Mississippi Shrimp Salad

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Recipe: #37211

July 02, 2021

"In Mississippi they probably use hot sauce in this"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (288 g)
  • Calories 493.5
  • Total Fat - 18.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 530.9 mg
  • Sodium - 895.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 31.8 g
  • Calcium - 132.5 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook macaroni al dente

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Step 3

Add rest of ingredients

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Step 6

May need to add more mayonnaise as needed


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.

  • When selecting shrimp, make sure they are firm and have a sweet smell.
  • If you don't have lemon pepper, you can use black pepper instead.

  • Substitute the mayonnaise with plain Greek yogurt for a healthier option. This substitution will reduce the amount of fat and calories in the dish, while still providing a creamy texture.
  • Substitute the shrimp for cooked chicken for a different flavor. This substitution will change the flavor profile of the dish while still providing a protein source.

Tropical Shrimp Salad Replace the green bell pepper, green onions, and celery with 1 cup diced mango, 1/2 cup diced pineapple, and 1/2 cup diced red onion. Replace the mayonnaise with 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup coconut cream. Add 1 teaspoon lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin to the dressing.

: Southern-Style Cornbread

: Southern-Style Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to Mississippi Shrimp Salad. The sweetness of the cornbread is a great contrast to the mayonnaise-based salad. It also adds a nice crunch to the meal.

: Spicy Collard Greens

: Spicy collard greens are a delicious and flavorful accompaniment to Mississippi Shrimp Salad. The spicy flavor of the greens complements the mayonnaise-based salad perfectly, and provides a nice contrast of flavors. The greens also provide a nice crunch to the meal.


Q: How long should I cook the macaroni?

A: Cook the macaroni al dente, which usually takes around 8 to 10 minutes.

Q: What is the best way to season macaroni?

A: Macaroni can be seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices, such as garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, thyme, and parsley. You can also add salt and pepper to taste.

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Fun facts:

This recipe is a classic in the Southern United States, and is often served at barbecues and potlucks. It was made famous by the late country music singer and Mississippi native, Elvis Presley, who was said to love the dish.

The dish is believed to have originated in the late 1800s, when shrimp was a plentiful and inexpensive source of protein in the Gulf Coast region. It was also a popular dish among the Mississippi River boat captains, who would often serve it to their passengers.