Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How Tuesday - Making Marinaded Shrimp Salad

Marinated Shrimp Salad

This is a simple tasty recipe that is perfect when you want a light seafood meal.  The prep time is only about 15 minutes (and you can eat right away, but a chill in the fridge makes it better.) I seasoned it with Backyard Patch Seafood Seasoning which gives the dish a bright herbal flavor. I made the herbal vinegar myself, using lemon basil, lemon thyme and lemon verbena.  It has a great citrusy flavor that is perfect on seafood and fish.

This is what you will need:

      1 pound medium, uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

     3/4 cup lemon herbal vinegar

     1/2 cup lemon juice

     1/2 cup olive oil 

     1/4 cup honey

     2 -3 Tbls. Backyard Patch Seafood Seasoning, to taste

     2 medium onions, diced 

     steamer basket and cooking pan

     bowl and whisk

Place shrimp in steamer basket.  Place basket over 1 inch water in saucepan and bring to boil.  Cover and steam 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. 

In a large enough bowl to hold shrimp add herbal vinegar to bowl and lemon juice.  I always use fresh squeezed for seafood dishes.

Then add olive oil and honey.

Whisk until honey melts and everything is well blended.

Add the herbal seasonings.

Dice the onions.

Cool the cooked shrimp. I used frozen shrimp, so once it was cooked I did have to peel them and remove the tails.  So I cooled it in an ice water bath which made the shells easier to remove.

Stir in the onion and shrimp into the herbal dressing.  Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. 


Serve with a slotted spoon.  Serves 4 to 6, depending on if you use it as a main dish or a side salad.

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