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Shrimp and Blueberry Salad

Shrimp and Blueberry Salad

I had gotten too many blueberries and I needed to use them. I felt like eating light and I thought that it might be nice to try blueberries in a salad. Often on warm summer days I feel like having a light meal and salads fit the bill perfectly. When turning a salad into a meal I generally try to add some meat to make it a little more substantial and this time I went with some succulent shrimp. I poached the shrimp until they were just cooked and then ran them under cold water to stop the cooking process. For the rest of the salad I just used what I had on hand. Since I already had the blueberries out, I thought that it would be nice to make a blueberry vinaigrette. I was thinking of a tarragon blueberry vinaigrette made with some blueberry maple syrup. I quite enjoyed the shrimp and blueberry salad! The blueberries went well in a salad and the blueberry vinaigrette was pretty tasty! It seems that I was even able to work the blueberry, maple and pecan combo into a salad. Now I have some extra blueberry maple syrup to enjoy.

Shrimp and Blueberry Salad


Ingredients:
6 shrimp (cooked)
1 cup salad greens
1/4 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons peas
1 tablespoon pecans (toasted, chopped)
1 tablespoon handful feta (crumbled)
1 tablespoon blueberry vinaigrette

Directions:
1. Assemble salad.

Blueberry Vinaigrette


Ingredients:
1 tablespoon blueberry maple syrup
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon tarragon (chopped, optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Mix Everything.

Blueberry Maple Syrup


Ingredients:
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:
1. Simmer everything in a sauce pan for 10 minutes.
2. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh. (optional)

Similar Recipes:
Strawberry and Feta Salad
Pear and Maple Pecan Salad
Peach Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mango, Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad with a Peanut Dressing
Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad

51 comments:

Gloria (Canela) said...

mmmLove these shrimp! look georgeous!! xGloria

Jeena said...

Wow your blueberry dressing sounds so fabulous I have never tasted a dressing like it! Great shrimps Kevin they are cooked perfectly.

Natasha said...

Very cool combo! Never would have thought of it!

Lori said...

Very original. I like the blueberry vinaigrette idea. I have so many that this may make it into my kitchen soon.

maybelle's mom said...

i love fruit in savory dishes. this looks good and would be nice without the shrimp too. BTW thanks for visiting me.

kimberleyblue said...

This sounds like an awesome combination - everything in that salad has me drooling.

Wanna mail me a sample of all your kitchen experiments?

Esi said...

That vinaigrette sounds fantastic and of course shrimp salads are among my favorite!

Prudy said...

Shrimp and blueberries sound like a delectable combo. I love the idea of maple and blueberry in the dressing, too.
I had a favor to ask you. I was hoping that I could post your picture of the salsa verde turkey burger on my blog. Of course, I would give you all the fame, recognition and glory. Let me know if that would be OK. Thanks.

Prudy said...

Shrimp and blueberries sound like a delectable combo. I love the idea of maple and blueberry in the dressing, too.
I had a favor to ask you. I was hoping that I could post your picture of the salsa verde turkey burger on my blog. Of course, I would give you all the fame, recognition and glory. Let me know if that would be OK. Thanks.

Bridgett said...

I love the sound of that blueberry dressing. The whole dish looks healthy and refreshing.

Cheryl said...

I would of never thought of combining the two, excellent idea!

Divya said...

Hey Kevin, first time here... that salad of your looks great. I dont eat seafood or meat, and I probably wont end up trying it :p but that sure looks gourmet to me...
Lucky are those that get to try it!

Kevin said...

Prudy: Please feel free to use the photo. If you would like a larger version let me know. My email address in on my blogger profile page.

Cakebrain said...

lovely combination for a salad, Kevin! It looks delicious!

Mrs Ergül said...

This sure looks tasty!

noble pig said...

Oh wow, what a refreshingly beautiful salad. I love adding fruit, I know some don't but I think it really makes a different presentation!

Steph said...

