Summer has arrived in full force in our South Western state making the requirement for "cool" food of the utmost importance. Last night's dinner is a prime example.
Large shrimp spiced with Cajun seasoning and pan fried quickly, topping a salad of mixed greens, sweet onion, crunchy jicama, cucumber and smooth creamy sweet mango cubes all dressed up with a honey chive mayo like dressing.
Another Best of Bridge recipe, it's one I'd never tried before and now I'm wondering just why not. If you're finding mangos to be a little scarce, the salad would be great with peaches or even pineapple. As for the dressing - I'm picturing it slathered on a grilled chicken sandwich or in a chicken salad. It would be superb, simply superb.
By the way, if you're worried about the uncooked egg yolk in the dressing, simply leave it out. It'll taste about the same, just lack a little richness.
Mango and Spicy Shrimp Salad Adapted from Best of Bridge Series Cookbooks – The Rest of the Best
Honey Chive Dressing:
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon liquid honey
1 garlic clove
Pinch of salt
1 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
In a blender or using an immersion blender, combine egg yolk, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, garlic and salt. Whiz until well mixed. With the motor running, gradually add oil until an emulsified and thick. Fold in chives and parsley. Refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour to blend flavors.
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 mangos, peeled and cut into cubes
Juice of 1 fresh lime
1 cup peeled and diced jicama
1/4 English cucumber, cut into strips
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
Mixed lettuce greens
Heat sauté pan over medium high heat. Coat cleaned shrimp with Cajun seasoning. Add oil to pan and when shimmering, add shrimp. Sauté until just cooked – approximately 2 to 3 minutes, turning half way through. Arrange lettuce in a bowl or on individual plates. Top with jicama, cucumber and onion. Toss mango with lime juice and arrange on salad greens. Top with shrimp and pass the Honey Chive dressing. Makes 4 servings. Download Mango and Spicy Shrimp Salad