Saturday Night Shrimp Salad

Top Review by labouchet

I am star rating this recipe as an entry in the Ready Set Cook 2 Contest. A great interpretation and combination using 5 required ingredients. Only change I made was pan searing the shrimp instead of oven cooking (tested this in August!). The vanilla-shrimp combination was a wonderful choice, putting this salad above the ordinary. This is a delightful and elegant seafood salad idea and I plan to serve it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss shrimp in the juice of half of the lemon, vanila and 1 tablespoon salad oil.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and roast in oven (for 5 to 7 minutes) until shrimp turns white, tossing occasionally.
  4. Remove shrimp from oven and cool to room temperature.
  5. Blanche carrots and beans in boiling salted water for 1 minute, strain and cool to room temperature.
  6. Tear or slice field greens in thin strips.
  7. Combine vinegar, juice of other half of the lemon and shallot.
  8. Let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  9. For vinaigrette, combine remaining salad oil and nut oil with vinegar/lemon juice mixture, mixing well in large mixing bowl.
  10. Toss lettuce with shrimp, vegetables, egg, herbs and half of well mixed vinaigrette.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts and serve.

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