Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Cookie
Shrimp Salad stuffed in mini croissants is one of the great appetizers to enjoy any time of the day. This recipe looks special, tastes creamy and delicious, and isn’t hard to assemble all the ingredients. Dare to try this yummy shrimp salad recipe.
There are many Shrimp Salad recipes that are so popular among the world due to their heartiness and satisfying taste. Shrimp lovers will appreciate this recipe as I really savour every second and every bite. This easy and decadent recipe is worth any time and effort. The result is mouthwatering and super-delicious. I guarantee you!
Well, who doesn’t like shrimp?
This is a rhetorical question for me, as I simply adore any shrimp recipe. From easy grilled shrimp to more complicated appetizers, or simple shrimp in pasta or soups. I simply adore cooking and eating them. My whole family adores serving shrimp any time of the day or season.
So, when it comes to new shrimp recipes I try to make and get convinced that they are really worth my time. This shrimp salad recipe is easy to make as I have bought the croissants and just stuffed them with some of my ingredients. It is a versatile recipe as you can easily substitute cucumber with celery or you can brighten it with red onion, and some lemon zest. It is optional, but I will describe my version and in case you find it really interesting I will be much delighted for a review.
What else to stuff shrimp salad in?
This shrimp salad recipe dates back to the 80s but I really find it very flamboyant and modern, even in our days. Definitely, you can stuff it into an avocado and you will have a low-calorie dish. But, trust me those soft, ultra-fresh and warm croissants are more than just ideal – they are the perfect match.
It is an easy recipe to make on a busy evening. Moreover, you can make the shrimp a day ahead and just assemble all the ingredients and stuff the croissants. This is the best trick and time-saving, that it can be easily done ahead and enjoyed today.
Fresh and crunchy cucumber nicely coated in a simple mayo dressing with some Sriracha drops and soft shrimp is just everything you want after a busy working day. Such a delight and a restaurant-like sandwich that you will simply enjoy and get happy. My husband adores eating more special meals, especially, when it comes to a dish made of shrimp or prawns.
So, let’s not keep the secret of this best shrimp salad recipe and discuss the simple ingredients and how to make it!
Are shrimp healthy?
Shrimp or prawns are healthy to eat and aside from proteins, they have several health benefits, as well. Eating shrimp moderately can accelerate heart and brain health as we know that seafood/shrimp is full of omega-3 fatty acids. Also, shrimp is full of antioxidants and improves weight loss and even cooked in butter and garlic, they aren’t too caloric. Many diet menus contain shrimp ingredients, maybe this is why I simply adore having them in my food diary.
Do you peel shrimp for this salad?
Yes, because I adore big shrimp and I devein them myself. Many people don’t know the deveining process, and this is why they avoid big shrimp but I will easily explain how to peel a shrimp. First, you will have to wash and remove the legs. Use a good cutting knife and finely cut the shrimp’s back to pinch the greyish line which is the digestive tract. Pull and easily peel the shell off. Easy and simple.
How to serve shrimp salad?
As the name of the recipe inspires, Shrimp salad is served cold. This is the advantage of this recipe that it can be easily done in advance. This is a cold shrimp salad, but truly hearty, colourful, creamy, and juicy that it will ideally complete as the main course. I adore serving these croissants stuffed with shrimp and some green leaves just as they are. Simple, delicious, and satisfying.
How to make shrimp salad?
Shrimp salad is a refreshing and delicious entree that can be easily and effortlessly be done. Just a few ingredients and you will serve a restaurant-like dish just perfect for an ordinary evening or for parties or potlucks.
- 1 pack of shrimp that usually contains 26-30 pieces. Shrimp can be peeled and deveined, or prawns with the shell. It is optional.
- 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
- 2 fresh cucumbers
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
- Some green leaves and parsley
If you are making this recipe at the time you will serve it then thaw the shrimp in cold running water. In case you have already bought the shrimp a day before, keep them in the fridge to thaw themselves.
Take a big bowl and bring water to boil. The water has to cover a little the shrimp, so it depends on how much you are going to prepare. Season the water and add the thawed shrimp to the boiling water and cook for no more than 5-7 minutes. The shrimp have to be bright pink.
Drain the water from the bowl and cover the shrimp with ice so they will preserve their soft and mild texture. Let them cool down for 10-15 minutes in the ice, and meanwhile, make the filling.
On a cutting board chop the cucumbers, parsley, and mix the mayo with Sriracha sauce. Add some paprika flakes and Old Bay seasoning for more flavour and taste.
Cut the shrimp and mix all the ingredients together. Take the croissants and cut halves. Stuff them with the shrimp filling and add some green leaves. Serve immediately.
Shrimp Salad Stuffed Croissants
- 1 pound shrimp
- 1 tbsp Old Bay
- 2 cucumbers
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
- green leaves
- Thaw shrimp in cold running water and set aside. Take a saucepan and bring water to the boil.
- Season the water and add the thawed shrimp to the boiling water and cook for no more than 5-7 minutes. The shrimp have to be bright pink.
- Drain the water from the bowl and cover the shrimp with ice so they will preserve their soft and mild texture. Let them cool down for 10-15 minutes in the ice, and meanwhile, make the filling.
- Take a cutting board chop the cucumbers, parsley, and mix the mayo with Sriracha sauce. Add some paprika flakes and Old Bay seasoning for more flavour and taste.
- Cut the shrimp and mix all the ingredients together. Take the croissants and cut halves. Stuff them with the shrimp filling and add some green leaves. Serve immediately.