Seafood Macaroni Salad; Great for Sailing/Backpacking/Camping

I like to mix things up a bit when it comes to what I eat when I’m sailing. I don’t like to eat fish for every meal, though sometimes it is tempting. But when I come across a recipe like this one that you can take hiking, serve with some grilled chicken or snack on when you’re hungry.


  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 10 ounces)
  • 6 ounces peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained and flaked
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 hard-boiled large eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish or finely chopped sweet pickles
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

    Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until tender; drain and cool. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, shrimp, crabmeat, celery, onion and eggs; set aside. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, vinegar and paprika. Add to macaroni mixture; toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill. Yield: 8 servings.

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