Lump crab can be very expensive unless you know where to buy it! I buy mine in canned containers at Costco or Trader Joes. I pay an average of $7.99 for a 16 oz. can. Shrimp is another misunderstood ingredient as it can be sold for too much money at some stores. However, if you shop around a little you can get it for about $4 a pound. I usually buy raw, deveined, peeled shrimp but sometimes the shelled one costs less. It really is no big deal to peel and devein shrimp. It is kind of a pain but it is also a great way to make shrimp stock. Simply keep the shells!
This salad fed 6 of us so adjust your quantities accordingly. You will need:
1- 16 oz. can lump crab meat
1 pound peeled, deveined raw shrimp (if you really want to make this snappy go ahead and buy cooked shrimp)
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 Romaine lettuce heart, washed, dried and torn into bite size pieces
2 avocados, sliced
3 hard boiled eggs, quartered
1 tomato, sliced
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Thousand Island dressing or any other dressing of your choice
Place a bowl full of ice water in the sink. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp is pink. Drain shrimp and immediately place in the ice water to stop the cooking process.
Place the lettuce on a plate. Arrange the rest of the ingredients on the lettuce. Serve with dressing on the side. Enjoy!