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Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....



Lately I've been doing grilled shrimp salads once or twice a week. I usually just use one of the various Marzetti dressings. I'm looking for something on the lighter side. Maybe some type of vinaigrette? I'm lost when it comes to making my own dressings.






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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


What other ingredients are you planning to include in the salad and what seasonings are you using on the shrimp?


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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


I think Sensation dressing is pretty much the Alpha dressing. Easy to make and really tasty.
Some people would say it's too punchy for something delicate like shrimp. I say not.

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsps lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, minced and mashed
2 tbsps white vinegar
salt and black pepper to taste
2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley
1 cup grated Romano cheese

Sometimes some minced black olives are a nice addition to this as well. Put all these ingredients in a jar and shake the bejesus out of it. Use what you need and the rest keeps in the fridge easily for a week.



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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


I like sensation dressing, but not with seafood so much.





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There is a dressing recipe in Paul Prudhommes original book that is magic with seafood. I don't have the book anymore so I can't remember it. It was in his heyday of Blackened this and that. It did a blackened redfish salad wonders.





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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


I mix mayo, plain yogurt, lemon juice, dill, Tony's & use it for shrimp salad. The mayo gives it a little sweetness, but you could use light mayo or adjust the proportions for your taste. Goes great if you also have fresh tomatoes & avocado pieces in the salad.


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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


Grilled chicken and caesar works well together. But even better is just a simple lime or lime vinaigrette. Proportion is 3:1 (For every three of oil, one of acid). Salt, pepper, a pinch of sugar. Red pepper flakes also nice. Put into container and shake it.





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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


This will probably get a big thumbs down from most people, but I sometimes use plain mayo to dress my shrimp salads.





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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


helmans, lemon juice and gahhlick go good on just about anything...





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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


Any dressing for shrimp salad that doesn't include horse radish is a complete failure.





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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


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This will probably get a big thumbs down from most people, but I sometimes use plain mayo to dress my shrimp


One of the best shrimp salads I've had were of shrimp leftover from a boil at Grand Isle. Nothing but iceberg lettuce, shrimp, a little cayenne, some finely chopped white onion, lemon juice and a bit of Hellman's, tossed together. It was surprisingly delicious. It wasn't heavy on the mayo.

I like Cousin's Creole Tomato Dressing tossed with the shrimp or a remoulaude or a Louis sauce, myself. Not a lot, but lightly tossed.






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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


I LOVE Creole Tomato dressing. I do use it for shrimp salad, too. I had Louis dressing for the first time ever this past week at Bistro Byronz and thought it was excellent. Has this dressing been around a long time? I'd never heard of it.

There's a salad dressing that comes with Wendy's Baja salad that I also really like. I don't use it on the Baja because I pour the chili on the salad. Then I save the dressing for other salads. I think it's called Red Jalapeno.






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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


Nothing beats a good remoulade sauce.





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I had Louis dressing for the first time ever this past week at Bistro Byronz and thought it was excellent.


As far as I know, it's a very old dressing. I remember eating crabmeat louis salads as a child. If you look in the recipe book on about page 13, you'll see a recipe from Neiman Marcus for an appetizer my Mom and I serve a lot during the warmer months. There's a good louis sauce in it.

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There's a salad dressing that comes with Wendy's Baja salad


I confess that the only time I've been in a Wendy's is to go to the bathroom at the one in Gonzales on the way to New Orleans. I don't think I've ever even had a square Wendy's burger. I've been through the drive thru some years ago with some kids, though. It's probably improved a lot since then. I had the chili once, but it had beans and I don't like beans in chili, so I ate around them. That was a gazillion years ago. You pour the chili on your salad?






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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


Here is a recipe I got last 4th July from Roahn2Reed. It was awesome!!!

3 tablespoons butter
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 tblsp sour cream
1/2 tsp cayenne

Heat butter over medium-high heat, then add the corn, lemon juice, salt and pepper, to taste, and the sugar, Stir together and allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and allow it to come to a hard boil. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add the corn mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer the puree to a medium-sized bowl and stir in the sour cream. (I like the consistency a little on the chunky side. Be meticulous with the blender and get it to your liking.)

Link from the thread






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Big arse shrimp?

Make mayonnaise with real eggs (the one with an orange yolk) and primo olive oil. There is no need to cut it with a bit of lemon or fine vinegar, if the olive oil is premium.

If they're small and tasty, get a vinagreta going.


Shallots
Garlic
Boiled Egg
Sweet Bell Pepper
Splash of Spanish Paprika
Fresh Parsley
Premium Olive Oil
Vinegar
Pinch of Salt




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only time I've been in a Wendy's is to go to the bathroom
i sat in one today at lunch without eating for 2.5 hours with a poster that i'd never met before...






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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


Yep, I put the chili on the salad. Sort of like a taco salad, I guess.

I don't eat anything at Wendy's anymore but the Baja salad. And I always get a 1/2 Baja salad. Not because I don't like their burgers, but because I have to try to make better food choices.






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re: Looking for a simple homemade dressing to go with grilled shrimp salad....


I've never heard of that salad. I'll have to look at it.

OG, was that today?






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OG, was that today?

yes, i met a new friend...






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