shrimp and escarole salad with radishes and parmesan

shrimp and escarole salad with radishes and parmesan

Shrimp and lemon are a match made in heaven, especially in this light and clean salad, served over fluffy couscous. Just one anchovy filet, fried and mashed, is a nod to traditional Caesar dressing, and adds depth and special flavor to the shrimp. It takes no time at all for the shrimp to cook, so keep a close eye and toss often for even color. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

What we send:
2 large garlic cloves
5 oz radishes
1 oz Parmesan
1 lemon
1 small head of escarole
8 oz medium-large shrimp
1 cup couscous
1 pat butter
1 anchovy fillet packed in oil
coarse salt
olive oil
freshly ground black pepper

microplane or grater
large skillet
medium saucepan

Recipe steps:
1. Prep ingredients
Peel and finely chop garlic. Trim top and bottom of radishes then cut into thin wedges. Grate Parmesan. Juice ½ of the lemon; cut other ½ into wedges. Remove stem end from escarole and tear leaves into large pieces. Wash well and spin dry. Season shrimp all over with salt and pepper.

2. Make couscous
In medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water and a pinch salt to a boil. Add couscous, stir, and cover. Remove from heat and set aside to steam, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and cover to keep warm until ready to serve.

3. Cook anchovy and garlic
Heat butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium. Drain anchovy from oil and cook, mashing with the back of a spoon, until anchovy dissolves, about 30 seconds. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Increase heat to medium-high.

4. Cook shrimp
Add radishes and shrimp. Cook, tossing often, until radishes are crisp-tender and shrimp are almost cooked through, about 2 minutes.

5. Cook escarole
Add escarole, season with salt, and toss until beginning to wilt, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.

6. Finish
Add lemon juice and ½ of Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Serve salad over couscous topped with remaining Parmesan, a sprinkle of cracked pepper, and lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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