1 1/2 lbs small or medium cooked shrimp
1/3 cup mayonnaise
4 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1.2 tsp red chile powder
3/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
1 green chile, seeds removed and chopped
1/2 cup red onion, finely minced
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 Tbs cilantro, chopped
4 lettuce leaves, for serving (optional)
4 fresh naans, for serving (optional)
During the last days of summer, I am finding that I don’t want to prepare a lot of complicated recipes that heat up my kitchen. My family and I want to eat something quick and easy but no one wants to compromise on flavor. This Spiced Shrimp Salad Recipe uses cooked small or medium-sized shrimp that can easily be eaten in one bite. I mix them in a large bowl with all of the spices, a bit of mayonnaise and some lime juice for the dressing.
This shrimp salad can be served as a sandwich on fresh naans that have been cut in half with a crisp lettuce leaf. It can also be served on a chapati or on top of a plate of fresh lettuce and garnished with lemon wedges.
1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice and spices until blended. Mix in the cooked shrimp, chile, onion and celery to coat evenly. Add more salt if needed. Refrigerate for a few hours for the salad to become cold and the flavors to blend.
4. Serve on fresh naans with a lettuce leaf as a sandwich or on a bed of lettuce as a salad. Garnish with lemon wedges