Asparagus and Shrimp Salad

Asparagu Shrimp Salad

1 lb fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells

1/2 tsp finely shredded orange peel

2 tbsp orange juice

1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed

3 oranges

Orange juice (optional)

1 tbsp olive oil or salad oil

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp chopped fresh tarragon

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

6 cups torn mixed salad greens

1/4 cup sliced spring onions

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boiling. Add shrimp; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Drain in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer shrimp to a bowl. Add orange peel and the 2 tablespoons orange juice; toss gently to coat.

In a covered medium saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water for 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again.

Peel oranges. Working over a bowl, cut oranges into sections; reserve 1/3 cup of the juice. (If necessary, add additional orange juice to make 1/3 cup.) In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/3 cup orange juice, the oil, vinegar, garlic, tarragon, salt, and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine shrimp, asparagus, orange sections, greens, and green onions. Pour dressing over all; toss gently to coat.

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About Anna K Amendolare

Anna, of aka design, is a web designer and digital marketer. She writes recipes for South Mountain Creamery, manages everything for Coffee & Cocktails with MC, and helps her small business clients find success online. When she is not in front of her computer, she enjoys baking, craft beer, and spinning & cycling to burn off those calories.

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