Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seasonal Salad Switchup

This isn't the most seasonally appropriate dish. I think this meal would be perfect for the warmer weather. But when looking for a salad to prepare for my husband this week, I thought this sounded yummy. He loves fruit and I liked the idea of the different citrus elements of this salad. Even though this salad seems a little out of place in sea of fall recipes, it was still a treat to enjoy no matter what the weather was like outside.

Citrus-Shrimp Salad
Adapted from Cooking Light November 1996

  • 2 1/2 quarts water
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups sliced romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups pink grapefruit sections (about 4 large grapefruit)
  • 2 cups orange sections (about 5 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

Peel and devein shrimp; cook in a saute pan in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Salt and pepper the shrimp and add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne to the shrimp.

Combine salad dressing and next 7 ingredients (salad dressing through pepper) in a large bowl,

and stir well. Add shrimp, and stir.

Line a large platter with sliced lettuce. Spoon shrimp mixture into center of platter; arrange grapefruit sections and orange sections around salad. Sprinkle salad with chives and fresh ground black pepper.


Victor said...

Such a refreshing salad, I can even taste it in front of my computer. Thanks for sharing. I will consider making it myself.

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Jennifer said...

This sounds soooo refreshing!!I just came across your blog and love it! Im about an hour from New Orleans here on the MS Gulf Coast :)

teresa said...

oh i'll take a salad like this any time of the year, delicious!

Leanna said...

Love the grapefruit and orange sections paired with the shrimp. Yum!

Woody said...

I love salad!!!