Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shrimp Salad

Wouldn’t this be great to serve at a casual lunch on a spring day? Love Ina Garten – she’s fabulous.

Serves 6
2 1/2 pounds (16 to 20 count) shrimp (see note above)
1 tablespoon good olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup good mayonnaise
1 tablespoon orange zest (2 oranges)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice,
1 tablespoon good white wine vinegar
1/4 cup minced fresh dill
2 tablespoons capers, drained
2 tablespoons small-diced red onion

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Peel and devein the shrimp. Place them on a sheet pan with the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and toss together. Spread the shrimp in one layer and roast for 6 to 8 minutes, just until pink and firm and cooked through. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, make the sauce: In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. When the shrimp are cooled, add them to the sauce and toss. Add the dill, capers, and red onion and toss well. The flavors will improve if you allow the salad to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Otherwise, chill and serve at room temperature.
Courtesy of The Barefoot Contessa


Pug1 said...

sounds dee-lish! CHEERS! Michele

Jo said...

This would be perfect for a spring or summer luncheon! In fact it would be wonderful right now since I didn't have time to eat lunch today :)



sounds quite easy to prepare!
I love watching her on tv...
~Happy Spring 2U*