Cajun Red POTATO SALAD

Table of Contents: VEGETABLES & SALADS

 

Great make-ahead-of-time dish!  The flavors need time to blend in this recipe.  It is best made a day or 2 in advance or early on the day of serving.  It seems to improve with age, like me!  That is a definite LOL!

 

The recipe calls for Zatarain’s Seed-Type Crab Boil, not the powdered or liquid type of crab boil.  Since a whole mesh bag will be too much, these are a couple of suggestions:

1. Put the crab boil into a tea ball & screw the top on very tight.  Hang the tea ball from the side of the cooking pot.  Make sure it is completely in the water with the potatoes.

2. Open the crab boil mesh cooking bag and pour the contents into another container leaving 4 to 5 T. in the mesh bag.  Twist the neck of the mesh bag very tight and secure with a twist-tie.

3. If possible, boil the potatoes outside since the crab boil is very pungent!

 

3 lbs. medium-sized red potatoes, unpeeled

4 or 5 T. Zatarain’s Seed-Type Crab Boil

Salt

3 to 5 T. mayonnaise

3 or 4 large ribs celery, diced

1 large onion, diced

½ large sweet red pepper, diced

¼ tsp. garlic salt

5 T. dill relish

 

 

 

Place the unpeeled potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.  Salt the water and add the crab boil.  Be sure to tightly cover the pot because of the crab boil pungency.  Cook the potatoes until done; then discard the crab boil.  Allow the potatoes to cool enough to handle; then peel and dice.

 

Use a large bowl to mix the salad.  Add all remaining ingredients to the diced potatoes and mix very well.  Taste and add salt, as it is needed, beginning with ½ of a tsp. of salt.  It will probably need more salt.

 

Cover the salad and refrigerate until serving time.

 

This is a “crunchy” potato salad because of the amount of celery used.  I like the vegetables - celery, onions, & sweet red peppers – all added to the potatoes.  This dish is absolutely perfect to make if you have leftover potatoes from a Shrimp and Crab Cajun Boil or Low Country Boil.  It is “warmer” in taste than most potato salads, but not too hot.  The crab boil heat just adds extra flavor interest!

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