Shrimp and crab come together to make this DELICIOUS best seafood macaroni salad that's perfect a cookout summertime dish. It’s a versatile crowd-pleaser that will have your family scraping their plates and coming back for more.
While this recipe is pretty customizable and forgiving, I have some tips so that you can make the best macaroni salad possible.
Yes you can! However, this salad is best when it's freshly made. Sometimes when you make it in advance the pasta absorbs the dressy which in turn make it less creamy and sometimes even watery. So yes you can but you should make it the day you need it.
That doesn't mean that you can't prep all the ingredients. I always prep them and place them in separate containers. You can even make the macaroni in advance too.
Since this salad contains seafood and mayonnaise, it's best to serve keep the portions refrigerated. When you are ready to serve place it in a bowl over ice.
If you really need to store this seafood macaroni salad, Place it in a airtight container with tight fitted lid. It will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.