Saturday, April 20, 2019

Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad

If you’ve been hankering for some shrimp lately like I have been, this Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad might just be what your looking for. A light meal with pan-seared citrus shrimp, creamy avocado and crunchy pecans. Oh..and there’s a secret sauce 🤫 Serves 4

Do you have issues finding the perfectly ripe avocado. I sure do. Here’s a tip.....

If the stem comes off clean with green underneath, it’s ripe
If the stem comes off with brown underneath, it’s over ripe
If the stem doesn’t come off, it’s not ripe yet.

Secret Sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup fresh orange juice (2 oranges)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (3 lemons)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Pinch red pepper flakes
Pepper, to taste


In a small bowl combine all ingredients, taste to adjust seasonings, if needed. Pour into a saucepan and cook on low heat for 5-8 minutes, or until it reduced in half. Set aside to cool. 

Salad Ingredients: 
1 lb medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined 
1 tablespoon lemon flavored olive oil 
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper 
8 cups baby spinach or spring mix
Secret Sauce, add as desired 
1 avocado, sliced 
1 shallot, minced 
4 oz toasted sliced almonds 
Salt and pepper, to taste 


Prepare shrimp then add them to a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. In a skillet on medium heat add the lemon flavored olive oil, once heated sauté the shrimp until they are pink and opaque. Remove and place in the refrigerator to chill. 

In a serving bowl add the greens, avocado, shallot, almonds and the chilled shrimp. Pour in secret sauce and toss gently to coat the shrimp. Salt and pepper, to taste. Yum Yum!

How to toast your almonds:

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