Husum Shrimp Salad Husumer Krabbensalad 1

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Recipe: #40138

February 12, 2023

"shrimp salad is named after the German North Sea town of Husum. Light lunch Serve over shaved lettuce"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (536.5 g)
  • Calories 739
  • Total Fat - 39.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 1163.9 mg
  • Sodium - 2215.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.3 g
  • Sugars - 8.2 g
  • Protein - 62.4 g
  • Calcium - 385.5 mg
  • Iron - 7.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Lightly toss all of the salad ingredients in a medium-size bowl.

Step 2


Step 3

Combine all dressing ingredients, pour half over the salad, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Step 4

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Step 5

Cover and refrigerate the remaining dressing.

Step 6

Just before serving, toss the salad well, adding a little more dressing, if necessary.

Step 7

Also taste for salt and pepper and adjust as needed. Pass the extra dressing separately.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose shrimp with the shells removed to save time and effort.
  • Look for fresh herbs for the best flavor in the salad.

  • Substitute cooked quinoa for the cooked shrimp for a vegan option. This substitution provides a plant-based alternative to the traditional shrimp, making the dish vegan-friendly.
  • Substitute Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise for a lighter option. This substitution reduces the fat content of the dish, making it a healthier option.

Asian-Style Shrimp Salad Replace the mayonnaise with a mixture of equal parts peanut butter, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Replace the parsley, chives, and dill with 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Add 1/4 cup of diced scallions and 1/4 cup of chopped cashews to the salad. Omit the radishes and tomato. Serve over a bed of shredded cabbage.

German Potato Salad - This classic German side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Husum Shrimp Salad. It's light and flavorful, with a blend of mayonnaise, vinegar, and herbs. Plus, it's easy to make and can be served warm or cold.

Bavarian Pretzel Rolls: These soft, buttery rolls are a great way to add a bit of German flavor to your meal. They're delicious served warm with a bit of butter or cheese, and they pair perfectly with the German Potato Salad. Plus, they're easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or side dish.


Q: What type of lettuce should be used for this recipe?

A: Shaved lettuce should be used for this recipe, such as iceberg, romaine, or butter lettuce.

Q: What are some other ingredients that can be added to this recipe?

A: Other ingredients that can be added to this recipe include diced tomatoes, diced onions, shredded cheese, and diced bell peppers.

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Fun facts:

The recipe for Husum Shrimp Salad is named after the German North Sea town of Husum, which is the birthplace of the famous German poet Theodor Storm.

The recipe for Husum Shrimp Salad is also said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria, who was known to enjoy the dish during her visits to Germany.