Thursday, April 24, 2014

Asian Shrimp Salad Bowl

As I continue my salad kick lately, I'm really excited to share this Asian Shrimp Salad Bowl with you. It's a flavor explosion with fresh ingredients and perfect as a one dish meal!

Asian Shrimp Salad Bowl - fresh ingredients with a homemade dressing infused with Asian flavors | Cooking on the Front Burner #asiansalad


One of my favorite ingredients in stir fry dishes is baby corn.  They are so tender and I thought why not serve them in a cold salad.  They don't need to be warm to enjoy... plus they are so cute!  I also decided to mix in asian style noodles with the napa (Chinese) cabbage.  It really added a new dimension to the dish.  Lots of texture going on that will please the palate!

Asian Shrimp Salad Bowl

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Serves 2 main course salads

Ingredients
    Salad
    • 2-3 cups chopped napa cabbage
    • 1 cup pre-shredded carrots
    • 2 green onions bias cut
    • 1/2 red pepper cut into match sticks
    • 4 oz. baby corn cut into 1/4" slices
    • 4 oz. pad thai noodles cooked according to directions (or thin spaghetti)
    • 20 large shrimp
    • black sesame seeds
    Dressing
    • 1 heaping tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons sweet Asian chile sauce
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 clove minced garlic
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    Instructions
    Salad
    1. Cook the noodles according to the directions and rinse well in cold water
    2. Sprinkle some black pepper on the shrimp then cook in a saute pan that has been heated to medium and sprayed with a bit of cooking spray. This should take about 3-4 minutes on each side - do not overcook.
    3. Let shrimp cool and then add all salad ingredients (including noodles) in a large bowl and mix
    4. Add dressing and toss gently
    5. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds if desired
    Dressing
    1. Add all ingredients except oil in a small food processor
    2. Drizzle oil slowly in processor while blade is running. (if you don't have a processor, use a blender)
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    Since I am on these salad kicks, what would you like to see next?   Maybe something Italian?  Let me know and I'll do my best to make something for you!

    Asian Shrimnp Salad Bowl | Cooking on the Front Burner #asiansalad #gingerdressing

    Love salads?  Look at this one - Asian Slaw with Chicken





    17 comments:

    1. I don't cook with shrimp nearly enough. This looks so good!

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    2. I'm loving this salad, Deb. I eat shrimp at least once a week and have used the little corn cobs in bean salads but it's never occurred to me to use it in others! I love this combination of flavours and your photography is just so perfect!
      Thanks so much for your visit tonight. :)

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    3. Deb, your photos are amazing and this dish looks delish! My daughter and her family are coming to visit for the weekend. She is gluten free---this looks like the perfect dish. I do love Asian salads. Great post.

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    4. This looks delicious, Deb! I love the addition of the pad thai noodles. Yum!

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    5. Deb, I am so behind on visits this week! This salad looks amazing and I love getting more recipes with shrimp! Thank you so much for sharing and pinned! Have a happy Friday!

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    6. Deb, this looks PHENOMENAL! I love shrimp but hardly ever use it in salad. I bet it is so good in this salad. Perfect for spring!

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    7. Looks fantastic! Especially the salad dressing.

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    8. Deb, back again! :) Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful salad at Best of the Weekend - pinning again! Have a happy Sunday!

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    9. This salad looks amazing with the napa cabbage, noodles, and shrimp! I love all of the flavors going on in here, Deb! Pinning. :)

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    10. I could eat like this every day... darn kids. Thanks for bringing such a flavorful and healthy dish by foodie friday.

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    11. I order something similar for lunch at a restaurant near my office. I definitely need to try this recipe at home! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Deb!

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    12. Making this for Cara and Tim and us tonight! Welcome home with baby dinner :)

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    13. This is the perfect spring salad Deb! I love how fresh and colorful everything is and it looks delicious! Pinning :)

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    14. Thanks so much for linking this up on the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link party tonight, Deb! I'm featuring it on my Facebook page :)
      ang

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    15. This looks amazing and sounds just as delicious as it looks! Pinned and stumbled! :)

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    16. Looks like the perfect light, fresh lunch salad....and a little something different! Great recipe, Deb!

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    17. Mmm Deb, this looks like a fresh, light, and tasty salad. I love it!

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