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- Lettuce - Romaine is my favorite lettuce to use in this recipe.
Note: Refer to the recipe card below for exact quantities.
Step One: Prepare the Dressing
There are several ways to prepare homemade salad dressings:
1). Use a bowl to whisk or stir the ingredients together.
2). Put all of your ingredients in a mason jar with a lid, then give it a little shake.
3). Use a stick blender to blend the salad dressing ingredients together. This is helpful if the dressing includes a garlic clove or anchovies.
4). Use an oil and vinegar dispenser with your favorite extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to drizzle on salads as needed.
Homemade salad dressings are easy to make if you keep some essential ingredients on hand. See our Top 10 Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes for the dressings we love the most.
Step Two: Prepare the Protein
To prepare the shrimp, start by blotting them with a paper towel to make sure they are dry. Next, season them with your favorite blackened seasoning. In a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat, sear the shrimp in oil for 4-6 minutes per side, or until they reach a safe internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Baste with butter to add more flavor.
Step Three: Prepare Ingredients
Cut or tear up lettuce into small portions. Wash all lettuce and produce thoroughly, then set it aside to drain in a colander. While lettuce is draining, dice all remaining ingredients into small salad-sized portions.
Step Four: Assemble and Serve
Assemble the salad in layers with lettuce on the bottom, followed by fresh diced vegetables, and any additional cheeses, croutons, nuts, and/or seeds.
Add a small amount of dressing and give it a good toss. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve immediately.
- Protein - Chicken or scallops would be a great substitute for shrimp.
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- Salad bowl
- Salad tongs
- Oil and vinegar dispensers
- Frying pan or cast iron skillet
- Meat thermometer
- Cutting board
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
This dish is not freezer friendly.
Buy pre-washed and ready-to-eat lettuce to save time.
Have leftover ingredients?
- Use up your extra salad dressing in another variation of this Caesar salad. Try this Blackened Scallop Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing.
Yes, shrimp is high in protein, low in calories, and full of nutrients, but be careful because it is also high in cholesterol.
Because many shrimp are farmed, you could unknowingly be eating harmful chemicals. Be sure to research shrimp products carefully before consuming them on a regular basis.
It may be an old wives tale that you shouldn't cut lettuce. Supposedly, the lettuce will brown a little quicker around the edges, but many people disagree that this is true.
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- 7 qty Jumbo shrimp
- ½ head Romaine lettuce
- ⅓ qty English cucumber
- Salt (or to taste)
- Pepper (or to taste)
- Cook shrimp
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Set aside.
- Wash lettuce and set it aside to drain in a colander.
- Wash remaining produce and cut into small salad sized portions.
- Assemble salad with all ingredients.
- Drizzle prepared dressing on top.
- Gently toss the salad and serve immediately.
Cook shellfish and fish to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F (62.8 °C)
- Wash hands and create a clean work area.
- Rinse fresh produce thoroughly.
- Do not use the same cutting board or utensils on cooked food or produce, that previously touched raw meat or seafood.
- Do not leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods.