Thursday, July 23, 2015

~ Bloody Mary Tomato Salad with Quick Pickled Shrimp ~

Bloody Mary Tomato Salad with Quick Pickled Shrimp Recipe

I believe this recipe is from Southern Living a few years ago.  It seems like a lot of steps to prepare it, however, it's easy!  Plus, no oven, no stove top to heat the kitchen. Just mixing the dressing and the marinade for the pickled shrimp is fairly quick. I think the slicing and dicing of the veggies takes a bit more time but oh my, is it worth it!  It's like having a Bloody Mary in a bowl. :) It's a great dish to serve guests and can be made in advance. Just combine all the ingredients at the last minute and serve! 

Mix and match assorted tomatoes, such as 'Beefsteak,' 'Brandywine,' and 'Cherokee Purple.' Their rich, meaty flavor counters the dressing's tang and zip. 

3 pounds assorted tomatoes, sliced
1/3 cup diagonally sliced celery 
1/2 cup firmly packed celery leaves
Garnishes: chilled dilly beans, lemon slices, fresh flat-leaf parsley

Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

1/2 cup spicy Bloody Mary mix
1/4 cup olive oil 
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon hot sauce 
3/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Whisk together Bloody Mary mix, olive oil, lemon juice, horseradish, pepper, hot sauce, celery salt, and Worcestershire sauce.

Quick Pickled Shrimp

lemon, thinly sliced
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion 
1/4 cup olive oil 
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/4 teaspoons Creole seasoning
garlic clove, minced
1 pound peeled, medium-size cooked shrimp
Table salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Stir together lemon slices, onion, olive oil, vinegar, dill, parsley, Creole seasoning, and garlic in a large bowl; transfer to a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Add shrimp, turning to coat. Seal and chill 2 to 6 hours. Remove shrimp, discarding marinade. Sprinkle shrimp with table salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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  1. What an interesting recipe - I want to try it!

  2. YUM! Sounds and looks delicious:) I am trying this! Have a blessed day dear Pat, HUGS!

  3. Yum! Pinned to my "Recipes to Try" board. Can't wait to enjoy it. XO, Christy

  4. Love this and I will be featuring this on Thursday!! Can't wait to try!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you! Hope to see you again on Thursday! Pinned!

  5. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  6. I love shrimp salads, this sounds wonderful! Found you over at Cookin and Craftin :)

  7. Pat, the salad looks scrumptious--it's featured tonight at Foodie Friday.

  8. Visiting from Foodie Friday, thank you for sharing your recipe.

  9. This looks divine -- the husband was looking over my shoulder as I was reading it, and said, Boy that looks good! I saved it, and will definitely give it a try.


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