loved this recipe and made it for the first time for a group if friends. I was worried that 6 servings would not be enough so I doubled it. I had so much food I seriously thought about mixing it in the bathtub! The orginal recipe in my opinion will probably serve more like 10 or 12 people. But it is delicious.

 
Dec 29, 2008

At first when I tryed this recipe it was bland but of course I didn't let it marinate...so once it marinates its better but I swear the shrimp and crab meat needs to marinate alone with the seasonings then mix, before I try any recipe I read the reviews and I am only assuming the person with the lowest ratings should have let the seasoning all marinate together over night if the time allows.

 
Mar 24, 2003

This was good ,but next time I make it I will omit the milk & add more dill weed & cocktail sauce. thank you kkmb

 
Sep 10, 2009

My family LOVED this recipe. I took a suggestion from another review and used sour cream in place of the milk. I used the sour cream and chives. I also used extra cocktail sauce and Tabasco. I used red onion.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 621 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 278 mg
  • 93%
  • Fat
  • 35.7 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 893 mg
  • 36%

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

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