Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Creamy Shrimp & Bacon Salad

I better just open this up with my internal dialog: “Ooo why buy just one can of shrimp when I can get four at Costco? Have I ever purchased canned shrimp before? No. Well ok why would I buy it now? Because dummy, you get four cans!” Makes sense right?

Please don’t insert logic here. You’ll crush my heart.

Ok, so I get strange tiny shrimp home. Now what? Um, hmm. I could donate it to the food bank. Or I could make salad with micro mini sized shrimp.

So salad it was. Tasty, salty, bacony, creamy salad. We had it on greens the first day and as a sandwich the next.

Creamy Shrimp & Bacon Salad
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This salad makes a nice change from typical brown bag lunch fair. When served as a sandwich, you might find yourself looking forward to lunch at your desk.


Sauce
1 cup mayo
1 tablespoon horseradish
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Salad
4 (4 ounce) cans East Point Tiny Shrimp (Found at Costco, but deli shrimp work too.)
3 boiled eggs, diced
5 slices cooked bacon, chopped
1/2 a red onion, minced
2 stalks celery, diced small
Salt as needed

1. In a bowl, mix the sauce ingredients together. Store in the refrigerator while prepping salad ingredients.

2. Toss the salad ingredients and sauce ingredients together in a large bowl. Taste for salt and add to taste if needed. Serve on bread as a sandwich or on top of mixed greens.

Recipe & photograph by Laura Flowers


7 comments:

ButterYum said...

Yummo! This is very similar to a dish I had while in England. It was the best thing I ate all week!

:)
ButterYum

~RED~ said...

Haha, i just posted a shrimp dip today..yours look way better :0

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Very creative use! This looks so good and may just be the quick lunch I needed for meal planning for out of town guests next week. Thanks for sharing! I'm adding your button to my links page. Have a great night. PS ~ Are you really in Alaska as per your last post?

Cooking on a Dime said...

I feel like I need to run right over to Costco and get some shrimp! They got me with canned turkey... still need to make some sandwiches out of it. :)

Nana Nonsense said...

Yum, how easy is that to keep handy when you need something quick! Thanks for checking out my blog!

Veronica said...

Laura, you are so funny! And I so get it. I do this kind of thing all the time. I scoff at people who blow money on their addictions (cigarettes, gambling, etc) but I don't hesitate to buy something from the supermarket that I don't need and probably won't use. At least you used your tiny shrimps. Thanks for your comment on my blogversary too--you are fast!

Sippity Sup said...

Fantastic salad, but you have discovered the very reason I am not allowed to set foot in Cost-Co ever again! GREG

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