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Sep 30, 2013 08:26 PM

What to do with "salad" shimp?

A friend just unloaded about a pound and a half of those little bitty shrimp on me. They are already cooked. I guess I could toss them with pasta but they're really not very flavourful. Any ideas? Salads? Dips? I've never worked with these little buggers before. No dietary restrictions to consider.

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  1. I eat shrimp salad at least a couple times a week for lunch so I'd go that route. :)

    I make it with creme fraiche, a spoonful of mayo, fresh dill, s&P and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. My favorite summer way to eat it is over a sliced ripe avocado.

    1. We like to use them with a louie-type sauce for salads and sandwiches - pretty darn good.

      1. I add bay shrimp to salsa with cubes of avocado, cilantro, and diced dried pineapple. Serve with tortilla chips or spoon it on macaroni and cheese.
        - This is so very retro...we once made an appetizer of 8 oz. of cream cheese, topped with chili sauce and bay shrimp to eat with crackers... back in the day.

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        1. re: Cynsa

          Same here on the appetizer, but with spicy cocktail sauce. Retro or not, it's usually the first to go at parties.

          1. re: Cynsa

            My grandmother's signature shrimp dip-
            8oz cream cheese
            1/2c sour cream
            Salad shrimp
            Dash of worsteshire sauce

            Mix together, serve with small toast points (no crusts!) or triscuits original- just be careful not to fill up before dinner!

          2. Great ideas! I'm going to try them all.

            1. They'll work great in eggrolls, or perhaps make some shrimp potstickers.

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              1. re: Atomic76

                Great idea! I have three bags to use up.

                We do a copycat version of that lobster fondue Red Lobster used to serve. Completely trashy but pretty tasty.