Creole Shrimp Salad Recipe

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35 mins (prep 25, cooking 10)
17 ingredients
4-8 servings
The perfect main dish for brunch, a salad for dinner, or an appetizer! This New Orleans-inspired salad will please everyone who loves shrimp served in a deliciously refined way. Incorporating the traditional 'Holy Trinity' of Cresent City cooking (with a modest, yet elegant modification), celery, Bell pepper and, in this recipe, shallots, you lay a foundation for a robust, yet delicate dish which is equally at home in a 5 star restaurant or a bayou cabin. You can buy the shrimp already peeled and de-veined, which will save you some prep time. But, at the very least, you want to boil the shrimp yourself because the addition of the crab boil will help put this salad over the taste-bud top. You can cut this recipe in exactly half - or double it - and your results will be identical: perfect and perfectly delicious! As the great Chef Austin Leslie would say: "When in doubt - serve this salad!"

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  • 2 lbs fresh shrimp (if you can get them really fresh, you have an even better shrimp salad to serve - flavor unmatched by frozen)
  • 1 tbs bell pepper, diced very fine
  • 1 c (about 2 stalks) fresh celery, diced fine (tip: before dicing, split the bottom of each stalk once or twice, so you cuts at the bottom will be about the size of the cuts at the top)
  • 1/2 c shallots, diced fine
  • 2 eggs, hardboiled, shelled and diced fine
  • 1/4 c fresh, italian parsley
  • 2 bags, zatarain's shrimp and crab boil (tip: 3-4 slices of lemon, a fresh bay leaf, a couple spashes of louisianna hot sauce, and 1 tsp of sea salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper with take the boil to a new level)
  • 8 roma tomatoes, peeled and sliced or 8 strips of roasted red pepper (tip: the tomatoes and pimento strips are for the presentation, not to be in the salad.)


Serving Size (1.19 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh shrimp, c, c, c, fresh