Saturday, December 4, 2010

Poached Shrimp Salad with Citrus Aioli

I got this recipe from a Superstore Cooking class, years ago, when we lived in Nova Scotia. It's really good.

Poached Shrimp Salad with Citrus Aioli

1 liter water -- lightly salted
1 liter orange juice
1 liter grapefruit juice
1 small onion -- quartered
1 lemon zest
1/2 lemon
1/2 orange
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons fresh parsley
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 pound shrimp -- 26-30 count
4 ounces lettuce leaves

1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper -- to taste
parsley -- to taste

Combine first seven ingredients in pot and bring to boil. Add shrimp to poaching liquid and remove from heat.

Allow poaching liquid to cool to warm.

Remove shrimp from liquid and toss with a splash of olive oil, orange juice, zest, grapefruit juice and salt and pepper. Chill.

Prepare aioli. Mix greens with some olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve on a bed of lettuce with aioli on the side.