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Spicy and Sweet Shrimp Salad

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Opposites definitely attract with this quick and easy sweet and spicy sauce made with just two ingredients.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • ¼ cups Plus 2 Tablespoons Of Honey
  • ¼ cups Sriracha Sauce
  • FOR THE SHRIMP:
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 12 whole Peeled And Deveined Raw Shrimp
  • 3 dashes Garlic Powder
  • 3 dashes Ground Black Pepper
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 4 cups Chopped Romaine Lettuce
  • ¾ cups Cut Cucumbers (Cut Into Pieces That Are About 1/2 Inch Thick)
  • ¾ cups Chopped Celery
  • 3 Tablespoons Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • ½  Lime
  • 2 Tablespoons Pepita Seeds
  • ¼ cups Plus 2 Tablespoons Caesar Or Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Preparation

For the sauce:
In a small bowl add the honey and the Sriracha sauce. Mix together and set aside.

For the shrimp:
Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat and add the butter. When the butter starts to melt, add the shrimp, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and the spicy and sweet sauce. Stir all ingredients together so that the shrimp is evenly coated. Cook for about 2 more minutes or until shrimp is pink and done. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.

For the salad:
Add the lettuce onto a large platter or 2 single serving dishes. Top with the cucumber and celery. Next, top with half of the crumbled blue cheese, and the shrimp (reserve the sauce that’s left in the pan and set aside). Squeeze the juice of the lime onto the salad. Add the remaining crumbled blue cheese on top of the shrimp. Top with the pepita seeds, the remaining spicy and sweet sauce from the pan, and the Caesar or blue cheese dressing. Serve with garlic bread or rolls and butter.

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Dax Phillips on 7.9.2013

This sounds awesome. I can taste the honey and sriracha right now, and along with those shrimp and salad mixture, ummm! I’m going to have to throw this together this week. Great job!

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hiswife on 7.13.2013

Whoo! This was too hot for us, but so goooood! We’re going to dial back the sauce and probably not put the extra over the salad in the end. I think wimpy us might be able to finish it then. We were so sorry to not be able to because as I said, it was very tasty! We used sunflower seeds as those were easy to get. We will make this again!

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Laura in Yakima on 7.10.2013

Made this for dinner last night and it was delightful. Not to hot and not to sweet but refreshing. We used Cesar Salad Dressing. The only thing I didn’t add was the pepitas. Had it for lunch today and the shrimp were even good cold. I’m excited to make this for guests this Summer.

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