Grilled shrimp and Greek flavorings (tomato, feta, Kalamata olives, oregano) commingle in this salad.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 pound raw shrimp (26 to 30 count), peeled
- Olive oil to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sugar to taste
- 2 medium tomatoes, cut into medium dice
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup pitted and coarsely chopped Kalamata or other black olives
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1 (10 ounce) package factory-washed baby spinach leaves
Thread shrimp onto metal skewers (or bamboo ones that have been soaked in water for 15 minutes). Brush both sides with oil and season with salt, pepper and a light sprinkling of sugar.
Heat gas grill, with all burners on high, until fully preheated, 10 to 15 minutes. Use a wire brush to clean grill rack, then brush lightly with oil. Close lid and allow to return to temperature. Grill shrimp until fully cooked and spotty brown, about 2 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, mix in a medium bowl the tomatoes, cheese, olives, oregano, 2 Tbs. of the olive oil and 2 tsps. of the vinegar. Unthread shrimp and add to bowl. Lightly toss ingredients to coat. Set aside. (Can be made an hour or so ahead.)
When ready to serve, drizzle remaining oil, as well as a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper, over spinach in a large bowl. Toss to coat. Add remaining 2 tsps. vinegar; toss again. Divide spinach among 4 large plates. Top with a portion of the shrimp mixture.
This recipe was originally featured in the USA WEEKEND article Hot-weather Remedy: Cool Seafood Salads on August 24, 2003.
Find the Perfect Recipe from Pam Anderson.Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.