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    Shrimp Bulgur Salad With Avocado Relish and Chipotle Dressing

    Shrimp Bulgur Salad With Avocado Relish and Chipotle Dressing. Photo by mersaydees

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    5 mins

    30 mins

    KateL's Note:

    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

    SHRIMP BULGUR SALAD (use 1/4 cup chipotle salad dressing)

    AVOCADO RELISH

    Directions:

    1. 1
      CHIPOTLE SALAD DRESSING:.
    2. 2
      Place the first 7 ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1 minute.
    3. 3
      With the blender running, slowly drizzle in oil and blend until emulsified.
    4. 4
      Reserve until needed, in top of double boiler over simmering water.
    5. 5
      SHRIMP BULGUR SALAD:.
    6. 6
      Combine 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.
    7. 7
      Cut 4 rings from green peppers; cut rings in half. Set aside 8 shrimp.
    8. 8
      Chop 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.
    9. 9
      Pack into 4 rice molds or 6-oz ramekins, seal with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until serving.
    10. 10
      AVOCADO RELISH:.
    11. 11
      Place 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.
    12. 12
      Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.
    13. 13
      FOR SERVING:.
    14. 14
      Unmold each SHRIMP BULGUR RICE rice mold or ramekin onto salad plate.
    15. 15
      Spoon 1/4 of the AVOCADO RELISH in a circle around each rice mound.
    16. 16
      Pour CHIPOTLE SALAD DRESSING as outer circle.
    17. 17
      Top each mound of SHRIMP BULGUR RICE with 2 half-circles of green bell pepper and 2 reserved shrimp.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 08, 2009

      55

      I'm giving the end result 5 stars, but with reservations! I made this as directed, except that I do not own "rice molds"; I used jumbo-sized muffin tins (I measured first, and they are indeed 6 oz. per!); this alone might explain my pic! lol! I was doubtful about the 3 cups dressing given the ingredients for it; it came really close! Probably due to the emulsification factor (i.e., lots of air gets into the dressing). This is not a "quick" recipe! Start to finish I think it took me 3 hours! It will probably only take a "good" cook 2 hours! Tip: when placing the bulgur salad in the molds - pack it down! I think this will make it bond together better! Given the time this takes to make, this is a 5-star one-dish meal that is worth the effort! Thanks, KateL! Made for Hidden Gems tag game.

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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
    78%
    Total Fat 79.5 g
    122%
    Saturated Fat 12.5 g
    62%
    Cholesterol 184.9 mg
    61%
    Sodium 1463.5 mg
    60%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
    55%
    Sugars 3.3 g
    13%
    Protein 25.8 g
    51%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    white wine vinegar

    agave syrup

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