May 19, 2010

Deviled Shrimp Pasta Salad



Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb freshly steamed, peeled shrimp
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 cup diced onion
8 oz cooked, small pasta

for the dressing:
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Old Bay
1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
salt
pepper

Directions:
Place the shrimp, celery, onion and pasta in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the mixture and stir to coat. Sprinkle with seasonings and fold to distribute evenly.



My thoughts:
Working from home, it is easy to fall into a lunch rut. It is time consuming to go somewhere just to pick up lunch (and expensive!) and I don't always have leftovers of any real substance to eat. I end up eating odds and ends of things and not really enjoying my lunch. Finally, I've started buying a little extra of whatever we are having for dinner to make something different with for lunch the next day. It doesn't always work but when we are having shrimp, I steam up some extra and make shrimp salad or even have shrimp cocktail. When I am feeling extra peckish, I made this salad. It is filling and the dressing really sets it apart from other shrimp salads.



8 comments:

  1. I work at home like you and share the same conundrum. I don't want to spend the time to actually fix up much. Some things are great left over for lunch but I don't like eating the same thing too many times in a row. I'm bored by most sandwiches but do find doing a Panini with some leftover meat and something creative with it is good and relatively little work. A good salad with some leftover sliced steak or chicken works. But often I end up with a boring lunch. I hope some folks offer some good suggestions!

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  2. This looks super yummy plus I think it would win me big points my hubby. Awesome!
    I work from home too. My go to solution for lunch is to make huge batches of soup, chili, or lasagna that I can freeze in individual containers. It's nice to have something different every day and it's so easy to heat and pair with a salad.

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  3. This looks super delish and I bet my hubby would love it too nice!
    I work from home too. My go to option for lunch is to make huge batches of soup or chili and freeze them in individual containers. It is so nice to have something different every day with the minimal effort of heating a bowl of soup and making a salad.

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  4. This looks really good. I love the idea of putting some Old Bay Seasoning in the dressing!

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  5. This look awesome! and simple. This would be a perfect new dish to add to the potluck rotation.

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  6. This was delicious, but SUPER SPICY! Next time I'll only use 1 tablespoon of the Old Bay.

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  7. I used two teaspoons of Old Bay, and I was happy with the results.

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  8. Tried this tonight, it was delicious!

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