Galveston Shrimp Salad

Galveston Shrimp Salad

Galveston Shrimp Salad


Makes 6 to 8 servings


2 cups cooked and peeled medium shrimp
2 large, ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 cup diced celery
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
1/3 cup finely diced onion
2 tablespoons brown sugar, or more to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Juice of 2 limes
1 jalapeño pepper,* seeded and finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
Dash hot sauce
6 to 8 red leaf lettuce leaves

*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.


  1. Combine all ingredients except lettuce in large nonreactive bowl. Cover; refrigerate overnight. Remove and discard bay leaves. Stir salad. Serve on lettuce leaves.

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