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I am not sure where this recipe came from, but it is absolutely great for a meal starter.

Shrimp Salad

Ingredients,

3 cans, Canned small shrimp,

2 tablespoons Lemon

1/4 cup mustard

1/4 cup Vinegar

1/4 cup Olive oil, vegetable oil will do fine as well.

1/4 cup Celery

1/4 cup Onions

Salt and pepper to taste.

I really don't have measurements anymore .. I just make it / taste it until it is right.

Drain shrimp, and pat dry

Mix Oil, Lemon, and mustard, together "kind of whip together"

add in celery and onions and season to taste ... it should be tart, but also the mustard and oil should come through as well.

Once you have that done, gently fold in the shrimp. Let set in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day.

Served chilled as an appetizer with crackers, or in a bowl by itself.

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