cooking for your boyfriend

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Boyfriend Salad with Shrimp

This salad serves 2 hungry boyfriends in 20 minutes
It's also healthy and hearty!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails off
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ear of corn, silk and husk removed
  • 3 bell peppers of different color, seeded and chopped
  • 2 seedless cucumbers, peeled, cut in half long ways and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup basil, julienned

For the Dressing

  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  In a medium bowl mix together shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Evenly spread shrimp on baking sheet and cook in the oven for 6 minutes.  Set aside.

2.  Make the dressing:  In a measuring cup whisk together garlic, champagne vinegar, and mustard.  Continue to whisk and slowly add olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper. 

3.  Stand ear of corn in a large mixing bowl.  Using a sharp paring knife, slice downwards releasing the kernels.  Discard cob.  Add the rest of the ingredients (bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, basil, and shrimp).  Drizzle on the dressing and toss the salad.  Season with pepper.

4.  Present to your boyfriend.  There are 2 options.  1.  Evenly spread salad onto a dinner plate.  Sprinkle on some feta cheese.  2.  If your boyfriend is starving, let him eat the salad straight from the bowl.  



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