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Maryland Shrimp Salad

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Maryland Shrimp Salad is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or for scooping with a sleeve of saltines crackers right out of the bowl.

maryland shrimp salad in a collard green wrap vertical image

Shrimp salad is generally regarded as a Maryland staple second only to blue crab dishes. Any local worth their weight in salt (or Old Bay) will have a recipe ready and available. Maryland Shrimp Salad is rich, creamy, and thoroughly flavorful. It usually starts with Maryland Style Steamed Shrimp that are cooled before being tossed with mayo, celery, and Old Bay. Some folk use a little lemon juice others do not. The common factor in all however if, of course, Old Bay. You just cannot make Maryland shrimp salad without it.

Shrimp salad ingredients

maryland shrimp in a bowl

Cooked shrimp– You can use frozen cooked shrimp or make Maryland Style Steamed Shrimp.
Mayo– Choose a good flavorful mayo like Duke’s real mayo.
Old Bay
Celery
Red onion
Capers
Fresh dill
Lemon juices and zest
Black pepper

adding capers to a bowl with chopped shrimp

Capers add a nice brininess and the dill gives a herbiness. Combined with the crisp veggies, creamy mayo, and burst of freshness from the lemon this shrimp salad is a taste explosion.

Instructions

copped maryland steamed shrimp on a cutting bpard with diced veggies

Chop the shrimp and place them in a mixing bowl.

chopped shrimp with capers, dill, lemon zest, and red onion in a bowl

Add the celery, onion, capers, dill, Old Bay, lemon juice, and zest.

tossing shrimp salad ingredients

Mix in the mayo. Serve as desired.

How to serve shrimp salad

maryland shrimp salad in a bowl with a rubber spatula

You mostly find the salad served with saltine crackers or on a roll with lettuce and tomatoes. I like to serve it with extra dill and black pepper in a Soft Flour Tortilla or Collard Green Leaf as a wrap.

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maryland shrimp salad in a bowl with a rubber spatula
5 from 1 vote

Maryland Shrimp Salad

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Maryland Shrimp Salad is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or for scooping with a sleeve of saltines crackers right out of the bowl.
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cooked shrimp Maryland steamed shrimp
  • 1/2 c mayo
  • 1/4 c celery diced
  • 1/4 c red onion dice
  • 1 tbsp dill fresh
  • 1-2 tsp capers minced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp old bay
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the shrimp, old bay, and all the other ingredient except mayo and toss. Add the mayo and mix well. Sprinkle a little black pepper if desired. Serve over a salad, in a wrap, or with crackers.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 452mg | Sodium: 1716mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Iron: 3.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Keyword: cold, easy, no cook, salad, shrimp
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 563kcal
Author: Ty

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I am someone who LOVES shrimp salad! In fact I purchase it from a spot in Baltimore’s Northeast market every week! I decided to try this recipe since I had a day off and I must say THIS WAS AMAZING!!! I’ve never purchased capers or fresh dill, but I now see this is a necessity for a tasty shrimp salad. The recipe was super easy to follow and I appreciated the picture of the capers because I had no clue what they were.lol I can now make my own shrimp salad and it tastes just as good as my favorite spot….like, no exaggeration! DELICIOUS!

    1. Hey girl, I know exactly which stall in NW market you’re talking about lol. Used to be my favorite spot when I worked down there too. But I had to keep a recipe in my pocket for a rainy day. So glad you enjoyed it!!

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