Grilled Shrimp Salad + Chili Lime Dressing

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Grilled Shrimp Salad + Chili Lime Dressing

Serves 4  | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes

A phenomenal dish from the Alex Snodgrasss of the


For the chile lime dressing:
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp anchovy paste
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or ¼ cayenne pepper)
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

For the shrimp:
1.5 lb peeled and deveined shrimp 16/20
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the veggies:
1 red bell pepper halved lengthwise and seeds and core removed
1 zucchini sliced in half lengthwise
1/2 red onion cut into ½-inch rounds
2 large heads of romaine cut in half lengthwise
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp dried oregano

Chef Tips

If you don’t have anchovy paste, used anchovies and minced them. Or substitute fish sauce.


Step 1 (make the dressing)
Using an immersion blender or high powered blender, add all of your dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside. This keeps well in the fridge for up to 7 days in the fridge.

Step 2 (prepare the shrimp)
Pat dry the shrimp then add to a large bowl. Seasong with salt, pepper and oregano. Toss until well coated then set aside.

Step 3 (prep the veg)
Drizzle the bell pepper, zucchini and onion with 2 tbsp of the olive oil then season with the salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat. Next drizzle the romaine with the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil. Set aside.

Step 4 (begin the grill)
Heat grill over medium-high heat (350- 400 degrees F) and oil the grill grates (to do this, dip a wadded paper towel in a little oil and, using tongs, wipe the oil evenly over the grate. Be careful not to use too much oil, because that’s a surefire way to start a good flare-up.

Place the red bell pepper, zucchini and red onion on the grill, close the lid and cook for 4 minutes.
Open the grill, and flip the veggies. Next, add the shrimp and the romaine (cut side
down), close the lid and cook until grill marks appear on the first side of the shrimp, 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp and continue to cook until they are just cooked through and are no longer transparent, about 2 more minutes. The romaine only needs a char/grill marks on the one side, about 4 minutes. Remove the veggies and shrimp and set aside.

Step 5 (assemble the salad)
Next, dice the onion and red bell pepper then cut the zucchini into half moons. Place each half of the romaine onto its own plate. Evenly top each romaine half with the vegetables then top with the shrimp. Drizzle with the dressing then crumble the cheese over top. Top with the cilantro, serve and enjoy!