Thursday, August 30, 2007

Shrimp and Celery Salad

I made this salad specifically for us to take to work for lunch. And we did. However.

Once made, what happened is this: I daydreamed about parties. I'm not sure why, and maybe it's just me, or maybe it was just the parties I went to, but shrimp, celery, and curry powder in combination = party to me. Much in the same way pizza combos = the pool. And with the combo association, I have a hard time eating them at any other point.. they were just the go-to snack.

Could also be that my grandma was in both the neighborhood sewing and gardening clubs, so we always had old ladies over... maybe thats what old ladies eat at get-togethers? :)

Whatever my taste memories mean, this salad was super easy to make, and I can see it also being tasty in a nice roll, in a lettuce wrap, in a croissant... and super excellent for a PARTY!

One piece of advice... don't use all the sauce like I did. Or use extra shrimp. I found the mix to be a bit gloppy.

I will say, too, that this maybe didn't feel very much like an actual meal, so its good I had it for lunch. I think I would have then been on the hunt for second dinner.

Shrimp and Celery Salad
From: The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ pounds peeled, deveined, and cooked medium fresh or frozen shrimp (thaw if frozen)
4 large celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced

Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, lime zest, curry powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add shrimp, celery, and cucumber, toss gently to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 4 (1 ½ cup) servings.

Per serving: 330 cals, 17 g fat, 4.5 sat fat, 37 g protein, 6 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 670 mg sodium


Janet said...

That looks fabulous! I often make exactly same recipe...minus the cucumber and the lime and add onion and diced apple and use chicken instead of shrimp (OK not really EXACTLY the same). It also makes great chicken salad sandwiches

Mallow said...

I am always on the hunt for work food that is interesting enough to keep me away from the bowl of M&M's. This with a good roll just might do the trick!