Asparagus and Shrimp Salad

Asparagus and Shrimp Salad
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen medium, shrimp, in shells
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded, orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened, orange juice
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus , trimmed
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened, orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or, salad oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine, vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh, tarragon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground, black pepper
  • 6 cups torn mixed, salad greens
  • ¼ cup sliced, green onions
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boiling. Add shrimp; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Drain in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer shrimp to a bowl. Add orange peel and the 2 tablespoons orange juice; toss gently to coat.
  2. In a covered medium saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water for 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the ⅓ cup orange juice, the oil, vinegar, garlic, tarragon, salt, and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, asparagus, greens, and green onions. Pour dressing over all; toss gently to coat.