Don’t forget to set your clock forward an hour on Saturday night before going to bed because at 2:00 AM, it will officially begin Daylight Saving Time. We will have more sunlight making our days longer and hopefully our weather will be warmer.
Most of us will want to be outdoors so if you are looking for a quick and easy meal to serve to your family during the week or perhaps even for Sunday Brunch, then this recipe for an easy, breezy Simple Shrimp Salad should fit the bill.
- 2 lb. package of raw frozen shrimp
- 2 tsp. of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. of fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 tsp. of Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 red onion diced
- few springs of fresh dill (optional)
- lettuce leaves
Allow the shrimp to thaw in the refrigerator overnight or according to package directions. You can either steam the shrimp in a Double Boiler or place them in a pan with 1/4 cup of water to cook until they are pink in color. Allow the shrimp to cool then remove the shells, and veins and cut into thirds.
Place the shrimp into a bowl, add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise or more if you like a creamier salad, add the Dijon Mustard, 1/4 cup diced Red onion and the juice from the lemon and lime as well as a few leaves from the Dill. Lightly stir to mix all the ingredients together then cover and place in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
To serve you can either scoop some of the Shrimp Salad onto individual lettuce leaves or onto toasted Italian bread slices garnished with Dill.
This simple Shrimp Salad is also perfect for a light lunch or as a quick and easy mid-week meal giving you more time to enjoy the longer days with your family and / or friends.