Seared Shrimp Salad with Wok Dressing


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Seared Shrimp Salad with Wok Dressing
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha sauce)

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • ¼ cup coconut milk

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and patted dry

  • 1 head butter lettuce, broken into leaves

  • ¼ cup julienned radishes

  • 1 avocado, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pistachio


  1. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine 1 Tbsp. of peanut oil, sesame oil, 1/2 tsp. of the garlic, chili sauce, soy sauce, honey, and 1/4 tsp. of the salt. Cover and shake well to combine. Set aside.

  2. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12-inch stainless-steel skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in 1 Tbsp. of peanut oil. Add ginger and remaining garlic; stir-fry 10 seconds or until fragrant. Push ginger mixture to sides of pan. Add shrimp to center of the pan; spread in one layer. Cook, undisturbed, 1 minute, until shrimp begin to turn sear. Stir-fry 1 minute or until shrimp begin to turn pink. Add remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Swirl coconut milk down sides of the pan. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes more, until shrimp are opaque and most of the liquid has evaporated.

  3. To serve, layer lettuce leaves, radishes, and avocado; top with shrimp. Add dressing to hot pan; heat 30 seconds. Drizzle dressing over salad. Splash with rice vinegar. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
24g Fat
11g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 10.2mg 51%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Potassium 680mg 14%
Folate, total 92.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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