Sunday, June 13, 2010

Shrimp Salad Ala Lea Ann

We would probably be classified more as meat n taters eaters and this would be more of a gourmet meal around here, but I’ve been wanting to try it since Lea Ann over at Mangos, Chili and Z posted her Avocado and Shrimp Salad with Mango Dressing recipe, and especially after the way she described it.

I decided to invite Bev’s sister over and have it for lunch, and make it just as Lea Ann had, down to the naan bread, which I’d never heard of but Bev came home with from Walmart. I cooked the shrimp the evening before and made the dressing about an hour before serving. I also made the same bread as hers for Bev and I but with a cheese blend for Pat.

I had 1¼ pound of shrimp (recipe calls for 2#) and I might not have gotten all the ingredients just right trying to figure a little over half a recipe convertion in my head on the fly – I know better – but it still tasted very good. I’ve never diced a slippery eel, but dicing mango has to be similar. This is my plate.

At the risk of giving Lea Ann the big head, this meal was just as she described it in her blog as - “This is just flat-out moan and groan, roll your eyes delicious.” I don’t know about moan and groan, but there was definitely some oohs and aahs and I forgot to look for rolling eyes. Not only was the salad delicious but to my great pleasure so was the bread – blue cheese, grapes and rosemary are not something I would have ever come up with – I missed seeing the chives in the recipe. And on top of the great taste, it was a beautiful plate I scattered around the extra mango I had chopped. The one thing I’ll do different next time (and there will be a next time) is remove the shrimp tails – I’d left them on as I thought it made a better picture. Also, we thought the dressing could be used in a variety of other ways – on greens and other fish for example. Check out Lea Ann’s blog for more (and better) pics and the recipe, and by all means try this dish.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Great photos! Whew, I'm glad you liked it. It's so risky to carry on about how good something is. People's tastes are so different. It sounds perfect for a summer lunch. LOL about comparing the mango to eel. I really don't think I spent alot of time dicing. More like wrestled the fruit into the food processsor. Thanks for giving it a try and for the shout-out.

  2. Wow! This sounds delicious and looks great! I've been seeing naan bread mentioned quite a bit and I'll have to look for it. By the way, those are some very beautiful looking plates! Good job!

  3. Yum--Yum---Yum, Larry... I can see why you all would like this salad. I'd love it!!!! Thanks to Lea Ann.

  4. I saw this recipe on Lea Ann's blog and thought it looked delicious. I especially like the sound of the dressing. Mangoes do feel like slippery eels. LOL

  5. I've never had Naan bread either. Avocado and shrimp go together great anyways:)

  6. I agree with you - she did make it sound irresistable and I had to try it. I made it for my daughter and grandson last week and we licked the bowl! What a delicious meal.


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