Shrimp Cobb Salad
with avocados / tomato / bacon / eggs
Cobb salads with their colorful rows of vegetables always look restaurant worthy. Assemble all the elements ahead for a quick dinner.
Smarts: We've provided instructions for cooking your shrimp in a grill basket which gives the salad extra smoky flavor if you're in the mood to fire up the grill.
- Shrimp - 1 lb , peeled and deveined
- Eggs - 4
- Lettuce, romaine - 2 heads , chopped
- Tomatoes, medium - 1 , chopped
- Cucumbers, medium - 1 , chopped
- Avocados - 1 , chopped
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Bacon - 4 slices
- Chives - 1 Tbsp , chopped
- Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Honey - 1/4 tsp
- Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry. (Can be done up 1 day ahead)
Make hardboiled eggs - Cover eggs with cold water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Put a lid on the pan and let eggs sit in hot water for 12 minutes. Rinse under cold water for easier peeling. Roll egg against a hard, flat surface to break up shell, and then peel. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Make vinaigrette - Chop chives. Combine with olive oil, lemon juice, honey and garlic powder. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
Avocados - Chop avocados.
Eggs - Chop hardboiled eggs.
If cooking on grill: Heat grill to 450F / 232C degrees. Rub a grill pan with cooking oil and place over hottest part of grill. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to grill pan and cook, stirring every few minutes, until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
If cooking on stove: Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and shrimp to heated oil. Saute until shrimp are cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
While shrimp cooks, heat a skillet or over medium heat. Cook bacon until crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board.
When bacon is cool enough to handle, crumble or chop with a knife.
Assemble salads by topping lettuce with shrimp, eggs, cucumbers, bacon, tomatoes and avocados. Top with vinaigrette and serve!