Sweet Kate's Sweet Mustard Shrimp for Foodie Friday

It's FRIDAY and time for FOODIE FRIDAY hosted by
Michael's DESIGNS by GOLLUM!

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I gave a sneak peek of this recipe yesterday on my "Retro Luncheon" theme for Tablescape Thursdays (click to see.)
Kate (on her blog A Spoonful of Thyme) recently shared this recipe ~
it received raves here. Thank you Kate!!

It's a terrific appetizer, but I served it as a main course with a vintage recipe from the 50's ~ maybe your mother or grandmother made this as well? It's a simple pea, water chestnut, celery salad with a creamy dressing. It was the perfect meal on a hot day.

A perfect balance of sweet and tangy ~ the shrimp can be steamed or poached then marinated, or marinated then grilled.

Perfect party food too ~ If you like shrimp, I think you may love this recipe.

If you would like a printable copy of the recipe you can check out Kate's blog, or
click HERE to go to my recipe blog and see the minor changes I made to make it suitable to our dietary requirements.

Thank you again Kate! I'll think of you every time I prepare this. :)
I served Kate's Shrimp with "Good Old Pea Salad", a long-time standby when you need a quick salad, or side dish. If you would like a printable copy of the recipe, please click HERE.

Thank you for coming by today ~
please leave me a comment so I can come visit your blog!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends.


  1. Hi Mari,
    I will be checking this shrimp recipe out, I love shrimp. I visited earlier and after seeing your table a second time I once again oohhh'd and ahhh'ed. It is just charming. Thanks again

  2. Now, this looks really delicious! I'm definitely off to check the recipe.

  3. Mari, if it's not too much trouble, could you post what you dressed your pea, water chestnut and celery salad with? It looks yummy too!

  4. Sure Tammy! It's a really easy dressing; I never measure but I can give you the ingredients and approximate measurements.

    I'll be happy to get it up on my recipe blog ( a little later this evening.

    Thank you for your interest!

  5. Mari, I am so glad that you liked the shrimp recipe!! We love it. Using slivered onion makes for a nice presentation.

    I love your tablescape! Primary colors are fun. I do recall the pea salad. I think it is time to bring this recipe back!

  6. Yumm, that looks great! Love me some shrimp, and the green peas look good too!

  7. This looks great. I love shrimp but never thought of combining it with shrimp. I'll have to give it a try.
    - The Tablescaper

  8. FAB! I love your table, and the shrimp sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing this perfect summer recipe.

    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  9. It looks haeavenly--I've been waiting on it since yesterday! Thanks for the "printable" tip!

  10. Oh gorgeous!
    I could eat all of that right Mom used to make that same salad...thanks for the memories!

  11. Wow! That looks delicious. Mary I'd frame any one of those pictures.


  12. Looks wonderful.
    Great pics.

  13. Hi Mari, I'm back...I just wanted to tell you what an amazing job you are doing here! I looked at your gallery (foodgawk) and all of your work is fantastic! You might just inspire me to learn how to cook!! :)

  14. Everything looks delicious! That shrimp is calling my name.I will be waiting on that pea salad recipe also! I am so jealous of your pictures! They are truly beautiful.

  15. The shrimp sounds so good and the pea salad looks so refreshing. Thank for sharing.


  16. The shrimp sounds so good and the pea salad looks so refreshing. Thank for sharing.


  17. Thank you for taking the time to comment everyone!

    I've posted the recipe for the Pea Salad (I've edited the post ~ you can find the link just under the link to the shrimp recipe.)

    It's always such a pleasure to read what you have to say! Thank you for coming by. xo

  18. Hi Mari,
    This looks absolutely fantastic! Your setting is very beautiful, and your photographs are stunning!

    Congratulations on these amazing Tablescape Thurstday and Foodie Friday posts! Thank you for your kind words when you stopped by.

    Hope your weekend goes well!

    Bye for now,

  19. This sounds like a realy nice appitiser or lunch.Love the idea of the peasalad.

  20. It was so nice to see your comment today :) and thank you for the well-wishes!

    This looks like a wonderful recipe and I love the yellow and red plate combination - so cheery and pretty and right up my red alley.

  21. Both of these recipes sound yummy!
    Your table looks beautiful, too!

  22. Your table is so pretty, Mari. I love the bright, summery colors.

    This recipe caught my eye also when I read it on Kate's blog. And pairing it with pea salad is perfect. That's something I haven't made in awhile. Thanks for the reminder of how good it is.

  23. This sounds really good..will give it a try soon.

  24. The food, table, and photos are just divine. I bet this was a fabulous event!

  25. Beautiful table. I will definitely be checking on the shrimp. Thanks for sharing. We're sharing peanut butter ideas and Elvis stories at I hope you will come join us. Or, join us for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky will be ready for that on Tuesday.

  26. I just found your blog and boy am I blown away with your photos and dishes! I'm following you now!!! And I will be trying this shrimp dish! :D

  27. Oh yes, I do remember this colorful tablescape! I was drooling too.

  28. It's almost dinner time and it is really hot outside...these look so very good....and light...thanks!

  29. Hi, This is my first visit to your blog and I just love it. Your table is so cheerful & bright. Pretty little cabbage dishes, so sweet~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


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