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Easy Crab and Shrimp Salad Recipe - How to Make a Tasty Shrimp & Crab Meat Salad


Easy Crab and Shrimp Salad Recipe - How to Make a Delicious Shrimp & Crab Salad

Easy Crab and Shrimp Salad

Doug DuCap
This simple recipe makes a seafood salad with a nice interplay of flavor and texture. The addition of softened panko crumbs extends it without altering the delicate seafood flavors.

Since this is a well mixed, mayo based salad, you can use one of the more economical grades of crabmeat in this recipe.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 2 Tbsp panko crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 6 ounces cooked small or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 ounces white flake crabmeat (picked over for bits of shell and cartilage)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped sweet onion (or scallion)
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt


In a small bowl, pour the milk over the panko crumbs and stir well. Set aside.

Chop the shrimp coarsely (you want big pieces) and combine with the softened panko, crabmeat, celery, onion, pickle, lemon, dill, black pepper, and cayenne.

Add just enough mayo to moisten. Adjust salt and pepper. Serve over baby greens.

Makes 2-3 servings of Crab and Shrimp Salad

NOTE: For a delightfully different grilled cheese sandwich idea, try this Crab and Shrimp Salad Cheddar Melt Sandwich

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