Friday, 1 April 2011

Yummy Marinated Shrimp and Avocado Salad

One of my favorite dinners is salad. It is not only healthy and quick to make but there are a million different variations. This one is with marinate shrimp, avocado and mache lettuce (the type that looks like a little bunch of leaves pulled from the ground.

  • Salad of your choice (here; Mache)
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • Shrimps
  • Marinad (see below)
  • Balsamic Vinegar (I found that it is worth paying a little extra to get a really good one. The taste becomes much more sweet and round)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to make it:
I started with frozen, uncooked shrimps (if they are already cooked they do not take in as much flavor from the marinade); I unfroze them (if you have little time rinse them with luke-warm water for a minute) and cut the backs. Then I mixed the marinade (see ingredients below) and mixed it with the shrimps;
- Sweet & sour chili sauce
- Oyster sauce
- Fish sauce
- Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce)
- Soy sauce
- Fresh Chili

If you have it at home you can also add finely chopped garlic and ginger. This marinate is also delicious with chicken (the longer you let it marinade the better the taste). 

I let the shrimps stay in the marinade for about an hour, and right before mixing the salad I lightly fried them on high temperature. Be carful not to overcook the shrimps as they will become dried and chewy. Cut the avocado and tomatoes into pieces, and in a bowl mix all the ingredients together. This will be your end result :)


Bon Appetit!
Chef Cathinka

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