Saucy Seafood Macaroni Salad

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

I first tasted this macaroni salad at a picnic in 1978. I don't know where the recipe originated, but this is the version I have come up with. The addition of cocktail sauce is the perfect compliment to the surimi. On special occasions I use shrimp instead of the imitation crabmeat.

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Serves:
8-10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 box
macaroni or pasta shells (12 ounces), cooked al dente
6 oz
imitation crab, chopped (or 1/2 pound cooked shrimp)
3
large eggs, hard cooked, chopped
2
stalks celery, chopped
1/2 c
diced sweet onion
1/2 c
frozen peas, thawed
1 c
salad dressing (not mayo)
1/3 c
cocktail sauce
1/4 tsp
old bay seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, imitation crab (or shrimp), chopped eggs, celery, onion and peas.
2In a medium bowl, combine the salad dressing, cocktail sauce and old bay. Add to pasta mixture and toss gently to coat.
3Add salt and pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #pasta, #Imitation Crab