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One of my dearest college friends is from Tampa, Florida and whenever I would go to visit we would eat at Wright’s Gourmet House. Wright’s is a Tampa legend, they have some of the most awesome sammies and salads anywhere! One of my all time fav dishes is the Shrimp and Pasta Salad. I thought I would try and recreate this yummy tonight! Now mind you I have not eaten at Wright’s in at least 10 yrs so I am winging it!
Shrimp and Pasta Salad
1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined and roasted
1/2 lb penne pasta, cooked
1 small red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 eggs, hard boiled, rough chopped
1 stalk celery, sliced thin
1 tomato, diced
1/2 avocado, chopped
Toss shrimp with olive oil, sea salt & pepper; place on baking sheet. Place in 375 oven for 8 mins. Meanwhile cut, onion and pepper and place in bottom of bowl. Place hot roasted shrimp and pasta on top to slightly wilt/steam pepper and onion. Add egg and celery and a little dressing and chill. Just before serving add tomato and avocado.
again all my measurements are approximate
1/2 cup light mayo
1 T cider vinegar
2 T lemon juice
1 t Trader Joe’s 21 Salute (spice mix/seasoning salt)
1 t paprika
1 tsp celery salt
1 t garlic powder
Mix everything together and add to pasta.