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This is such a good salad, a crowd favorite.  
Every time we had Shrimp Louie as a lunch special we ran outShrimp Louie   of shrimp!!

You can make this with lump crabmeat or combine the shrimp and crab for a decadent treat.

The dressing makes this dish. Too many people think that 1000 Island dressing is what you use for Shrimp Louie. Nay, nay I say.   We made our own dressing from scratch.   Much more tasty than some bottled stuff.

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:30
Categories    : New Orleans/Cajun/Creole         Luncheon
                Main Dishes                      Salad Dressings
                Salads                           Sauces

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
   --------     ------------      --------------------------------
   5            cups          mayonnaise
   1            cup           bottled chili sauce
   1            cup           green onion -- finely chopped
   1            cup           bell pepper -- finely chopped
   3      tablespoons   lemon juice
   2      tablespoons   Worcestershire sauce
   1      teaspoon      Tabasco sauce
   1      teaspoon      salt
                        ripe avocado
                        cherry tomatoes
                        boiled eggs
                        crisp salad greens

1. Use the food processor to chop the green onion and bell pepper till finely chopped but not mushy.
2.  Place vegetables in a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk  thoroughly.
3.  Chill several hours or overnight.

To plate:   

Suggestion 1:  Mix shrimp or crab meat with  enough dressing to coat it thoroughly.
                            Place half a ripe avocado on a bed of crisp greens and fill with the dressed seafood.
                           Garnish the plate with boiled egg and cherry tomatoes and black olives.
                      This is a good way to serve it if your shrimp are small, or if you use the really tiny ones.

Suggestion 2:   Put two or three nice fresh lettuce leaves on your plate.  Mix jumbo shrimp with plenty
                            of dressing and pile on the lettuce leaf.    For the shrimp purist in all of us!

Serve extra dressing for those who might want a bit more.