Husum Shrimp Salad (Husumer Krabbensalat)

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This shrimp salad is a refreshing and flavorful appetizer named after the German North Sea town of Husum. It’s a really basic recipe – just toss everything together and whip up the dressing. I would recommend adding a pinch of garlic salt to the dressing because it can be a little bland without it. The dressing can also be ladled over cold cooked salmon, crab, or lobster. You can make a light lunch out of this salad by putting about 3/4 cup of the salad on a bed of fresh greens.

Ingredients: 

Salad:

  • 1 pound shelled and deveined cooked shrimp
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped coarsely
  • 2 cups green peas, cooked and drained
  • 2 tbsp finely snipped fresh chives
  • 4 tbsp finely snipped fresh dill
  • 4 tbsp minced parsley

Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks ($1.26)
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Lightly toss all of the salad ingredients in a medium-size bowl.

Combine all dressing ingredients, pour half over the salad, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate the remaining dressing. Just before serving, toss the salad well, adding a little more dressing, if necessary. Also taste for salt and pepper and adjust as needed. Pass the extra dressing separately.

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