A cool main dish seafood salad for hot summer days using small salad shrimp and either imitation or real crabmeat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water and let cool. Peel eggs and reserve 1 egg for the garnish. Chop the remaining 4 eggs.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine macaroni, eggs, celery, onion, green pepper, shrimp and crab.

  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, dill, mint, salt, sugar, cocktail sauce and hot pepper sauce.

  • Pour the dressing mixture into the macaroni mixture and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle top with paprika and decorate with extra sliced egg. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

621 calories; protein 29.6g 59% DV; carbohydrates 44.9g 15% DV; fat 35.7g 55% DV; cholesterol 256.8mg 86% DV; sodium 893.4mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2007
This recipe is wonderful! I also make this with small seashell pasta and small salad shrimp. I recommend substituting sour cream for the milk as well. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2003
Don't waste your time or shrimp. Has no flavor! Very bland threw most of it away. Will not make again. Read More
(21)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2007
This recipe is wonderful! I also make this with small seashell pasta and small salad shrimp. I recommend substituting sour cream for the milk as well. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2003
I took this recipe when we went camping w/ friends and everyone loved it!! I did add a carrot (shredded) & 1 1/2 teaspoons of Bayou Cajun Seafood seasoning! I did take the others advice and replaced the milk w/ sour cream. Because I was taking this on a camping trip and did not want it to dry out I did put in 2 Tablespoons of milk! This was very flavorfull!! Oh I did replace the 3 cups elbow macaroni with: 2 cups shell macaroni. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
I made this dish for my coworkers and everyone raved over it. I decreased the milk and added sour cream for a thicker dressing and increased the cocktail sauce to give it even more flavor and color. It was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2003
Don't waste your time or shrimp. Has no flavor! Very bland threw most of it away. Will not make again. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
I loved this recipe and made it for the first time for a group if friends. I was worried that 6 servings would not be enough so I doubled it. I had so much food I seriously thought about mixing it in the bathtub! The orginal recipe in my opinion will probably serve more like 10 or 12 people. But it is delicious. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2008
At first when I tryed this recipe it was bland but of course I didn't let it marinate...so once it marinates its better but I swear the shrimp and crab meat needs to marinate alone with the seasonings then mix before I try any recipe I read the reviews and I am only assuming the person with the lowest ratings should have let the seasoning all marinate together over night if the time allows. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2003
This was good but next time I make it I will omit the milk & add more dill weed & cocktail sauce. thank you kkmb Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2009
My family LOVED this recipe. I took a suggestion from another review and used sour cream in place of the milk. I used the sour cream and chives. I also used extra cocktail sauce and Tabasco. I used red onion. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2006
This is the best macaroni salad Ive had yet! The mint the dill the onion...even the touch of sugar all blends together in your mouth! Wonderful! Read More
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