Good Bite: Real Fast Food (Spicy Shrimp Salad)

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Andrea Meyers - Spicy Shrimp Salad

Good Bite added another segment to their Real Fast Food series, and this time it’s my Spicy Shrimp Salad, one of my favorite super fast meals.

We just toss the shrimp in chili powder and sauté it, put it in a bowl with lettuce and avocado, drizzle a little of the chili oil from the pan over it all and give it a squeeze of lime. A good fast meal in nothing flat. If you can’t do shellfish, you can substitute a firm white fish that has been cut into bite size chunks.


Serves 4.


large skillet


12 ounces (340 g) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons chili powder
4 tablespoons light olive oil
1/8 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1 small head lettuce, shredded
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into small chunks
1 lime, cut into wedges


1. Season the shrimp with the chili powder.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until pink, about 4 minutes. Add the sea salt and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Divide the lettuce among 4 large salad bowls and top with the avocado chunks. Add
cooked shrimp to each bowl, then top each with 1 tablespoon of the chili oil from the skilletand squeeze a couple of the lime wedges over each salad. Serve immediately.

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  1. says

    I love quick and simple recipes like these with just a few everyday ingredients. Looks healthy and delicious. I’m not sure the chili powder alone would provide enough kick for me, though. Any thoughts on what other flavors might complement the shrimp?


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