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.
The dressing is much like my Remoulade Sauce recipe.
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.Print
A spicy shrimp salad with artichoke hearts and sweet red pepper in a dressing that’s much like a Cajun remoulade sauce.
2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup red pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon green onions, sliced
7 ounces artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon thick and creamy horseradish
1 teaspoon Creole mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 teaspoon salt
Season shrimp with 2 teaspoons salt, garlic granules, and cayenne pepper then heat oil in a large pan, sautee shrimp for 5 minutes or until cooked through.
Add cooked shrimp to a large bowl.
Add red peppers, green onions, and artichoke hearts to shrimp.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a 2 cup measuring cup.
Pour dressing over shrimp and stir together, cover, and refrigerate to chill thoroughly then serve.
Substitute cooked shrimp for the raw shrimp and season with the same seasonings as above
Add more relish to adjust sweetness.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Salads
- Cuisine: Aerican
Keywords: shrimp salad, artichoke shrimp salad
See how easy it is! It makes a good light lunch, side salad, or dish on a table spread for a party, like these Easy Appetizer Charcuterie Boards.
Enjoy, and let’s keep in touch. You know how I love hearing from you!