Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Buffalo Shrimp Salad

There are so many things that I miss about Virginia, one of those things being the wide variety of grocery stores.  When we moved to Ohio, the options were slim, but ok, and  in moving to Georgia they got even slimmer.  Fortunately, the south is home to a great grocery store chain called Publix, which we have really come to love.   Every week they send an ad through the local paper with a featured recipe.  In stores, they have a section by the entrance of the store with all the ingredients that you need to make that  featured recipe - awesome idea!  This week, the recipe was a Buffalo Shrimp Salad and something about it just looked and sounded so good to me.  This past week was a long one for me and  my weekend didn't really start until late Saturday afternoon.  I ran up to Publix and got in and out with everything I needed for that meal in about 10 minutes.  It was awesome - even if you don't have a Publix near you - the ingredients are things you can find anywhere.  I just need to share this recipe, because it was that good. Oh, and it barely took any time at all to put together - which is a big plus in my book!

Step One: Mix the dressing.  It is a combination of 1/2 cup Cesar salad dressing and a 1/4 cup each of wing sauce and orange blossom honey (not pictured).

Step Two: Chop up your mango and avocado.

Step Three: Preheat your oven to broil and cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Take the tails off of the shrimp, lay them out on the covered baking sheet, and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the buffalo seasoning over them.  Place the shrimp in the oven.  I broiled them on low at first and then finished off on high - they cook fast so watch them carefully! It took about 5 minutes for them to cook.

Step Four: Fill bowls with romaine and drizzle with dressing, then add the chopped mango and avocado.  Toss the cooked shrimp around in the seasoning to evenly coat, and place them on top of the salad. Drizzle with a bit more dressing, and serve. (The side item is a little dish of buffalo rice - last minute touch to make it a more filling meal.)

xo Bridget

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