Food

Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

Hot summer days call for refreshing, yet satisfying dinners. We have been in a salad mood at our house and trying to come up with new combinations. My husband made an amazing steak salad for lunch Sunday so I tried to top that with this creation.

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The savory roasted shrimp and crumbled feta balance out the sweetness of the fresh strawberries.

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I like the Olde Thompson Fish and Seafood Seasoning to give the shrimp plenty of flavor. You can find it at most grocery stores. I bought this at Target.

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Chopped shallots add flavor to the easy vinaigrette.

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Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper round out the vinaigrette.

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I use feta a lot. It is rich and creamy.

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This is a perfect dinner for a hot summer night. Cheers to August!

Recipe:

  • About 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil to coat shrimp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Greens (I used romaine)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta

 

  • Toss as much raw, peeled, and deveined shrimp as you like in olive oil and season. I used Olde Thompson Fish and Seafood Seasoning, available at Target.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette: Whisk together a tablespoon of chopped shallot, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, and a little salt and pepper.
  • Arrange greens on plates. Cover with sliced strawberries and crumbled feta.
  • When shrimp is cooked and cools for a minute, arrange it on the salad.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Food

Roasted Lemon Shrimp

I love roasted shrimp. It is an easy, yet elegant dinner.

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Of course, it is about 10 times easier when you can find peeled and deveined raw shrimp. Thank you, Lenten specials at our small town grocery store.

You can use the pre-cooked shrimp, but I think the shrimp turns out to be much more delicious when starting out raw.

These roast for less than 10 minutes and are juicy and delicious. They are perfect paired with some pasta or rice.

Happy Friday!

Recipe:

  • As much shrimp as you want
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss the shrimp in olive oil and arrange in a single layer on a sheet pan.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the shrimp and arrange a few slices on top of the shrimp for roasting.
  • Roast for 8 to 10 minutes until the shrimp is pink.