This Shrimp Salad is akin to Shrimp Remoulade. It’s dressed in a spicy-cool sauce with a sweet Cajun kick. The crispy bites of red peppers and the surprising ingredient of artichoke hearts make this salad extra special. Yep, artichoke hearts! It will be love at first bite, I’m sure!
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Oh, the flavors in this Shrimp Salad!
Let me try to describe it.
First of all, it’s served cold and has the undeniable ocean taste of freshly cooked shrimp, preferably Gulf, please! You can add cooked shrimp that is bought that way or use some leftovers like from this Easy Boiled Shrimp. If so, you may not have to season them.
Then, the shrimp are surrounded in a creamy dressing that has a familiar flavor of a spicy, sweet Remoulade Sauce, the Cajun kind. Next, you get the sweet crunch of red peppers and bites of something surprisingly different . . . artichoke hearts! Not too much though, just enough.
Even if you aren’t familiar with artichokes, you should give them a try. To me, they have a similar taste to asparagus, but not quite. I like the smack and texture they add to this salad.
It’s spicy, sweet, and has a bite of thick and creamy horseradish that takes the salad over the top. Mix it together, then pour over the cooked shrimp, sweet peppers, green onions, and artichoke hearts.
The last step is letting the flavors meld together as they cool in the refrigerator. It’s the perfect salad as an appetizer, entree, or party dish.