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Twist on a Classic Recipe: Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

If you’ve ever ordered a Caesar Salad in a restaurant and been disappointed because of some aspect of the dressing, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Sometimes the dressing is too creamy, sometimes it’s too ìanchovyîÖsometimes there’s just too much of it, period. Instead of taking your frustration out on the salad itself, consider making your own from scratch and, while you’re at it, change up the ingredients and add some grilled shrimp instead of chicken. Caesar Salad is one of the best recipes to make at home because you know what’s going into it and how to cater to your own tasteóalthough we don’t think you’ll have to change too much of this recipe for it to taste just rightóand you’ll have made one of the best Caesar salads you’ve ever had!

Twist on a Classic Recipe: Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

(Serves 2)

Ingredients

Shrimp:

  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (10-12 shrimp)
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Salad:

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, roughly torn or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pasteurized egg substitute
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, very finely sliced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Croutons:

  • 4 pieces French bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325∫ F.
  2. Halve your garlic and rub cut sides on all sides of the bread slices.
  3. Cut your bread into 1/2-1-inch cubes and drizzle with olive oil, then add salt and pepper.
  4. Place bread cubes on baking tray in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
  5. In a pan, over medium heat, add olive oil and wait until hot before adding shrimp, crushed garlic cloves, lemon zest and salt and pepper. Cook until shrimp is opaque, 2-3 minutes per side. Take off heat, remove garlic cloves, drizzle with lemon juice and set aside.
  6. For the salad dressing, combine and mix all of the ìSaladî ingredients except the lettuce and parmesan. Add in the romaine and croutons and toss well. Add shrimp and, if needed, adjust seasoning.
  7. Garnish with Parmesan cheese on top.

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking

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