Saucy Seafood Macaroni Salad

1
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 Saucy Seafood Macaroni Salad

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