Shirley's Shrimp Potato Salad
January 19, 2012
Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Salads, Potato Salad, Side Dishes, Shellfish, Shrimp, Vegetables, Celery, Potatoes, North American, Cooking For A Crowd, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kids Can Do It, Make-Ahead, One-Pot Meal, Baby Shower, Easter, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, July 4th, Labor Day, Ladies Luncheon, New Years, Picnic, Potluck, Summer, Wedding, Refrigerator, Stove Top, Make it from scratch more
"This is a cool and refreshing salad that my mom used to make a lot, and my family has enjoyed for years. I know you will too! It's great at cookouts, picnics, family gatherings, wedding and baby showers, or just at home for the family...From my family to yours, ENJOY!"
- Serving Size: 1 (161.8 g)
- Calories 319.8
- Total Fat - 20.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.4 g
- Cholesterol - 23.3 mg
- Sodium - 626.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 31.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
- Sugars - 10.6 g
- Protein - 4.8 g
- Calcium - 38.1 mg
- Iron - 2.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 8.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Rinse off potatoes to clean, and boil in salted water, until fork inserted goes in easily. Do not over-cook potatoes, or potato salad will be mushy. When potatoes are done drain right away, peel and let cool. Put in refrigerator to chill.
When chilled completely, cut them up into medium sized cubes and put in a large bowl. Put back into fridge to keep chilled.
Meanwhile, cut up celery, green pepper, carrots and olives into finely minced pieces. Add to potato mixture.
Open can of shrimp, and drain well. Rinse off shrimp in the can, and squeeze dry with can cover before removing from can.
Flake shrimp well between fingers and add to potato and veggie mixture. (If you just throw the shrimp into the mixture, the flavor doesn't get distributed throughout the salad, so this is an important step).
Mix mayonnaise into salad and add salt and pepper, to taste. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
When ready to serve, place potato salad on a few leaves of lettuce. Serve with cucumber wedges.
Variations: Try adding 1/2 of a large sweet onion, minced finely. Try adding 6 hard boiled eggs, mashed finely. Serve in a large cucumber, sliced lengthwise and seeds removed. Serve in a hollowed out fresh tomato. Serve in a hollowed out green bell pepper.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.