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Combining spicy and cooling ingredients for a festive main dish shrimp salad served on bulgur and ringed by avocado relish. Formalize the presentation by molding the shrimp and rice (in a rice mold or 6-oz. ramekin), then ringing with avocado relish and pouring remaining chipotle dressing as outer ring. The Avocado Relish can be made ahead and refrigerated. The Chipotle dressing makes 3 cups and can be held in the top of a double boiler over simmering water for 2 hours. (Bulgur is a nutritious, versatile wheat product with a pleasant, nut-like flavor and an extended shelf-life that allows it to be stored for long periods; it can be substituted for converted rice, although it is more nutritious.) The Avocado Relish can be prepared while the bulgur is cooking, hence the low preparation time.
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CHIPOTLE SALAD DRESSING 3 CUPS
- 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 small shallots or 2 tablespoons white onions, diced
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup or 2 tablespoons agave nectar or 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 chipotle peppers (in adobo) or 3 chipotle chiles in adobo
- 1 cup olive oil (not extra-virgin)
SHRIMP BULGUR SALAD (use 1/4 cup chipotle salad dressing)
- 1 cup lb 2 medium or # 3 coarse bulgur wheat or 1 cup cracked farro
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 green pepper (4 rings and rest chopped)
- 12 ounces frozen salad shrimp (thawed) or 12 ounces canned shrimp
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1CHIPOTLE SALAD DRESSING:.
- 2Place the first 7 ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1 minute.
- 3With the blender running, slowly drizzle in oil and blend until emulsified.
- 4Reserve until needed, in top of double boiler over simmering water.
- 5SHRIMP BULGUR SALAD:.
- 6Combine bulgur and water; let stand until bulgur is soft--about 30 minutes. Drain and marinate in Chipotle salad dressing (or French or Catalina salad dressing). Chill.
- 7Cut 4 rings from green peppers; cut rings in half. Set aside 8 shrimp.
- 8Chop remaining green pepper and add to the chopped celery. Combine remaining shrimp, chopped green pepper and celery, cooked bulgur and shredded Cheddar cheese. Toss lightly.
- 9Pack into 4 rice molds or 6-oz ramekins, seal with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until serving.
- 10AVOCADO RELISH:.
- 11Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, and carefully fold together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
- 12Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.
- 13FOR SERVING:.
- 14Unmold each SHRIMP BULGUR RICE rice mold or ramekin onto salad plate.
- 15Spoon 1/4 of the AVOCADO RELISH in a circle around each rice mound.
- 16Pour CHIPOTLE SALAD DRESSING as outer circle.
- 17Top each mound of SHRIMP BULGUR RICE with 2 half-circles of green bell pepper and 2 reserved shrimp.
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Nutritional Facts for Shrimp Bulgur Salad With Avocado Relish and Chipotle Dressing
Serving Size: 1 (646 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 910.6
- Calories from Fat 715
- Total Fat 79.5 g
- Saturated Fat 12.5 g
- Cholesterol 184.9 mg
- Sodium 1463.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
- Sugars 3.3 g
- Protein 25.8 g
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white wine vinegar