Shrimp with Red Onions, Lemon and Mayonnaise

This is an old family recipe that only seems to get made for special occasions.  It sounds kind of gross, but it is one of the best tasting, and simple appetizers around.  Talking to my Mom, they got the recipe from a friend in California over 40 years ago.  We went to Blossom on Saturday to hear the Cleveland Orchestra and this is one of our favorite things to bring to Blossom.  We also made corn and avacado salad, and teriyaki marinated sirloin skewers with red peppers.  It was a great night.

lot’s of onions. that’s the best part.
like most things…tastes better with wine
enjoying the shrimp at blossom
it was a beautiful evening at Blossom
our other dates for the night…Sophie and her pals
the cleveland orchestra was great as always


Shrimp with Red Onions, Lemon and Mayonnaise

  • Peel and boil as many shrimp as you are going to use.
  • Chill completely
  • Thinly slice LOTS of red onions.  Add to chilled shrimp
  • Squeeze a fresh lemon or more and add to shrimp and onions.
  • Add mayonnaise to get to the consistency that you want.  Creamy, but not too much.
  • Add just a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Let chill for several hours, the flavor develops as it chills.


Fourth of July

We started Fourth of July going to Blossom the night before to see the Cleveland Orchestra.  We went with the Hiti’s, Larives and Purcell’s. We went early and got a nice space for everyone.  The concert was great except that Mother Nature interfered during the 1812 overture and scared us…and the fireworks  😦 away.

Blossom is one of my favorie places
lots of people
the girls
emily’s impressive color coordinated bracelet string
arcadia’s 4th of July morning parade. the party octobus.
spend all day on the beach at mom and dad’s with all the princics. fun day.
fireworks on the beach to end the day