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Green Goddess Salad with Poached Shrimp
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Green Goddess Salad With Poached Shrimp

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Joe Boyle

Ingredients

Poaching Liquid

  • 2 to 2 1/2 qts. water
  • 6 or 8 peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lime , sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley , coarse chopped

Shrimp

  • 1 pound shell on 16 to 20 shrimp per pound , peeled and deveined

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp anchovy paste
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste

Salad

  • 1 head of Romaine lettace , washed
  • 1/2 sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 medium red onion , slices
  • 2 or 3 green onions chopped
  • red or yellow sweet pepper julienned

Instructions

  • Mix the ingredients for the poaching liquid in a 3 quart saucepan. Stir together and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and let set for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Place shrimp in the water and poach for 5 minutes.
  • Remove shrimp from the water and place in refrigerator to cool.
  • In a food processor, place dressing ingredients and puree until well blended, (45 seconds)
  • Taste and add salt and pepper to flavor
  • Store in refrigerator to cool, (30 minutes)
  • Chop salad ingredients and assemble on a plate, coating with the dressing and finishing with the shrimp