How to Make the Lemony Shrimp Salad From LuLu & Me


Here’s a recipe from LuLu & Me, a charming neighborhood restaurant in Flatiron with a focus on seasonal ingredients. This simple shrimp salad works magic with produce straight from the Union Square Greenmarket.

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Lemon Shrimp Salad
Chef Karen Fohrhaltz
Four servings

For the marinade:

1 pound medium white shrimp (about 25 shrimp)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon hot water
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about one lemon)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder

For the salad and dressing:

1/4 pound baby arugula
1 cup radicchio, shredded
1/2 cup breakfast radish, shredded
1/4 cup bunch carrots, shredded
One Persian cucumber, seeded and sliced

Limonata dressing:

1 clove garlic, finely chopped
One lemon’s zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

To prepare the marinade for the shrimp:

— In a mixing bowl large enough to hold the shrimp, stir together hot water, honey, and lemon juice. Blend until honey has dissolved.
— Add lemon juice and salt.
— Whisk in olive oil and chipotle powder.
— Set aside.

To prepare the shrimp:

— Peel and devein shrimp, leaving the tail atttached.
— Place shrimp in prepared marinade. Refrigerate.
— Marinate shrimp for at least three to four hours, for up to 24 hours.

To make the limonta to dress the salad and shrimp:

— Chop one clove garlic very fine
— Zest the lemon.
— Squeeze the lemon juice
— In a mixing bowl, add garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add salt and slowly whisk in canola oil and olive oil. Set aside.

To assemble:

— Preheat oven to 450.
— Lay shrimp flat onto a baking pan. Roast for three to four minutes.
— Toss salad ingredients together with pinch of salt and about half a cup of limonata.
— Divide salad among four plates. Garnish with Lulu’s lemon shrimp, about six per person.
— Lightly dress shrimp with more limonata.

(Note: Left over dressing will keep refrigerated for up to three to four days. Just shake to blend before using)