Citrus Grilled Shrimp Salad

As June rolls around, the name of the game is easy cooking. In fact, the less, the better, so long as the results are fresh and mouthwatering. And since farmers’ markets and farmstands are bulging with their summer best, select your favorite mix and match favorites and toss together a great salad. Top it with citrusy grilled shrimp and pair it with a French baguette and you have a delicious lunch.

Shrimp and marinade:

20 extra large shelled and deveined shrimp with tails left on

2 cloves garlic, crushed

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 fresh lime, juiced

½ t salt

¼ t pepper

1/8 t crushed red pepper flakes

Whisk together marinade ingredients and toss with shrimp. Place in refrigerator for ½ hour.

Orange vinaigrette:

1 clove garlic

2 shallots, finely minced

1 T Dijon mustard

¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

½ t salt

1/8 t freshly ground pepper

1 t fresh thyme leaves

While shrimp is marinating, make orange vinaigrette salad dressing. Mash garlic in a small bowl. Add shallots and mustard. Whisk in orange juice and then slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and thyme leaves. Adjust for preferred acidity.

Grill shrimp on a hot grill for 2 minutes on each side or just until opaque. Use metal skewers if you think shrimp might slip through grate.

Salad ingredients:

Medium head of red radicchio

Segments from 2 oranges, pith and membranes removed

Small head of leafy green lettuce

16 red cherry or grape tomatoes

1 small red onion, cut into thin slices

Mix salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Toss with just enough orange vinaigrette to lightly coat greens. Divide among 4 salad plates. Top each with 5 shrimp. Serves 4 as a lunch entrée.

Photographer Bill Brady
Food Stylist Brian Preston Campbell
Recipe Provided by Phyllis Kirigin, aka sweetpaprika

About Bill Brady Food Photographer

I am an accomplished food and beverage photographer. Having managed to combine my 2 great passions food and photography into a career has been an absolute joy. I spend my time creating food images not only for a living but for my audience. It's a labor of love for me. Recently I have teamed up with a group of very talented people to launch an online Magazine called Heat Magazine. A magazine about all foods spicy. Enjoy
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10 Responses to Citrus Grilled Shrimp Salad

  1. Tes says:

    The pictures look beautiful. The salad seems healthy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. sippitysup says:

    You know it is getting to where I can recognize your beautiful photos on TasteSpotting! GREG

  3. shrimp says:

    This is what I love the most about shrimps, they’re not just delicious but also takes seconds to prepare. Really, you can actually whip up a decent meal within minutes! Grilling shrimps is like the easiest way to do it, grill it and toss it in greens and you have an instant salad shrimp! Yum! I also love sauteing shrimps and then add fetuccini, you then have an instant shrimp pasta recipe!

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  5. This is a great recipe, I made this for a couple of clients and they LOVED it… Thank you!

  6. Gus Kousoulas says:

    So I google grilled shrimp salad and the folks at google came up with you Bill.
    The salad was great. Hope all is well.

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