Thursday, May 22, 2008

Shrimp and Strawberry Salad with Chorizo

With two pints of fresh strawberries just begging to be used, I threw together this salad on a whim--it came out better than I expected!

I don't have a specific recipe to provide--it was about equal amounts of shrimp, strawberry, cucumber and chorizo. The first three ingredients were combined with a little cilantro and a generous seasoning of salt and freshly ground black pepper before a good drizzle each of white balsamic vinegar, lime juice and olive oil. It was then plated over the baby spinach, with the chorizo added around the exterior and a garnish of two slices of kiwi.

It was a really nice balance. The shrimp's mild flavor and textural "pop" was very nice with the sweet and tart strawberries, crisp, refreshing cucumber and spicy sausage.

Delicious, and perfect for any luncheon.


Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

That's great. Some of my favorite dishes are also the ones that just happen as I throw them together.

Amanda said...

Hi, Joy!

I agree. On one hand, it's wonderful to have plenty of ingredients on hand to create with... but sometimes it's more exciting to be missing some ingredients to cause you to be creative.

My original plan was to use the strawberries for a strawberry salsa--but I was missing hot peppers! Can't have a salsa without jalapeno, can you? Thus a salad was born.

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