April 24, 2009


Asparagus, Shrimp and Snap Pea Salad

For this week’s Friday Foodie Fix at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang, the theme is asparagus. My whole family likes asparagus.  However, I only have one recipe and it’s not really a recipe. It goes like this.  Lightly steam asparagus, add a little butter and salt, and enjoy!

asparagus, shrimp saladWhen I came across a recipe in The Washington Post for Asparagus, Shrimp and Spring Pea Salad,  I decided to give it a try. You’ll notice my title says snap pea because that’s what I used. Only two out of the five people in our family like shrimp, and everyone except me is not thrilled with vinaigrette.  Therefore, I knew this wouldn’t go over too well, but I made it anyway. I hoped everyone would try it, though I’m not sure they did. My husband was willing to try it until he found out that everything was cold (and supposed to be that way)! The recipe makes six servings, so I have quite a bit left. I’ll enjoy it for lunch, and hopefully it will get eaten before it goes bad. I kept some shrimp plain for the one kid who likes it, but didn’t like the vinaigrette. He’ll definitely eat all the plain shrimp!

While I liked this salad, I didn’t love it. Since the family didn’t like it, I probably won’t make it again. If the ingredients sound appealing to you, though, it’s worth a try. I don’t think the picture does it justice. It was a very nice looking plate of veggies and shrimp.


Brave girl. You have to give things a try. If you don't you'll always end up eating the same old things. I do love shrimp so I think I'll give this one a try. I wonder what it would taste like hot?
Good for you trying new things. Three of us would like this at my house. I'm ready to eat cold salads again.
I like cold salad and vinaigrette, but my husband doesn't either. I bet you'll make it again with some adaptations and really like it. I'd like it as a hot dish with another dressing myself ... maybe olive oil, salt, etc.

Great recipe. We tried it last night and it was fantastic! Keep up the good work.

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