Saturday, September 8, 2007

Grilled Corn and Shrimp Salad

  • about 12 bamboo skewers
  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp (21 to 25)
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound baby romaine leaves or mesclun (mixed baby greens)
  • optional: avocado, sliced

Prepare grill and soak skewers in water 30 minutes.

Shuck corn and quarter bell pepper lengthwise. Shell and devein shrimp. Holding 2 skewers parallel and slightly apart, thread 4 shrimp onto each pair of skewers (this will make shrimp easier to turn on grill).

Grill corn on a lightly oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals, turning occasionally, until browned and tender, 8 to 10 minutes, and transfer to a large bowl. Grill bell pepper and scallions, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes, and transfer to bowl. Grill shrimp until just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side, and transfer to bowl.

Cut kernels from cobs into another large bowl. Peel bell pepper and cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Thinly slice scallions. Add bell pepper, scallions, shrimp, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste to corn and toss to combine. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange greens on 4 plates and top with corn mixture. Drizzle salads with vinaigrette.

Makes 4 servings.

from Epicurious

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