Wednesday, June 10, 2020

How to Make a Spinach Shrimp Salad with Homemade Hot Bacon Dressing

Rummaging through some old magazines to find recipes worth saving I ran across this Spinach Shrimp Salad with Homemade Hot Bacon Dressing and since I love the BLT Salad I make with a hot bacon dressing...this I’ve got to try. Plus I love shrimp, don’t you! Delicious! Serves 6 Total Time: 30 minutes


1-1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined 
1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning 
4 bacon strips, chopped 
1 shallot, finely chopped 
1/3 cup cider vinegar 
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
1/2 teaspoon sugar 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach 
3/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers from a jar
1/4 cup sliced almonds 


Sprinkle shrimp with steak seasoning. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, thread shrimp. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes on each side. 

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add shallot; cook and stir over medium heat until tender, 1-2 minutes. Stir in next six ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. In a large serving bowl, combine spinach and dressing; toss to coat. Layer with shrimp and pepper slices; top with cooked bacon and almonds.

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