In the world of food there are many threads of similarity between one category of cooking and another. For example, in making creamed dishes the general rule is to use two cups of cooked solids such as meat, fish, poultry, or whatever to one cup of cream sauce. The same rule applies to the various mayonnaise salads. For each two cups of food such as cubed shrimp, crab, chicken, or whatever, use one cup of mayonnaise. A typical mayonnaise-salad recipe follows.
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