Monday, May 04, 2015

Shrimp and Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

I love this recipe. It's perfect for that summer picnic take-a-long or for a elegant luncheon with friends. The shrimp are tender and succulent, the asparagus is perfectly blanched to keep that slight crunch and the walnuts are the delicious added touch! The Vinaigrette has a wonderful light and citrus flavor with just a touch of dill that goes perfectly with the shrimp. It's made with Star Fine Foods White Wine Vinegar because I only use the best!  This is a keeper my friends! 

Shrimp and Asparagus Salad with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette 

Lemon Dill Vinaigrette 

1 tablespoons Star Fine Foods White Wine Vinegar 
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon Juice 
1 tablespoon minced shallot 
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of dill seed or use 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup Star Fine Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Place vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, shallot, dill, salt and pepper, and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth. With the blender on, slowly add the oil until emulsified.  Transfer the vinaigrette to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. 

Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

1 lb cooked large shrimp, peeled, cleaned and tails removed 
1  lb thin asparagus, trimmed and cut to 2 inch pieces
1 medium red onion, sliced 
2 cloves fresh garlic minced finely
1 cup walnuts, chopped and then lightly toasted in a skillet 
salt and pepper to taste 

Blanch asparagus in boiling water for about 1 minute then plunge in bowl of ice water to stop the cooking Process. Drain well.   Toast walnuts in a skillet over low heat for about 3 minutes making sure not to burn. Set aside.

In a large bowl add the chilled asparagus, sliced onions, shrimp, garlic and the toasted walnuts. Toss with chilled Lemon Dill Vinaigrette and season to taste if needed.  

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