Asian Cabbage Salad with Oregon Pink Shrimp

8 oz Oregon Pink Shrimp
1 package oriental ramen noodles
3 cups green cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced or slivered
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Dressing, recipe follows

Mix together the shrimp, noodles, cabbage, almonds, green onions, and sesame seeds. Right before serving, toss with the dressing and serve.

Ramen noodle seasoning packet, (oriental)
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp sesame oil
Mix well and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before use. Serves 4

Recipe courtesy of The Oregon Seafood Center, Astoria, OR,

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Newman's Shrimp Slaw

Great alternative to regular cole slaw.

1/2 lb shrimp meat, approx a cup, rinse under cold water, remove any shell pieces
1/2 head cabbage, red or green 
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup mayo
1 Tbs Johnny’s Salad Elegance, available locally
2 Tbs chopped onion, green or regular
2 tsp rice vinegar
Mix ingredients and serve. Can be made ahead to let the flavors blend. Great side dish but also wonderful as light main course.

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Light Pasta Salad with Smoked Albacore

¾ pound smoked Pacific Albacore
8 ounces dry rotini (corkscrew-shaped pasta, or pasta of choice)
½ cup julienned sweet red pepper
½ cup julienned blanched green beans
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1-1 ½ teaspoons grated lime peel
1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce
1-1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
½ teaspoon dried dill weed OR 1-1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh dill weed

Break smoked Albacore into small bite-size pieces; set aside. Cook pasta; drain and rinse with cold water. Combine all dressing ingredients; mix well. Toss together pasta, peppers, beans, onions, smoked Albacore, and dressing. If possible, allow salad to stand for several hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator to allow flavors to meld together. Serve cold.

Makes 4 servings.

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