I love this shrimp salad! Shrimp are soft and gelatinous – super easy to eat. Really delicious. 

I practically lived on this dish after my surgery as it is an excellent texture for a first puree food when the shrimp are ground a little finer into a spread.

This is also a great appetizer or party food when served with cucumber rounds; just leave the shrimp a little chunkier for texture.  My original version called for all mayo, but recent popularity in Greek yogurt has slimmed this down and improved on the original.

Maryland Shrimp Spread for Bariatric Eating


Maryland Shrimp Salad, Spread for bariatric eating


Maryland Shrimp Spread & Salad, for new and old post ops alike!
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp - or 1 pound raw cleaned shrimp sauteed in 1 teaspoon olive oil until just cooked through
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann's Reduced Fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Fage Greek yogurt
  • 3 scallions minced
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning - this is a brand of crab seasoning sold in most supermarkets
  • Chopped flat leaf parsley
  1. For salad, place whole shrimp in bowl. For spread, pulse shrimp in food processor until ground but still have some texture, then transfer to bowl.
  2. Place mayonnaise, yogurt, scallions and Old Bay in food processor and pulse until scallions are very finely minced. Scrape flavored mayonnaise into bowl with the shrimp and parsley, then fold to combine.
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5 thoughts on “Maryland Shrimp Salad, for new and old post ops alike!

  1. Bobrik says:

    She is 100% correct. I am 7 years post-RNY and it was so easy once I got past 6 weeks post-op. I exisecred daily, faithfully drank my water and followed the plan. I really had no choice. But as time wore on, my pouch could tolerate more (even though I still get dumping syndrome, thankfully). After about 3 years, I hit a plateau and began to gain. I became very conscious of what I was eating again and managed to lose 30 lbs in the past year and am back down to where my lowest was again! The tool makes it a little easier to diet than the normal person this many years out, but not the advantage it was when I was a newbie.My advice is to really avoid your trigger foods at all costs. Don’t look back at them. I won’t even LOOK at a certain ice cream at the store seriously!

  2. crystal says:

    I would like to see nutritional information as well. I had the surgery 10 years ago and lost over 80 pounds and at one time over 100 pounds. I hated the protein drinks. I know I don’t get enough protein. I am going to follow you and see if I can pick up some tips here. I would like to lose another 50 pounds. thank you.

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