Shrimp & Asparagus Salad on Spinach; problems?

There is still no bread flour or whole wheat flour available – at least not that I have found.

Happily, for mon mari, lock-down has been lifted and he feels comfortable going to his favorite bakery for bread.

Even better, one of the local asparagus growers has been parking his truck by the bakery and selling green and white asparagus.

Spring is when the local farmers all bring their crops to the local markets – which have been closed since the middle of March. The markets are opening up now but people (us) can be reluctant to go as they, traditionally, are crowded (perhaps not now). So kudos to this guy who just parked his truck, all by itself, next to the bakery parking lot.

A fresh loaf of whole grain bread is the perfect accompaniment to this simple salad.

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Shrimp & Asparagus Salad on Spinach

Preserved lemon adds a nice, lemon flavor without being overpowering. If you don’t have any use 1 – 2 tsp lemon juice. Serve with some whole grain bread.

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salads

Ingredients

Scale
  • 12oz (350gr) shrimp, cleaned
  • 8oz (120gr) asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2″ (4cm) lengths
  • 4 green garlic, trimmed, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dry-cured Greek olives, sliced  about 12
  • 1/2 preserved lemon, pulp removed, rind thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 6oz (200gr) spinach
  • 2 tbs fresh, snipped marjoram
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1 1/2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbs sherry wine vinegar
  • 3 tbs salad olive oil

Instructions

  • Vinaigrette:
  • Whisk mustard and vinegar together in a small bowl. 
  • Gradually whisk in olive oil until thick and creamy.
  • Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large skillet. 
  • Add green garlic, asparagus, and sauté until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Add remaining 1 tsp olive oil, paprika, cumin and sauté briefly.
  • Add shirmp and quickly sauté until cooked through. They will curl and turn opaque when done. Remove skillet from heat.
  • Return asparagus, green garlic to skillet. 
  • Add olives, lemon and 2 tbs vinaigrette. Stir well to combine.
  • To finish: Toss spinach, marjoram with remaining vinaigrette. 
  • Divide and arrange on 2 plates. 
  • Spoon shrimp and asparagus into the center, dividing evenly.

Notes

You can use any salad greens in place of the spinach, and green onions in place of the green garlic – or garlic scapes.

Keywords: shrimp salad, asparagus, spinach

Shrimp, Asparagus, Spinach Salad

Okay, I admit it…..

I screwed up.

I thought all the changes that I had made to this blog were working properly and I could finally relax, binge-watch Netflix, and pet my dog.

Yesterday, I noticed that a color wasn’t quite right on a link. That’s a simple change. I made the change, hit refresh and nothing happened.

I didn’t want to bother clearing cache and all the technical stuff so I just went over to mon mari’s computer to look at it there.

And thus a day is lost…..

My blog did not display any photos on his computer.

I frantically checked my phone – same, no photos. There were no photos on my laptop, my tablet or my kindle.

But on my computer everything displayed perfectly.

I had gotten overly-confident with a change, sometime last week, and not bothered to check all the other devices.

The problem, of course, was trying to figure out which change.

I figured it out, I think.

I corrected it, I think.

I wish I knew why my computer so often displays differently than the rest of the world.

I wish the rest of the world would behave better.

Please – let me know if there are still problems.

8 thoughts on “Shrimp & Asparagus Salad on Spinach; problems?”

  1. IF you are using Chrome, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select more tools and then developer tools. Make it as low on the screen as you can. You probably don’t want to look at the messages in the console.

    NOW right click on the refresh curly arrow and select “clear cache and hard refresh”

    It will clear your cache for JUST this site and do a fresh reload.

    • Thanks – Even after I cleared the cache my site worked for me…. no idea why, But I have 2 other computers (hubs, laptop) I can use fora checking stuff. I just need to remember to do it. It’s too easy to think everything is working.

  2. I can see these pictures and this looks yummy!

    We have a friend who’s mother has half an acre of asparagus and every year, I am gifted about 15 pounds of the stuff. We get tired of it after 8 or 10 so I blanch and freeze the rest, but this recipe…I have some frozen shrimp I’m trying to decide how to use, the asparagus and I’m going shopping tomorrow so…voila!

  3. I just looked in both Firefox and Chrome, and everything looks normal in both. This shrimp dish looks fabulous! It’s the height of asparagus season here now – we just got two big bunches from our favourite vegetable store that, thank goodness, has been open as an “essential business” throughout, so we haven’t HAD to do all our grocery shopping at the super market. (Flour JUST reappeared at the supermarket – nick’o’time – we were down to the bottom of our 10 kg bag.)

    Bravo to the fellow parking his asparagus truck in your bakery parking lot! And bravo to your town council for allowing him to sell from his truck in that spot (or for turning a blind eye if it isn’t allowed).

    So far, as of 2 days ago, only one of the farmers’ markets has opened (with some major restrictions, which include designating “a single entry and exit point”) – about a 40 minute bike ride away. The announcement allowing the markets to open again was made last Friday. Our local farmers’ market (about a 3 minute walk away, located on Mondays in a park – ie: barriers, exit/entry points will have to be set up for the market) has just posted that they are still waiting for the city to reissue their permit, and hope to be open “by the end of June or first week of July”! The Saturdays farmers’ market that takes place in a parking lot by the lake about a 15 minute bike ride away has not yet announced when they will open….

    How I miss being able to get farm-fresh eggs, recently harvested spinach and/or beet greens!

    • Farmers can get away with just about anything here, and at the moment everyone is very sympathetic to their plight – crops and no where to sell it
      I can now find ap flour, and yesterday found 1 bag (kg) of organic semi-whole wheat, Strangely, all of the brands I used to see have been replaced by flour from Italy…. still not what I want, but strange.

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