Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Poor Girl's Seafood Cobb ala' Gwyneth Paltrow

Ok, here is my latest obsession: GP has a recipe for a similar salad in her cookbook, "My Father's Daughter" only hers is made with lobster so I am calling this the Poor Girl's version (me) as I am using shrimp instead.  I've been using her chive vinaigrette recipe on every salad I have made since the holidays and it's incredible.  Last night I discovered that I prefer the chive vinaigrette sans chives so I guess now it's just a vinaigrette.  She also suggests using duck bacon but where the hell am I going to find that?!  So I opted for another poor girl's ingredient, turkey bacon from TJ's.  This is so easy, so healthy and so incredibly delish.  Here is the recipe, serves 4:

  • 2 bags butter lettuce from Trader Joes’s
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 8 pc. cooked turkey bacon cut into thin strips or julienned
  • 1 lb. shrimps, tails removed & cut in half , I use Whole Foods pre-cooked & wild caught, I also squeeze some lemon on the shrimp before serving

Vinaigrette from Gwyneth’s cookbook, recipe makes about a ½ cup:

  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ C plus 2 tbsp EVOO
  • Salt and pepper to taste
I divide the recipe by 1/4 if it's just me and use about two tablespoons of dressing. And if you want more protein, go ahead and slice up a hard boiled egg! I'm sure tomatoes would be great too -- I just don't happen to like them in salads.  Beware, it's addictive! 

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