Servings: six to eight.
The original Waldorf salad was created at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in the late 1890s by Chef Oscar Tschirky. It was considered the height of sophistication and originally was nothing more than apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped nuts and grapes came later. My version features shrimp.
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My husband and I loved this combination of flavors! We were out of propane, so I searched for something to do with the shrimp I had thawed using minimal kitchen heat. I happened to have all of the ingredients on hand AND tarragon in the garden begging to do something wonderful. This recipe is reason to always have buttermilk, lemons, and chives on hand -- which was a happenstance last night. Better yet, I'll plant some chives!
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