Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This quick and easy pasta salad recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party. Steaming the shrimp in beer makes them pretty tasty. The Old Bay adds tons of flavor too. The celery and onions add a bit of crunch to the salad. Very tasty!
shrimp, raw shrimp
fake beer or real beer, any kind for steaming shrimp.
Old Bay seasoning
FOR THE SALAD
elbow macaroni, cooked according to package.
stalks of celery, chopped
small onion, cut and diced
3 to 4
Old Bay, again more or less according to taste
1 to 1 1/2
mayonnaise, more or less depending on how creamy you want it
Steam Shrimp. If you have a rice steamer, great. If you have an insert for a pan, that will work. Put the beer in a pot in place of water. Add the steamer basket and fill with shrimp.
Pour in 1/2 cup of Old Bay seasoning. Cut up some onions and add. Cover with a lid. Place pot on stove top. Cook shrimp until pink (should be about 8 to 10 minutes on medium). When done, peel shrimp cut into two's.
Now for the salad. Add shrimp to cooled cooked pasta and remaining ingredients. Cool in the fridge.