These Recipes for Shrimp Salad Are Perfect for the Summertime!
August 31, 2021
When temperatures heat up, most of us don’t want the kitchen to do the same. Don’t sweat it! Instead, make wild-caught American shrimp your go-to ingredient. Not only are they healthy and packed with delicious flavor from the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean, but they also cook quickly, which means less kitchen duty. What better way to cool off than with a crisp summer shrimp salad?
For a shrimp salad, smaller shrimp are the way to go. These little guys — less than 61-70 size — are bite-sized and just as tasty as their bigger relatives. In fact, they are often more tender and sweeter to the taste.
Here’s another benefit to choosing smaller-sized shrimp: Because shrimp in the 70-90 and higher range typically aren’t marketed from outside the United States, you can be assured these shrimp are all-American! But of course, always be sure to read the labels to make sure you’re purchasing shrimp wild-caught in U.S. waters.
For one of our personal favorite takes, try making this recipe for tasty Summer Shrimp Salad!
SUMMER SHRIMP SALAD
1 pound cooked wild-caught American shrimp: peeled and deveined
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound fresh spinach
3 large oranges, peeled and cut into segments
1 medium red onion, sliced thin
Mix oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Set aside. On a large platter, make a bed of spinach, then layer with orange segments, onion rings, and shrimp. Pour the oil mixture over everything.
Yield: 4 servings.
Hungry for more? We’ve got you covered with a collection of some of our favorite video recipes.
This recipe, courtesy of Natasha’s Kitchen, brings all the summer flavors together with a cilantro dressing:
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