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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Caesar Salad with Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Simple and delicious.  The perfect salad on it's own or as a lovely side salad to accompany grilled steak, fish or chicken.  Trust me, after a long day at work, this is an easy way to get dinner on the table with very little effort.

Caesar Salad with Spicy Grilled Shrimp
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
For the shrimp -
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
12 extra-large shrimp, pealed, deviened and tails removed
For the dressing -
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, finely minced
For the salad -
6-8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped or torn
croutons (store bought or homemade)
shredded or grated parmesan cheese

Directions:
Place the shrimp in a bowl or shallow dish.  Add olive oil, chili powder and cayenne pepper.  Toss to coat.  Cover and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

For the dressing - in a bowl or measuring cup, mix together all the ingredients until well combined.  Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.  (can be made up to three days in advance)

Preheat grill to 325 degrees F.  Place a skillet or pan made for the grill (or at least safe for the grill) directly over the fire.  Let the pan heat up just a minute or two and then add the shrimp.  Grill for 3 minutes, turn and grill another 2-3 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and cooked through.  Remove from grill.

To build the salad - add the lettuce to a plate or bowl, top with shrimp, croutons and parmesan cheese.  Drizzle on the dressing and serve immediately.  Enjoy!


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8 comments:

Big Dude said...

I love the idea of shrimp on a Caesar salad - looks delicious

Yenta Mary said...

This looks so good! I've been craving salad, as I've been baking cakes and cookies instead of eating properly, and this has confirmed that I need to get some Caesar salad into me soon!

Pam said...

This would be a big hit in my house - it looks great Jenn.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you used Crout-ons.

Angie's Recipes said...

I want this for the lunch! A gorgeous salad, Jenn.

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

I'm loving this recipe. Pinned. And that one hour marinade gives you a chance to change clothes and have a glass of wine. :)

StephenC said...

Somehow my Crout-ons line got caught up as an anonymous post. Who else do you know whose mine works that way?

Candace said...

I love caesar salad; but I've never tried it with shrimp. That looks delicious, Jenn!