I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Shrimp and Crab Appetizer

If seafood is your thing, you'll love this light shrimp and crab appetizer salad. And it couldn't be easier to prepare! Chop your veggies the day before, prepare the shrimp and store in the fridge. Then a few hours before serving mix everything together, garnish, cover and pop back in the fridge until serving time. Oh, and if you replace the shrimp with small ones this'll make a great sandwich filling!

1 cup white crabmeat (may use canned, just drain well)
30 - 36/45 size cooked, frozen and thawed shrimp (300 g bag)
44 - 70/90 size cooked, frozen and thawed shrimp (300 g bag)
4 tbsps finely chopped red bell pepper
4 tbsps finely chopped celery
8 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 tsp celery seed
black pepper to taste
4 tsps lemon juice
3 tbsps mayonnaise

Garnish with smoked paprika, lemon wedge, celery leaves and reserved shrimp

This recipe makes 9 small appetizer salads so start off by reserving 9 - 36/45 size shrimps leaving the tail on. Take the tails off the rest of the shrimp. Chop the red bell pepper, celery and green onion and drain the crab. (So far this can be prepped the day before, just keep the veggies in their own ziplock baggie). 

When ready to make, mix together in a bowl then stir in the lemon juice, celery seed and black pepper.
Gradually add the mayo just until the mixture clings together. Add a little more than 3 tbsps only if needed.

Use a medium sized ice cream scoop to portion out servings. Top with reserved tail-on shrimp, sprinkle paprika and add the lemon wedge and celery leaf.

You can cover each serving dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 or 5 hours.

Aren't they just so pretty?

Makes 9 starters
Adapted from: apriljharris.com

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