Wednesday, August 1, 2012

a new type of summer salad

Last night I decided to branch out with my cooking (it's been a goal for a while, yes) and make my own version of a summer "salad". 

Ingredients:  1 small red onion, 2 avocados, 1 lb. uncooked shrimp, 1 lime, 1/4 c. chopped cilantro, 1 grapefruit

Prep:  Chop your red onion and cilantro, and mix together. Cut up your grapefruit. I like to stand it so that the edges are on the top and bottom, and cut in quarters from the top. It makes it easier to cut out pieces without getting too much of the membrane, which you need to remove. Cut up your avocado into the same bite-sized chunks as your grapefruit. Mix grapefruit and avocado together in a bowl and set aside.

1. In a pan with a few tablespoons of olive oil, combine red onion and cilantro. Squeeze half of your lime into the pan, dropping the pieces in.

2. Add your uncooked shrimp. You probably could get away with putting cooked shrimp in, but it's about half the price to buy uncooked, and then the lime and cilantro flavors will be cooked into your shrimp. Cook thoroughly, until shrimp is a pink color (and not at all see-through).

Spoon avocado and grapefruit mixture onto a plate and top with the cooked shrimp mixture. Add a lime wedge and serve.

T actually said I should make this one again - something I strive for when I try to cook!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds so delicious. I love avocado and seafood in the summer.



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