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My Favorite Shrimp Salad

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Ingredients: – shrimp, tomatoes, radishes, scallions, cucumbers, pine nuts, cilantro, sweet red peppers. Dressing: – blood orange olive oil, grapefruit balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, caraway seeds, a little dried basil, pepper, black Hawaiian sea salt. If there is no time to mix a dressing, it is always best to use olive oil and nothing else. Horrible store-bought dressings can destroy any salad.

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10 thoughts on “My Favorite Shrimp Salad

  1. Sister on said:

    Looks amazing! I want to make it too, but without the peppers. What’s caraway seeds?

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  2. Pine nuts and caraway seeds can destroy any salad, or, indeed, any dish at all. The rest of this sounds wonderful!

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  3. But pine nuts taste like soap, at least to me. I love sweet peppers, of course.

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  4. Needs more shrimp.

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  5. Looks very colourful. You could use sweetcorn instead of pine nuts, or pomegranate.

    I agree with you about store bought salad dressing. Disgusting stuff and easily recognisable. I went to a restaurant once that tried to pass off ready made vinaigrette for fresh. When I objected the waiter went ‘to check with the chef’ and came back insisting it was not from a bottle. I said I simply didn’t believe him and we never went back.

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