Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shrimp Remoulade Salad

With Bev still in Florida, it is my opportunity to try out some dishes I know she’s not particularly fond of. While on our trip to NOLA in early September, we stopped at the Blowfly Inn, in Gulfport, Miss. for lunch and I had Cajun remoulade salad dressing and loved it. Later I got a Cajun remoulade recipe from Lea Ann at Mangos, Chili and Z  and made up a batch. It was so flavorful, Bev didn’t care for it, but I’ve been enjoying it, especially as a salad dressing. Lea Ann also sent me a recipe for Shrimp Remoulade and recently, Mary at Deep South Dish posted a similar recipe. Since I had the sauce from Lea Ann, the reminder post from Mary, the shrimp in the freezer, and the absence of the anti-Cajun remoulade person, it sounded like the perfect meal – especially since I could make a single serving meal.

I decided to cut my sauce with a little mayo and made it as I would any other salad topped with meat – add meat atop greens, top with dressing, and mix.  I only had the core of some lettuce and have always liked it sliced off in thin pieces.  Here it is before and after mixing.

Not great pictures but it was delicious and I’m glad I have more of everything.

For those of you who are nearer my age, you likely remember getting the Sears Christmas Wishbook in the mail and spending hours leafing through it and doing some serious wishing. Well my copy of Cabela’s Gifts Catelog just came and I had a remotely familiar feeling as I looked through the cooking hardware and camping sections, even though I no longer camp – what fun to look and wish.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Looks great! I feel the same way when my Williams Sonoma catalog arrives. Wishing I could still make a list for Santa!

  2. I love Shrimp Remoulade! LOVE it. It's been so long since I've made it. And yes, it's such a strong flavor, I don't doubt some people would shy away. Does Bev collect Polish pottery? I have similar bowls to these. That Sears catalog was huge! Growing up an only child on the farm, you can imagine how I loved getting that thing.

  3. I love remoulade sauce too Larry. I make two versions - one with mayonnaise and one without. While I like them both, most people prefer the one with the mayo. Sadly I didn't have any luck finding Lea Anne or Mary's version, but I saw a lot of great looking seafood recipes on both sites.

    The Williams Sonoma catalog is my dream book. I would love to have one of everything in it. LOL

  4. Yes, I remember the Sears and then JCPenny Christmas catalogs. Wishbook was an appropriate term!

  5. "the absence of the anti-Cajun remoulade person" - oh Larry you're in good form today LOL! I like it better with mayo myself - tis a tangy sauce!! Those sure are some purtay shrimp ya got there. ;)

    I used to make my list for Santa Claus from the Sears Wishbook! I don't seem to get that feeling from any other catalog though. :( Oh to be a kid again. I miss that!

  6. I remember them and I did the same thing. Never had remoulade so I will try it when my "other" has vacated the premises for dinner. She wouldn't care for it either.
    Cabela's is great but now I shop the LEM catalog or Butcher Packer catalog for my sausage and jerky supplies!!


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