Friday, March 23

Caesar Salad with Shrimp

The other night I whipped up a variation of Everyday Food Light's recipe for "Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp" - I had to MacGuyver it a bit, but it turned into a really interesting variation of a caesar salad - a good main-course salad - and unique because instead of croutons, this salad is served with crispy corn tortillas.

Caesar Salad with Shrimp (adapted from Everyday Food Light)
4 corn tortillas
2 tsp canola oil
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
1 lb large shrimp
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 tbsp anchovy paste
1-2 tbsp water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces

Preheat oven to 375degrees.  Brush both sides of each tortilla with oil (using 1 tsp of the oil), then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of the chili powder, salt & pepper. Bake for 5 minutes on each side; remove from oven and break into pieces.

While that's going on, make your dressing: combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, parmesan, anchovy paste and garlic in a small bowl.  Add water to get to the right consistency.  Season with salt and pepper.  Get the lettuce chopped and ready and get your shrimp on the go.

Toss the shrimp with the remaining chili powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.  Heat the last tsp of oil in a non-stick skillet and cook for about 4 minutes per side.

As the shrimp is cooking, toss the lettuce with some of the dressing and divide salad between serving plates.  Top with the cooked shrimp, parmesan and some more cracked pepper.

Something great happened yesterday!  I won a contest on A Running Tale and was presented with a big bag of all of Lindsey's favourites from her favourite store Trader Joe's.  Amazing amazing products and now I need to get my butt down to AZ STAT!!!  I can see why Lindsey is obsessed!!  Thanks!  Check out my score:

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  1. Looks delicious! I love shrimp, and replacing the typical chicken sounds like a great idea.

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