Crab and Shrimp Louis

Crab and Shrimp Louis


"This California original of seafood atop fresh greens is defined, in part, by its creamy Thousand Island dressing. If you wish, you can use either all shrimp or all crab meat."


15 m servings 581 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 581 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 43.2 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 19g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 352 mg
  • 117%
  • Sodium:
  • 701 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  2. Evenly divide the lettuce, cucumbers, crab, shrimp, avocado, tomatoes and eggs between 4 salad plates.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, chili sauce, relish, salt and pepper. Spoon dressing over the salad and garnish with parsley and lemon.
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  1. 37 Ratings


For those looking for "true" Louie dressing, try Remoulade Sauce a la New Orleans. Be sure to read the comments.

I am from Northern CA, home of the dungeness crab. This recipe is right on! My mom always made her dressing with mayo, relish and ketchup. I will try the chili sauce. It should spice it up ...

Made with bottled thousand island dressing for the sake of quickness. Very good. Will make again!!

I am sure this is a good seafood salad --- but is not a "Louis" salad. Try using an authentic Louis dressing instead.

As a native Californian, I've never seen or heard of a 'true louie' dressing (not to say it doesn't exist). Every restaurant I've ordered this in has had thousand island and that's what I make ...

Very good! Did not have crab on hand, so used only shrimp. The Thousand Island dressing was excellent. I used to make it with ketchup and now that you have turned me on to using Chile Sauce (YUM...

Definitely five stars for the ingredients in the salad. Colorful and a nice blend of textures and flavors. I used chopped Romaine and Alaskan King Crab, and prepared this as a stacked salad. The...

Definitely chill the hard boiled eggs prior to serving on the salad.Because of personal preferences, I usedf Romaine lettuce and more crab and shrimp.Because of this I increased the measurements...

Delicious! Love the dressing. Scotty - thanks for sharing such a rockin recipe!