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Creamy Scandinavian Shrimp Salad (Variation on Skagen Salad)

Last Modified: 01/05/08
First Published: 06/07/07
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General Info
Servings: 4
Total Cost: $9.31
Cost Per Serving: $2.33
Total Calories: 1,243
Calories/Serving: 311
Shrimp * 1.00 Pound $7.00 432
Sour Cream 3/4 Cups 180.00 Grams $0.45 360
Mayonnaise, Generic 1/4 Cup 56.00 Grams $0.09 400
Onion, Red Diced 1/2 Cup 80.00 Grams $0.26 34
Parsley, Fresh, Chopped 1/2 Cup 75.00 Grams $1.25 0
Lemon, Whole * 60.00 Grams $0.22 12
Salt, Kosher 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.01 0
Black Pepper, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.13 Grams $0.02 5

I absolutely love shrimp salad! Unfortunately, I make it far too rarely and it's difficult to find in the US to order at restaurants or buy in a deli. However, it's very easy to make and is wonderful to serve on a piece of toast or in a baked potato, either as an appetizer or a light lunch.

In Sweden, the traditional shrimp salad is called skagen salad, I suppose it got its name from the Skagen area in Denmark where the waters between the North Sea and the straits of Denmark meet and where they supposedly catch a lot of seafood... The skagen salad traditionally has crab meat as well as shrimp and is flavored by a lot of fresh dill. Well, my supply of dill and crab meat was non-existent so I simply had to make do with what I had on hand, and the result turned out delicious!

4 servings:


2 cups of deveined, peeled and cooked shrimp.
3/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 peeled, chopped red onion
1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley (although dill would be optimal)
1/2 lemon
lemon pepper
If the shrimp are large, chop them into smaller bite-size pieces. Mix all ingredients, squeeze the lemon and season to taste. Preferably let sit in the fridge for an hour or longer before serving.