Monday, June 22, 2009

Shrimp Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

We've been getting lots and lots of greens from our CSA share, so we have been having lots and lots of salads lately. Most of them are, admittedly, pretty run of the mill salads... but I've finally come up with one that has been deemed "blog worthy" by my chief taste tester (Mr. ValleyWriter).

The best part is that it's really simple and really quick - perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Shrimp Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

3 strips bacon, cut into 1" pieces
1/3 c. white vinegar
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. mustard powder
1 Tbsp. olive oil
12 oz. raw shrimp, veins and shells removed
salt, pepper
5-6 cups mixed greens (I had a combination of red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and arugula)
1/2 c. feta cheese, crumbled

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar and mustard powder. Set aside.
In a frying pan, cook bacon pieces over low heat just until crispy.
Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add shrimp, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink (about 4-5 minutes).
When bacon is fully cooked, pour the vinegar mixture into the pan (do NOT drain the fat) and bring to a simmer. Cook just until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat.
Top lettuce with cooked shrimp. Sprinkle feta cheese over the top, then pour warm bacon dressing evenly over everything.


lk- Healthy Delicious said...

warm bacon vinaigrette? yes please!!!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Lovely. I'm curious to try your warm bacon vinaigrette. Sounds mighty tasty. I hope is treating you well and that you've been feeling fine.

Jenn said...

Bookmarked. Shrimp and Bacon in a dish is a winner in my book. Plus bacon in a vinaigrette. I'm sold!

Anonymous said...

looks yummy!

Nicole (dishin') said...

Looks awesome! Definitely blog worthy!