Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shrimp Salad with Asian Lime Dressing


Strange as it may sound, I enjoy folding laundry. I try to think of it as relaxation time where I can plop myself down on the couch with my baskets of laundry, turn on the TV, put on a good show and...relax (yes, I know my hands are still working but folding laundry is so mindless to me, it's as if I'm not even doing it).

Yesterday was one of those days. Initially, I got stuck watching Isaac Mizrahi on QVC because 1) a cute top they were featuring caught my eye and 2) because I find I. M. to be such an adorable man. During a commercial break, I changed over to the Food Network and there was Ina Garten, one of my favorite Food Network chefs. She's so down to earth and seems like such a nice lady, plus her recipes are always no fuss, simple yet elegant. She was making grilled tuna rolls. Nuff said. Goodbye Isaac.

Ina's 
recipe for the rolls included a lime dressing, one that I adapted for today's lunch. Instead of rolls, I paired the dressing with a garden salad, leftover cocktail shrimp from Costco, hardboiled eggs, cherry tomatoes and avocado. It was a big hit with my kids who are both on Spring Break this week.

INGREDIENTS:

For the salad:
1 10 oz. bag of salad greens (your choice)
12 large cooked/cocktail shrimp
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, leave whole or sliced in half if you prefer
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced or chopped
1 avocado, chopped

For the dressing:
1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. sesame oil
Juice of 2 limes
2 tbsp. of soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. of lime zest
1/2 cup chopped red onion
Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

Assemble your salad then chill. While the salad is chilling, whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.




2 comments:

Merut said...

Please come to my house and fold our laundry. I promise we have enough to give you hours of relaxation. :-)

If I liked shrimp, I'd give this salad a try, but I don't. But I will say that I love your pictures and you have an adorable blog!

Veggie Girl said...

If you have the Food Network channel, we might have a deal on the laundry folding. ;)

Aww, too bad you don't like shrimp. I'm pretty sure this would taste good with some leftover grilled/broiled salmon or seared tuna (like how Ina Garten did it). Or omit all seafood and eat it as is. I'm sure it would still taste awesome. Mmm...nom nom nom.

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