When the weather gets warmer we naturally move away from the heavier comfort foods of winter and lean toward fresh lighter foods . Spring and summer are a terrific time to focus on seafood in particular, combined with the freshest of produce. One of my favorite things to do is combining seafood with fresh citrus fruits and crisp organic greens. This Citrus Prawn Salad does this perfectly.
If you are entertaining this summer, I’m guessing that your guests will be asking for the recipe. One of the best things about this salad is that is so fast & easy to put together. It is gluten & dairy free, high in protein & very low in sugar. A wonderful meal with weight loss in mind!
If you enjoy wine with your meals, I would suggest a dry, crisp Chardonnay to really complement this meal. Another option would be one of the flavorful but light Rose wines that are perfect for summer entertaining & will not overpower a light meal like this one.
Citrus Prawn Salad
Prep time: 30 min.
Makes 4 servings
24-30 large prawns (fresh or frozen)
12 asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-3” pieces
3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp. orange juice
1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
1 tbsp. finely chopped green onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. clear honey
2 tsp Dijon mustard (try tarragon Dijon)
Black pepper to taste
1 head of Romaine or Butter lettuce, separated (also can use 1 package of organic mixed greens)
1 large orange or ½ grapefruit, halved and sliced
Cook prawns 2-3 minutes in a pot of lightly salted boiling water. Cool in ice water and drain. Peel skins (you can also use pre skinned prawns and avoid this step) and set on a separate plate.
Put all ingredients for dressing in a blender and blend until creamy in texture (10-20 sec)
Cover dressing, prawns and asparagus until you are ready to serve
To make salads, divide and arrange lettuce or organic greens on each of 4 dinner plates. Divide prawns and asparagus and arrange on greens. Drizzle dressing on top and enjoy.
If additional tartness in desired cut up 1 green onion and sprinkle on top