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Fast & Easy Dinner: Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp

Fast & Easy Dinner: Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp


No matter how many times I've eaten it, I never tire of Caesar salad. As much as I love the classic chicken version, an updated variation is excitingly delicious. This recipe re-invents the salad by substituting shrimp for chicken and tortilla crisps for croutons. Tart lime juice freshens up the typical parmesan anchovy dressing. The final salad is cool, crunchy, and spicy. To experiment with this splendid salad

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Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp

Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp

Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp

Ingredients

4 corn tortillas (5-inch)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
4 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
1 large head romaine lettuce (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush both sides with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then break into pieces.
  3. Heat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with remaining teaspoon each oil and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Lay shrimp flat on a broiler pan, and cook until browned and opaque throughout, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, Parmesan, anchovies, and up to 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. To serve, toss lettuce with dressing. Divide among plates, and top each with shrimp and broken tortillas. Garnish with more Parmesan.

Serves 4

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labas15173611 labas15173611 2 years
I just adore Caesar salads, they always remind me vacations and your spicy accent seems to be more than different from which I have tasted! I will definitely try it out, maybe while eating I will close my eyes and will travel to the sunny place, near the sea for a few seconds? I thought, you might also want to try these Caesars' salads and see if they are really the best. http://www.howwii.com/best-caesars-salad Best wishes! Your recipe is wonderful! Thank You!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
Love the spicy touch!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
Love the spicy touch!
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 7 years
I'm with SmileyFace. I couldn't make it with the anchovies.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 7 years
My wine recommendation would be a California Chardonnay. Cheers,Angela
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 7 years
My wine recommendation would be a California Chardonnay. Cheers, Angela
soulight soulight 7 years
This does sound good, but it's just screaming high fat/calorie content. Boo maybe I'll just ignore those screams:-D
smileyface smileyface 7 years
That sounds yummy! I know that caesar dressing is made with anchovies, but I can't quite stomach making homemade dressing with them since I'm not a fish eater! But I would definitely use store bought or gourmet dressing to get the made at home feeling.
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