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Grilled Romaine Hearts, Tomatoes And Shrimp With A Basil Vinaigrette

Posted on January 6, 2013 in World Famous Recipes, Shrimp Recipes

Recipe submitted by Serena Burns of

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6 (Adjust as needed for more or less)


For Vinaigrette
2 cloves Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard, ( You can add up to 1 teaspoon for a little spiciness)
1/3 cup White Wine Vinegar
3 tablespoons Water
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, Dried
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt And Pepper, Or To Taste
2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Fresh Basil

For Salad

3 whole Romaine Hearts, Cut In Half ( I had found petite ones at the store I used.)
2 pounds Shrimp, Peeled, Deveined And Tails Removed
1 1/2 pounds Small Tomatoes
4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper

Preparation Instructions

For Vinaigrette

Add all ingredients to a blender or a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy about 1 minute.

For Salad

Toss Shrimp with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

Toss tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

Brush on remaining olive oil all over romaine hearts. Season with a generous pinch of sea salt.

Over a hot grill add shrimp, in a separate section on the grill add the romaine hearts cut side down and the tomatoes.  Rotate shrimp until pink and remove from heat about 5-6 minutes.  Cook romaine and tomatoes until grill marks appear. Rotate and cook on all sides. Total cook time is about 6-8 minutes for the romaine and tomatoes.

Place grilled romaine heart on plate. Cover with shrimp and tomatoes. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

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