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 )
  • 2
    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


  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

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About Grandmother's Seafood Salad

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

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