Monday, July 21, 2008

Shrimp and Macaroni Salad

I must confess something. I have lied to you all. My sidebar may say I'm from DC, but it lies to you. I'm from Maryland. Pretty soon I will actually live in DC, but I think I will always consider myself a Marylander. Why? Is it because of my Terps? Yes, but not just that. The fact that I know that Jada Pinket Smith, David Hasselhoff and Edward Norton were from the Old Line State? Again, yes, but not exactly. Is it cuz I LOVE me some Old Bay...ya, that's gotta be it.

I LOVE Old Bay. I love it in crab soup and crabcakes, on spicy shrimp and even on chicken. Now I found that I like it in my shrimp and macaroni salad. I tried making this without the old bay and the lemon juice but something was just missing, it was flat. A sprinkle of old bay and some lemon juice later and the seafood really stands out, along with all the well-meshing flavors.

I am submitting this recipe to Eat Healthy:Protein Rich because of its 10grams of protein per serving.

Shrimp and Macaroni Salad
about 5 servings
2 cups macaroni
1/2 pound shrimp (cooked and peeled, then cut into large, bite sized pieces)
3 TBSP chopped onion
1/3 of a cucumber, chopped
1/3 to 1/2 cup mayo, to taste
1/4 cup chopped carrots
squirt of lemon juice
Old Bay seasoning to taste

Cook pasta according to package. Drain pasta and run under cool water until room temp. Combine all ingredients. Serve immediately or refrigerate before serving.


Sangeeth said...

great salad....

Pragyan said...

First time on your blog. Have fun in DC. :) I am from Virginia! Salad looks very refreshing!

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