Shrimp & Crab Louis Salad

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Spring fever has hit my house. And I’m not talking about the strep throat that two out of three kids have contracted! I’m talking about that I-don’t-want-to-go-to-school-feeling, or in my case, I-don’t-want-to-cook-feeling! I found myself at the grocery store last week pondering what to do for dinner. I had NO DESIRE to cook. I just cleaned all the dishes and scrubbed the counters clean. I was looking for an easy dinner that didn’t include a preservative rich pre-packaged meal.

That’s when I found myself in front of the seafood counter and I saw that shrimp was on sale for $5.99/lb. I looked down and saw the imitation-crab was also on sale. I know, IMITATION crab… But, it really is tasty stuff! So it hit me, let’s eat healthy tonight with a classic, Shrimp & Crab Louis Salad!

I used the colossal shrimp that wasn’t cooked, but you could easily use ANY size shrimp, precooked or not. I always prefer cooking my own shrimp, because I think I add more flavor, even if I am just boiling the shrimp. For 1 lb of shrimp, I usually drop in a lemon, cut in half, bay leaf, garlic clove and pepper corns to the water and bring it all to a boil. Drop in the shrimp, and it’s done when pink, about 5 minutes.

Classic Louis Salad contains lettuce, hard-boiled egg and tomatoes with seafood and the delicious dressing. I added capers since it all goes well together. My hubby was pleasantly surprised to see the dinner before him.

“WOW! What made you want to make this??!!!”

I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was out of laziness!! It certainly looked, and tasted like I put a lot of work in the meal. Some secrets are best left unsaid!

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2 Responses to Shrimp & Crab Louis Salad

  1. Billy at #

    I enjoy to read your recipes especially this salad and i can only imagine how tasteful it is!

  2. Thank you! That's very kind.

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