I guess I should start out with yet another apology for being such a lazy blogger and well also a lazy cooker. I guess I needed a little break, but thats really no excuse, so I'm very sorry for anyone who looks forward to new recipes on this blog. Lucky for you I'm about to post A LOT, so try to keep up my friends, there's tons of good food to come.
This salad is a awesome refreshing summer meal. I often feel like when I make my own salads they aren't hearty enough for a meal, but this one really was, especially for a hot summer night. It was very simple and we were able to use fresh greens from the garden, which is always great. I did not follow the recipe for cooking the shrimp. I felt like it would be more flavorful if I sautéed the shrimp with garlic and S&P and I was right, the shrimp was awesome, and all in all this was a really delicious light summer meal. You can cook the shrimp however you like. I could see this being a great side salad also, with or without the shrimp, to a larger meal. Alright friends...onto the recipe.
Shrimp and Snap Pea Salad with Ginger Dressing
12 oz sugar snap peas, stem ends and any strings removed
1 lb shrimp, medium, peeled and deveined
4 scallions, trimmed, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
1/4 cup vegetable oil, such as safflower (or olive)
3 T fresh lime juice
1 carrot, coarsely chopped
1 T chopped peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup water
1 large head Boston lettuce
2 red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil; add salt. Cook snap peas until bright green, about 2 min, then reduce to simmer and add shrimp. Cook until shrimp is opaque and peas are crisp-tender, about 1 min. Drain and rinse under cold water.
In a blender, combine white parts of scallions, oil, lime juice, carrot, ginger, and water; process until smooth, about 2 min. Season with S&P.
Toss lettuce, peppers, green parts of scallion, snap peas and shrimp with dressing in a large bowl.
Serves 4 as a main course.
I also sauteed the peas with the shrimp after they were cooked through.
Logan Rating: ***