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grandmother's seafood salad

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Melanie B
Kennesaw, GA

My ex-husband's Grandmother made this every year for Thanksgiving and my MIL makes it at Christmas and now at Thanksgiving since her mother has passed. I asked her one time why this was on her holiday menu and she said that her mom made it every year growing up. They live in south Mississippi, so I guess it's appropriate. I love it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Moist, creamy and smooth this recipe is perfect. The light use of mayo is great... just enough to hold it together is all you need. This is lovely as a side dish, but would be great as a meal or an appetizer too!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grandmother's seafood salad

  • 1 lb
    small shell pasta ( i used 1/2 lb )
  • 2
    eggs hardboiled & chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery chopped
  • 1/4 c
    onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    dill pickle finely chopped
  • 1 can
    small shrimp, juices drained (or chop fresh boiled shrimp in half or thirds)
  • 1 can
    crab meat, juices drained
  • 1 can
    albacore tuna, juices drained
  • 1/2 c
  • salt and pepper

How To Make grandmother's seafood salad

  • 1
    Cook the noodles and cool.
  • 2
    Hard boil eggs and cool.
  • 3
    Add everything and mix gently.
  • 4
    Add mayo to moisten (maybe 1/2 cup). Salt and pepper to taste