April 30, 2009

Shrimp, Bacon and Avocado Salad




Ingredients:
4 cooked strips of bacon, crumbled
1 lb steamed shrimp
2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Old Bay
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 shallot, minced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1/2 avocado, diced
juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

Directions:
Stir all ingredients together. Serve on a roll or bread.

My thoughts:
This salad, while simple to make, is one of the tastiest in my repertoire. I like to think of it as sort of a cross between a club sandwich and a classic shrimp salad. The creaminess of the avocado contrasts nicely with the shrimp and smoky bacon. A yummy change from the everyday.

17 comments:

  1. Bacon, avocado and shrimp? Yes, please! That looks really great. I adore Old Bay and I use it to flavor mayo for fish sandwiches.

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  2. Old Bay does not get used enough as a simple seasoning. Delicious!

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  3. yum looks delicious and what a simple recipe, thanks for posting!

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  4. OH yes! This is right up my alley.
    BTW, have you ever tried the triple seafood club at Gunning's??? I have yet to try it, but a friend goes nuts for it. Shrimp salad, crab cake, bacon, avocado...

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  5. This looks right up my alley! I love the addition of the avocado and bacon. Yum!

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  6. This looks delicious; I'm saving this recipe to make for lunch one day soon!

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  7. Yes to all three! I also appreciate the approachable and flavor-packed nature of this recipe.

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  8. This is nice and we love the Old Bay too. Lovely photo! best from Santa Barbara, s

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  9. Perfection!!!

    I'm giving it a starring role in my lunch line-up.

    Thanks,

    ~ Paula

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  10. Yum! What an amazing combo.

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  11. What a great idea on the Old Bay and the salad has my favorite things! Wonderful recipe!

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  12. A great dish for those warm days ahead when you don't want to spend all your time over the stove. And including bacon in anything is always a fine idea.

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  13. Love the salad...the combination of flavors sounds and looks fantastic!

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  14. I made this for dinner tonight... absolutely fantastic! I made shrimp for me, and substituted diced chicken breast for my boyfriend (he's not a shrimp fan). Both turned out fantastic.

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  15. For me, this is a no-brainer winner: YUM.

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