I wanted something light and was craving a shrimp salad. Myrecipes.com came up with 3 different shrimp and peach salad combinations.
- Curried Peach and Shrimp Salad
- Grilled Shrimp Salad with Sweet Tea Vinaigrette
- Roasted Peach and Shrimp Salad
- 1 pound large shelled and deveined shrimp (24 to 32 per lb.)
- 2 cups chopped peaches
- 1 tablespoon minced red onion
- 1/2 serrano chile, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 package (4 oz.) plain or black pepper pappadums*
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 cup cilantro sprigs
- 1. Boil shrimp in salted water until just opaque, about 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl of ice water to cool. Drain shrimp and put in a large mixing bowl.
- 2. Add peaches, onion, chile, salt, and lime juice to shrimp.
- 3. Heat oil in a small frying pan until warm. Add spices and swirl to toast. Pour warm oil over shrimp mixture, gently stirring to combine.
- 4. Microwave 4 pappadums 1 at a time until puffed and crisp, about 50 seconds. Crack each into a few large pieces.
- 5. Arrange avocado on 4 dinner plates, top with shrimp mixture, and garnish plates with cilantro and pappadums.
- *Wafer-thin Indian bread; find in the Asian food aisle of well-stocked grocery stores.
Lacking the serrano chile, I just used red pepper flakes. Less salt because that seemed like a lot. And ground cumin and coriander instead of seeds (about half the stated amount). Extra lime juice because I love it. And no cilantro because I used it all up the night before in some chimichurri sauce. You see how this is going. But these really were not major changes.
Oh yes, and no pappadums because I didn't want to go to the store today, and couldn't recall even seeing them in the store before. Garlic naan would be tasty, I thought. But I didn't want to get involved in bread making and there was a petite baguette in the freezer, so garlic bread it was.
Served on a bed of lettuce. Delish.
Handy told me "this is great" about three times.
Next up, the classic peach pie. Unless I get crazy. Stay tuned.