Blackened Grilled Shrimp Salad
A simple, yet flavorful Summer salad. Blackened grilled shrimp salad is tossed with a light and fresh tasting cilantro lime dressing because when the weather is hot, who feels like cooking inside?
The weather has been unseasonably weird for Los Angeles. We have had rain, yes rain! This weather is not unusual for most parts of the world but for here, we haven’t had Summer rain in all the years I’ve lived here. It is very much needed and we need more of it because we do have a serious drought problem. So now we’re left with muggy humid overcast days and weather like this makes me not want to heat up my kitchen, so I take the cooking outside.
Blackened seasonings can vary. My favorite is a mix of smoked paprika (which goes perfectly with the shrimp), oregano, thyme, coriander and a touch of cayenne. What I love most about grilling shrimp is how quickly they cook-up and you’ve got a hearty delicious salad on the table in minutes. Even the dressing takes just minutes to mix up in the food processor. Another easy Summer dinner.