Recipes and Stories

28 July 2018: Old-Fashioned Shrimp Salad

July 28, 2018

Tags: Classic Southern Cooking, Savannah Cooking, Lowcountry Cooking, Shrimp Salad, Shrimp, Old-Fashioned Shrimp Salad, Shrimp Salad Sandwiches, Summer Cooking

Old-Fashioned Shrimp Salad, here tucked into Parker House rolls and enjoyed with tea.

Before July slips completely away, here’s one last word on those old-fashioned chopped meat salads, specifically, one that’s quintessential to a Lowcountry summer: shrimp salad.

No one would argue that tomato sandwiches are the primary hallmark of summer for most of us. We eagerly anticipate that first really vine-ripened tomato so we can thickly slice it, tuck it into soft white bread slathered with mayonnaise, and relish it wearing an old shirt (or no shirt) while standing over the sink, because it’s going to drip all over us when we bite into it.

But here in the Lowcountry, the hallmark sandwich of summer is shrimp salad. (more…)