Easy Crab and Shrimp Salad Recipe - How to Make a Tasty Shrimp & Crab Meat Salad

Easy Crab and Shrimp Salad Recipe - How to Make a Delicious Shrimp & Crab Salad
Easy Crab and Shrimp Salad. Doug DuCap
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings
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This simple recipe makes a seafood salad with a nice interplay of flavor and texture. The addition of softened panko crumbs extends it without altering the delicate seafood flavors.

Since this is a well mixed, mayo based salad, you can use one of the more economical grades of crabmeat in this recipe.

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What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoon panko crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 6-ounces cooked small or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6-ounces white flake crabmeat (picked over for bits of shell and cartilage)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped
  • sweet onion (or scallion)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Dash salt

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, pour the milk over the panko crumbs and stir well. Set aside.
  2. Chop the shrimp coarsely (you want big pieces) and combine with the softened panko, crabmeat, celery, onion, pickle, lemon, dill, black pepper, and cayenne.
  3. Add just enough mayo to moisten. Adjust salt and pepper. Serve over baby greens.

NOTE: For a delightfully different grilled cheese sandwich idea, try this Crab and Shrimp Salad Cheddar Melt Sandwich