Lemon Shrimp Salad with Honeysuckle Mayonaise

Recipe and Styling by Libbie Summers
Photography by Chia Chong
Recipe via Salted and Styled

We just upped the ante of a GOOD Shrimp Salad Sandwich by adding a smear of honeysuckle mayonnaise and making it a GREAT Shrimp Salad Sandwich. Double dare you to try it!! 


Shrimp Salad Sandwich with Honeysuckle Mayonnaise
serves 4

1/2 pound cooked shrimp, peeled, roughly chopped and chilled slightly
Zest and juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
2 heaping tablespoons honeysuckle mayonnaise or more depending on how wet you like your salad, (recipe to follow)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh arugula
8 slices toasted bread

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the shrimp, zest, juice, onion, parsley and mayonnaise. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve on toasted bread with arugula. Cheer wine optional. 

Honeysuckle Mayonnaise
1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
1/4 cup honeysuckle blossoms, roughly chopped

In a medium mixing bowl, add egg yolk, vinegar, lemon juice, dry mustard, cayenne pepper and salt. Whisk until well combined and bright yellow (1 minute). Whisking constantly, add 1/4 cup vegetable oil a few drops at a time (it’s important not to rush this step, the oil must be fully incorporated after each addition of drops). This step normally takes about 5 minutes. Still whisking constantly, gradually add remaining 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a slow steady stream until mayonnaise begins to lighten and thicken (usually 8 to 10 minutes). Stir in chopped honeysuckle blossoms. Mayonnaise will hold for 2 days when covered and refrigerated. 


Libbie’s Food Styling Props: (top image) Surface is an old bread board. Arugula in an old strainer I picked up in Montana, plates and bowls from Habersham Antiques Market, orange handled spoon is Guzzini, trivet under bread plate is a piece of birch wood. (middle image) shot on salvaged wood that I white washed, glass from Anthropologie, pate knife was a gift from a friend. (bottom image) Yellow gingham is a piece of fabric, cheer wine in the glass!