Late Summer Salad with Spicy Shrimps
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Serves: 2
This Summer Salad packed with baby lettuce, buttery avocado, green onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, couscous and spicy shrimps makes for perfect dinner - light enough not to know you down quickly, but spiced enough to awaken your a
  • - 500 gr ( about 1 lb) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • - 2 cups of baby lettuce (fresh baby spinach works too)
  • - 200 g of couscous
  • - 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • - 2 medium onion, chopped (1 for shrimps, 1 for salad)
  • - 2 green onions, chopped
  • - 1 medium avocado, pitted and diced
  • - 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • - 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • - 1 tablespoons lime juice (from ½ lime)
  • - sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Marinade Ingredients:
  • - 1 tablespoons lime juice (from ½ lime)
  • - 2 tablespoon soy sauce (low in sodium version)
  • - 1 tablespoon mustard
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  1. First things first, marinate the shrimps. Place them in a plastic box and start spicing them up with lime juice, soy sauce, mustard, sea salt, cayenne pepper and chili or chili flakes. Set aside (you could also try to cover the box and place it in the fridge for a few hours).
  2. Next in a small saucepan stir couscous into boiling water and return water to a boil. Cover and remove the saucepan from heat. Let it stand a couple of minutes and then stir it with a fork. Set aside to cool. The proportion is 1:1 (1 parts of water for 1 part of couscous).
  3. Then heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and add one chopped onion and marinated shrimps. Let them simmer, stirring occasionally, for maximum 10 minutes, until the shrimps turn deeply golden and crispy.
  4. While the shrimps are cooking, prepare the salad. Combine baby lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, green onions, onions and couscous in a bowl. Toss with olive oil and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Et Voila, ready to be served!
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