Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Shrimp Cobb Salad

While I was getting my hair done for Katie's wedding back in May, I was flipping through a Cooking Light magazine. I don't know if it was because I hadn't eaten lunch yet or what, but I was obsessed with every recipe in the mag and took Blackberry pics so that I could remember them! Fast forward to yesterday morning when I was looking through pics of me with various wigs on (more on that later) and came across the previously mentioned recipes! This recipe was perfect for lunch - I like to spoil Cameron and fix him a yummy lunch when I'm home from work during the day because it rarely happens. Hope yall enjoy!

Shrimp Cobb Salad Recipe

Shrimp Cobb Salad

YIELD: 4 servings

4 slices center-cut bacon
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 (10-ounce) package romaine salad
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup shredded carrots (about 2 carrots)
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1 ripe peeled avocado, cut into 8 wedges

1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; cut in half crosswise. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Increase heat to medium-high. Sprinkle shrimp with paprika and pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt; toss to coat.
2. While the shrimp cooks, combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, juice, oil, and mustard in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lettuce; toss to coat.
3. Arrange about 1 1/2 cups lettuce mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with about 6 shrimp, 1/2 cup tomatoes, 1/4 cup carrot, 1/4 cup corn, 2 avocado wedges, and 2 bacon pieces.


  1. Ohhhh...this looks delicious!!!!! Yummy!

  2. yum yum! I love me some shrimp :)

  3. This recipe is right up my alley... Jurgen and I looove shrimp and try to eat salads as often as possible so this would be perfect :)


  4. Oh my goodness, you are really making my mouth water! This is the second delish shrimp recipe I have found this morning. I have found so many lately that I could make shrimp dishes every night for weeks.

  5. This salad looks delicious!! I always find things I want to make in Cooking Light magazine.. I definitely want to try this! :)

  6. that looks absolutely AMAZING! must try ... after I stop staring/drooling and can pull it together enough to bookmark this recipe! :)
    xo::Lauren @ tickled.

  7. I've been using all sorts of recipes that involve shrimp lately- must add this one to try!

  8. sounds delish! Can't wait to try it :)

  9. This looks delicious! I love the twist on an old favorite.

  10. LOOKS AMAZING! YUMM!! I love shrimp in my salad! Thanks for sharing! :0
    A Little Bit of This & That

  11. Yummmmyy! Thanks for sharing!!:)