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Shrimp Salad Duo Elegante

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  Cooked shrimp 2 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Chopped pickled watermelon rind 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), 0.5 cup syrup reserved
  Lime juice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  French dressing mix 4 Teaspoon
  Strawberry flavored gelatin 6 Ounce
  Boiling water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Canned pear halves 29 Ounce, drained, 1.5 cup syrup reserved (1 Can)
  Sliced celery 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped pistachio nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  French mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)

Put shrimp into a large shallow dish and pour a mixture of the reserved syrup, lime juice, and French dressing mix over the shrimp; cover and marinate 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Drain, reserving marinade; set shrimp aside.
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in 1 cup of the marinade and the reserved pear syrup; chill until gelatin is slightly thickened.
Pour gelatin into a 2-quart ring mold to 1/4 inch depth; set remaining gelatin aside.
Cut three pear halves in half lengthwise, and arrange, rounded side down, in bottom of mold; chill until gelatin is just set, but not firm.
Meanwhile, cut remaining pears and 2 cups of the shrimp into small pieces; add to remaining gelatin with the watermelon rind and blend well.
Spoon mixture over layer in mold and chill until firm, about 3 hours.
Combine remaining shrimp (about 2 cups) with celery, nuts, and the French Mayonnaise; toss lightly to mix.
Unmold salad onto a chilled large serving plate and garnish mold with salad greens.
Spoon shrimp mixture into the center.

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Shrimp Salad Duo Elegante Recipe