Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shrimp is just so easy

We eat a lot of shrimp. Mostly because it cooks so quickly and is such a pretty color. It makes bright meals very easy and after a cold winter day who doesn't like something bright? Shrimp in salad is one of my favorite summer meals, but this shrimp is a little bit heavier so it works for a bright winter meal too. I topped this salad off with a homemade orange pomegranate dressing - basically just orange and pomegranate juice whisked with a little oil, salt, and pepper.

Spinach Salad with Lemon Pepper Shrimp
1/4 lb fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon pepper
Baby spinach
sliced red onion
1 can mandarin oranges.

1) Preheat oven to 450. Toss shrimp with olive oil and lemon pepper and place on a baking sheet.
2) Cook for 9 minutes. While cooking, combine spinach, onion, and oranges.
3) Place hot shrimp on top of salad, drizzle with dressing.

Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 176.4
Total Fat 8.3 g
Cholesterol 86.1 mg
Sodium 145.0 mg
Potassium 541.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.6 g
Protein 13.5 g


  1. Yum. I love cooking and eating shrimp.

    P.S. I made the crustless quiche for the fam last week. It's a winner. ;)

  2. Shrimp is something I need to try a bit more, the only time I have it is if someone else had ordered some in a restaurant!

  3. the shrimp sound yummy! will definitely have to give that a whirl :)

  4. Yummmmmmmyyyyy!!! That shrimp looks delicious! Seriously, I'm craving it now :)

  5. I don't know if I should admit this... but I have never eaten shrimp. I love fish but have this thing about shrimp... like it seems odd to even try. But this is my childhood, unable to control my chaotic childhood, so I controlled what I ate.

    Maybe someday I'll try it.

  6. i love shrimp, too!

    this is a fabulous recipe. i'm so going to try it out. shrimp + spinach = gooooooooood.

  7. I love shrimp too, and this looks so fresh and colorful. yum!