Grapefruit, Shrimp and Spinach Salad
Serving Size: Serves 8
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 Red Grapefruit, sectioned
2, sectioned Navel Oranges
2 pounds shrimp, peeled with tail on
6 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 Tablespoon julienned orange zest
3 cups spinach
salt and black pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Adapted From: texassweet.com
A refreshing salad with a little zest and zip.
Flour mixture: Combine the ingredients and set aside.
Salad: Section grapefruit and oranges and retain juice in a bowl. Season juice liberally with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in olive oil to form a vinaigrette (2 parts juice to 1 part oil). Drizzle the vinaigrette on sections to marinate.
Preheat a saute pan over high heat. Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture. Add a few tablespoons olive oil to pan. Brown one layer of shrimp until golden brown, then turn over. Brown other side, and turn out onto cookie sheet. Add ¼ cup olive oil to hot saute pan. Drain pan juices from cookie sheet into saute. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until light brown. Add jalapeno peppers and cook until soft. Add basil and cook less than a one minute to crisp. Add the orange zest. Season to taste.
Arrange shrimp over citrus and spoon garlic/jalapeno/basil over shrimp. Toss spinach with the citrus vinaigrette and mound on top of shrimp.