Grandmother's Seafood Salad

Melanie B


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.

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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


★★★★★ 8 votes

20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Grandmother's Seafood Salad


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

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About Grandmother's Seafood Salad

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #Seafood

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