Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Poached Shrimp Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Saturday morning I sat enjoying a cup of coffee while reading the Food section of the WSJ. Each week they showcase a chef and recipe. This week is was Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady's restaurants in Charleston, SC. The recipe featured was Butter-Braised Asparagus with Shrimp and Lemon Hollandaise Sauce. Since I love every ingredient in the recipe I knew it was a keeper, so I tore it out. I figured I'd get around to it later in the week.

Sunday I noticed that my local grocer that they had shrimp on sale. Since I needed a pound for my Monday client and I really didn't know what I was going to prepare for The Reg and my dinner, I got a pound for us . I decided that I would use the poaching liquid recipe from the WSJ recipe and make a salad with a bag of spring greens I had in the refrigerator.

I didn't have the four lemons the recipe called for, but the two I did have gave the poaching liquid plenty of citrus. I added the optional mustard and celery seeds which made for a well balanced flavor profile.

For the Creamy Lemon Dressing I used canola mayonnaise, lemon juice, water, salt and a pinch of oregano, basil, and lemon pepper. I didn't use specific amounts, just made it until it was the amount, consistency and flavor I wanted. It was delightful!

I piled the spring greens on a plate, added some sliced Easter Egg radishes and the shrimp and drizzled on the dressing. I added a couple of slices of feta crostini to complete the plate.



Yes, I will prepare the recipe the way Chef Brock meant for it to be prepared, but this made for a nice meal on a lazy Sunday evening!

9 comments:

  1. Lana, I think my son ate at that restaurant a few month's ago. He said it was delicious!
    The picture of your poached shrimp w/salad looks wonderful!

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    1. That's cool. One of these days I am going to get to Charlseton and enjoy the culture and food.

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  2. This is is such a refreshing salad Lana. I love shrimps but never tried them on a salad. Citrus does give a very unique flavor to everything!

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    1. They really were nice on the salad. And yes, the citrus gives them an entirely different flavor from traditional southern steamed shrimp.

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  3. Hi there, this is a really nice post about fish/seafood. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. This week it is about all things fishy and seafoody. Food on Friday

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  4. Thanks for the invite! Carole. I linked onto your Food on Friday. Also linked as a follower?

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    lovely space you have
    happy following you..;)
    do stop by mine sometime
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  6. Thanks Jay! I'll check out Tasty Appetite!

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