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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Shrimp and Snap-Pea Salad with Ginger Dressing

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces sugar snap peas, stem ends removed (and, if necessary, strings)
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined frozen medium shrimp, thawed
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 large head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), thinly sliced

Cook's Note

To trim snap peas, cut off stem end with a knife. Or, if the string is especially tough, snap off stem end with fingers, and pull string down the pod.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook snap peas until bright green, about 2 minutes. Reduce to a simmer, and add shrimp; cook until shrimp are opaque throughout, about 1 minute. Drain, and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Make dressing: In a blender, combine scallion whites, oil, lime juice, carrot, ginger, and cup water; blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, bell peppers, scallion greens, snap peas, and shrimp. Serve salad with dressing on the side or drizzled over the top.

Source
Everyday Food, May 2008

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Reviews (3)

  • mimthornton 18 Jul, 2012

    I was diappointed in this recipe. The salad had wonderful ingredients though it was bland. I thought the dressing would perk it up but the dressing was not very good. As someone else said, a cup of water is way too much. I added 3/4 c and that was way too much. It was watery and not very tasty. The dressing needs somthing to perk it up.

  • Susanink 19 Sep, 2010

    The salad is beautiful but the dressing turned out awful. Very watery. Was it really suppose to be a whole cup of water?

  • Amyred 21 May, 2008

    MMMMMMMMMMmmeeooowww. This is SOOO good. Took a bit longer than I thought, but I also had to put dishes in the dishwasher. I LOVE sugar snap peas, just never thought to put them with SHRIMP. I've emailed the recipe to a number of folks, too. Enjoy this one with some additional veggies and/or a simple dessert.