I am a big shrimp salad girl. I have spent way too much time trying to perfect the recipe. The beautiful thing about this meal is that it barely needs any tweaks to make it lightened up. Also, if you don't have any Old Bay in your kitchen, I highly recommend ordering some on Amazon. I use it on my seafood all the time - nothing seems to compare!
7 oz steamed shrimp or 9 oz raw, unpeeled shrimp (1 leanest)
1/4 cup chopped celery (1/2 green)
1/4 cup chopped arugula (1/2 green) (optional)
1 tbsp minced onion (1 condiment)
2 cups chopped romaine (2 greens)
3 tbsp lite mayo (1 1/2 healthy fat)
1/2 tsp old bay (1 condiment)
1 tsp lemon juice (1/2 condiment)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (1/2 condiment) (if you're steaming your own shrimp)
Ok if you're steaming your own shrimp it is a bit of a process but SO worth it. Also, I recommend making a few servings because this is even better the next day.
First, we're going to steam these shrimp. Fill your steamer pot 1/4 of the way with water. Add vinegar and a sprinkle of old bay into the water. Bring to a boil.
Steam shrimp covered for 2-3 min. Shake, Steam for another 2 minutes. Keep checking - you don't want to overcook them. Once they're pink, they're good to go.
Let the shrimp cool, peel, chop into bite sized pieces.
Meanwhile, whisk together mayo, old bay, and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl.
Toss shrimp, celery, and onions in the bowl and mix.
Mix in arugula. Scoop onto romaine.
Sprinkle with a little more old bay and enjoy!