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Poached Shrimp Salad with Cider Dressing

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)
Cider's bright, fresh-pressed flavor comes through in both the shrimp and dressing for this dish. For more tartness, you can substitute Granny Smith apples for Fujis.

Ingredients

  • Shrimp:
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Salad:
  • 5 cups torn Boston lettuce (about 2 small heads)
  • 4 cups trimmed watercress (about 2 bunches)
  • 2 Fuji apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/2 thinly sliced peeled avocado

Nutrition Information

  • calories 308
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 37.6 g
  • carbohydrate 22 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 259 mg
  • iron 5.4 mg
  • sodium 279 mg
  • calcium 163 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare shrimp, combine the first 7 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain cider mixture through a sieve into a large bowl; discard solids. Return cider mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in shrimp; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Let stand 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from cider mixture, and discard cider mixture. Chop shrimp; chill.

  2. To prepare dressing, combine 1/2 cup cider and the next 4 ingredients (through horseradish) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  3. To prepare salad, place lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle 1/2 cup dressing over lettuce mixture; toss gently to coat. Add shrimp to remaining dressing; toss to coat. Arrange shrimp on top of salad.

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