Watermelon Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Cajun French:  le melon doux (lu m’lon doo) – watermelon

 

Salad Shrimp 2 on sideWatermelon and shrimp – two of our favorites.  That said, it took John a moment to agree to use them together in a dish.  Laurie was ready in fact she is always up for a combination of foods.  Once John agreed we took to the kitchen and salad making.  As usual we wanted to give the dish a Cajun flair so we introduced Cajun olive oil and local honey along with cane vinegar.  The ingredients were purchased at our local farmers market with the mint coming from our herb patch.

Mais C’est Bon!

Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

Dressing:

3 Tbl Cajun olive oil

1 Tbl Bocage Honey or any local honey

1 Tbl Steen’s Cane Vinegar

Salt to taste

Combine ingredients and mix well

Set aside

 

Salad:

2 cups chopped lettuce

¾ cup sliced cucumber

1 ½ cups chopped tomato

1 ½ cups chopped watermelon

3 oz feta

8 sm mint leaves

Combine ingredients except lettuce in large bowl

Add dressing, toss well

Set aside

 

Grilled Shrimp:

4 short skewers soaked in water

12 large shrimp, peeled with tail on

Salt

Cayenne pepper

Paprika

1 Tbl Cajun olive oil

1 Tbl Steen’s Cane Vinegar

Combine ingredients except Shrimp in bowl and mix well

Place shrimp in mixture and toss well

Place 4 shrimp on each skewer

Heat grill to medium

Grill shrimp until pink turn and grill opposite side until pink

 

Plate (2 servings):

Place 1 cup lettuce in plate

Spoon salad mixture on lettuce

Place 2 skewers of shrimp on salad

Or remove shrimp from skewer and place around salad

Serve and enjoy

Bocage Honey and Cajun Olive Oil
Bocage Honey and Cajun Olive Oil
Salad Mixture
Salad Mixture
Shrimp ready for skewering
Shrimp ready for skewering
Skewered Shrimp
Skewered Shrimp
First side cooking
First side cooking
Shrimp ready for serving
Shrimp ready for serving
Salad ready for Shrimp
Salad ready for Shrimp
Salad
Salad
Salad plated with Shrimp Skewers
Salad plated with Shrimp Skewers
Salad with Shrimp Skewers
Salad with Shrimp Skewers

 

 

Salad with Shrimp on Side
Salad with Shrimp on Side
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