I'm loving all the beautiful colours of your salad!

Culinary Cory said...

This salad looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. By the way, thanks for checking out my blog.

Lina said...

very interesting. i never had blueberries in a salad before. it actually sounds really good!

Manggy said...

I've never had blueberries in salad before, but I'm not one to say no to a fruity salad :) If you've still got an excess, you might consider making preserves!

Deb said...

I would never have thought of combining shrimp and blueberries. The salad looks scrummy. I often add fruit to a salad, especially in summer when it is so plentiful.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

kevvinnnnnn...you should ship some blueberries to me hehehehe...i dont have any :(

kittie said...

Shrimp and blueberry is a new combo for me - but I can imagine it working really well... our blueberry season is all but past :(

Dee said...

Wow, what an unusual salad. Where do all your ideas come from, Kevin?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You're so creative Kev! Who would have thought to put together shrimp and blueberry! Sounds pretty sweet in a great way! I love the look of it!

tigerfish said...

That is really a light meal! I always like the mix of fruits in my dishes. Thanks for the inspiration. I recently made my curry with fruits too...and now you hv reminded me to do up my post :)

Jan said...

Kevin you come up with so many great ideas! That salad looks so nice.

HoneyB said...

Kevin, this looks awesome!

Sylvie said...

It looks beautiful,but I'm not convinced that the shrimp and blueberry combo is for me.

The Mediocre Cook said...

It's your creative ideas and beautiful food photos that keep me coming back everyday!

Ben said...

Oh wow, that's another great creation :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Hmmm - I would have never thought of pairing the two - shrimp and bluberries - but you know...I think you're on to something here!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Marjie said...

Salads are always excellent choices, and your blueberry maple syrup sounds top notch!

Maria said...

I love blueberries in my salad, but I have never tried making a dressing with them!! Great idea!! The salad looks amazing!

Kristen said...

I have never thought to put blueberries in a salad like this. What a great idea! Looks delicious!

Pam said...

This salad looks so light, refreshing and beautiful. Your salad dressing sounds really good too.

Deborah said...

I love how you have been adding fruit to so many savory dishes lately!

Tasty Trends said...

i love fruit in salads!

CECIL said...

Bluberries maple syrup! What an idea!

Greg said...

What an interesting combination. I never would have thought to pair blueberries with shrimp.

Elra said...

Kevin,
I think I need this salad right now, since I'm pretty much don't have the energy to cook.

Dawn said...

Kevin are you a chef by trade? You must be since all your dishes are so appetizing.

Alexa said...

Blueberry vinaigrettes are a favorite of mine. I'll have to try your recipe while the fresh blueberries are still here.:-)

Pam said...

Do you ever cook a bad meal? Seriously. Everything you post is amazing.

Meghan said...

OMG!
This sounds delish!

oggi said...

This is brilliant and excellent use of blueberries. I love it!

Jeanne said...

You could write a book purely featuring your creative blueberry recipes, Kevin!! This looks delightful.

eileen said...

I think my mouth is going to fall out of my head. This salad looks that good.

Alex Baranosky said...

I'm enjoying your blog and I'm not supposed to hate, but I just can't imagine having shrimp with blueberries :) I'd say it sounds gross.

I love blueberries in salad. I would go with something like avocado, green leaf, lime juice, evoo, blueberries, red onion, and brown rice. (it's called a rice salad, and it's reallllly good, even though it sounds crazy) You cold add some more fun stuff like asparagus, and some squares of fried tofu. Maybe even some of those pecans.

glutwin said...

Simply...oh my...The vinaigrette/dressing you have concocted would be sheer heaven with magret de canard fumé (smoked duck breast slices on spring greens)..This will be our Sunday entrée...Thank you for sharing your culinary wizardry.

Anonymous said...

I used salmon; pumpkin seeds; blue cheese and it was great. I blended everything in a blended for the dressing and used fresh blueberries and a little red raspberry syrup. Yummy. Now in my belly

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