2005-07-20 / Recipes

Recipe Notes by

Melodye Williams

Recipe Notes

Are you daydreaming of a getaway vacation to the beach? While you anticipate that wonderful atmosphere of saltwater and brisk air, try one of these recipes to bring a little taste of the coast to your house.

Shrimp Salad

½ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup minced onion

½ cup minced parsley

¼ cup minced cilantro

1 pound shrimp

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 stalk celery, minced

1 medium red bell pepper, minced

1 small onion, minced

1 boiled egg, diced

½ tsp. paprika

Lettuce leaves


Boil, peel and devein the shrimp; coarsely chop.

In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, onion, parsley and cilantro and mix well. Add the chopped shrimp, salt, pepper, celery, bell pepper, onion and egg and combine well. Refrigerate to chill.

Place each scoop of shrimp salad on a lettuce leaf and sprinkle the top with paprika. Serve with salty crackers.

Crab Stew


1 medium onion, chopped

2 cans evaporated milk

2 cans cream of celery soup

½-gallon milk



1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

Minced, cooked crabmeat, as desired (I use canned)

Sauté the onion in butter. Add the evaporated milk, soup, salt, pepper, seasoning and crabmeat. Stir in the ½-gallon of milk and simmer until thoroughly heated. Serve hot with crackers.

Pickled Shrimp

2 lbs. shrimp

1 TBSP dry mustard

1 TBSP red pepper

3 TBSP celery seed

1 TBSP salt

1 large onion, sliced


Peel, devein and wash the raw shrimp. Place the cleaned shrimp in a non-metal pot and add the remaining ingredients. Cover all the ingredients with vinegar and boil 10 minutes. Cool and refrigerate. Chill at least 48 hours before serving.

Zesty Shrimp Dip

1 pound shrimp

1 8-oz. block cream cheese, room temperature

1 small onion, chopped

½ cup mayonnaise

Juice of one lemon

Dash hot sauce

Dash Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper, to taste

½ tsp. paprika

1 small clove garlic, finely minced

Cook, peel and devein the shrimp. Place the cooked shrimp in a food processor and pulse until pureed. Add the remaining ingredients and process to blend well.

Serve with crackers.

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