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Simple Pleasures Made Simply Delicious: Shrimp and Crab Salad

Simple Pleasures Made Simply Delicious: Shrimp and Crab Salad

This recipe is all mine. I absolutely love shrimp salad, and
recently had the chance to enjoy a local restaurant, Catonsville Gourmet.
It has been on my restaurant list for quite some time since so many people have
repeatedly raved about it, and now I see why it is a local landmark. They have
a sandwich called the “Oceans 11” that is a crab cake and shrimp salad club
with smoked thick-cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. It is heavenly.

My visit to Catonsville Gourmet inspired me to create
my own shrimp salad, but I chose to add the twist of crabmeat to make it more
textured and dynamic.

For the first meal, I served this seafood salad on wraps,
with hearty leaves of spinach and a drizzle of horseradish mayo. The second
time, I served it for lunch, with thin rosemary crisps, pictured here.
1 lb. cooked shrimp, chopped in hearty chunks
1 cup fresh claw crabmeat, rough chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh dill
2 tbs. dill pickle relish
1 small onion, chopped finely
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
Old Bay seasoning, to taste

¼- ½ cup real mayonnaise

Combine shrimp, crab, dill, relish, onion, garlic, celery,
Dijon mustard, and black pepper. Stir to mix. Start with ¼ cup of mayo. Stir.
If you like a creamier seafood salad, add more mayo. Add Old Bay in small
increments, then taste and add more seasoning if desired. Remember, since you
can’t take away seasoning, adding judiciously is important; Old Bay is salty!

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