Grilled Romaine Hearts with tomatoes and shrimps

I know, I know…I’m getting boring. All I am posting here on EC recently are salads and cold desserts. The fact is that I share with you what I actually make and eat at home myself and with this “inferno style shanghai Summer” all I can handle is cold food. But I promise you I will be posting a proper meal soon!

For today enjoy this fabulous grilled salad. Absolutely divine!

Ingredients (serves 2):

for the salad

  • 2 romaine hearts
  • 1 pound of shrimps
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

for the dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp Italian herb mix

In a bowl place the shrimps

in a separate bowl wash and cut in half the tomatoes

wash the romaine hearts and set aside to dry

combine olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper

add 1 tbsp of the dressing to the shrimps

and 1 to the tomatoes

then brush the remaining on the romaine hearts

place all the vegetables and shrimps on a hot grill pan and cook them for a few minutes

rotating them until cooked

In a separate bowl combine all the ingredients for the dressing

and blend them until creamy and smooth

Place a grilled romaine heart on a plate. Cover with shrimp and tomatoes.

Drizzle with vinaigrette



– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.