Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
- 4 bacon strips, chopped
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach
- 3/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- Sprinkle shrimp with steak seasoning. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, thread shrimp. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add shallot; cook and stir over medium heat until tender, 1-2 minutes. Stir in next six ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
- In a large serving bowl, combine spinach and dressing; toss to coat. Layer with shrimp and pepper slices; top with cooked bacon and almonds.
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Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 212 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 739mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat.
Nov 18, 2019
It took me a little longer than the posted prep time because I made the Montreal Steak Seasoning and roasted the red peppers myself. It was a hit, and my dressing picky spouse thought the dressing was just right and not over-dressed (which is the usual complaint). Broiled the shrimp for 2 min each side and made as directed. Good, fresh and tasty!
Aug 29, 2019
Good shrimp salad.
Jan 5, 2019
You had me at shrimp! Then the hot bacon dressing. Yummers. And Keto friendly if you are on this diet.
Feb 13, 2018