Skip to main content

Tangy Shrimp Salad with Cucumber, Dill and Fennel

Jun 21, 2017 11:00AM, Published by Lana Granfors, Categories: Food+Dining, In Print, Today



What's Cookin'

By Lana Granfors
Photo by Kara Stewart
July 2017

This shrimp salad’s a snap to fix, and is perfect for lunch or as a light dinner on these hot summer days. Summer days also call for family and friends gathering together, and this would make a great potluck addition served on a bed of lettuce, or pile it high on a pretty dish and you have a nice refreshing appetizer for any summer barbecue.  I like to poach fresh shrimp, but cooked shrimp is an easy substitution (see note).

Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS FOR POACHED SHRIMP

2 lemons, juiced 

2 T sea salt or kosher salt

3 bay leaves

4 T chopped parsley

2 pounds jumbo, shell-on shrimp (see note in directions)


INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD

2 lemons, zested, juiced and divided (reserve zest)

2 fennel bulbs, sliced crosswise ¼-inch thick, reserving 3 T fronds, chopped  

1 English cucumber, unpeeled, sliced ¼-inch thick

1 small red onion, very thinly sliced into rings

¹⁄³ cup olive oil

½ cup fresh dill, chopped 

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 T finely grated lemon zest

Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

 

Prep time: 20-30 minutes

Cool time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30-40 minutes


DIRECTIONS

STEP 1: Fill a large pot with about a half-gallon of water. Add the juice of 2 lemons, salt, bay leaves and parsley; stir and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and add shrimp. Simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes, or until the shrimp are bright pink and the tails have curled.       


STEP 2: Using a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp from the poaching liquid and cool.  Once cool, peel and devein shrimp and place in a large bowl. 


STEP 3: Add sliced fennel, chopped fennel fronds, cucumber, red onion, and juice of one lemon and toss to combine.  Add dill, pepper flakes, and lemon zest and toss again; season with salt, pepper and the remaining lemon juice.  Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.


NOTE: A shortcut would be to purchase cooked shrimp, shells removed, to use in place of poaching fresh, raw shrimp. If frozen, allow to thaw completely, then rinse and drain well.




Tangy Shrimp Salad with Cucumber, Dill and Fennel


  • ARTS VISALIA August Exhibition

    08/18/2017
    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    In August the gallery will again host Young at Art, a culmination of Arts Visalia's summer childr...


  • ARTS VISALIA August Exhibition

    08/18/2017
    12:00PM — 05:30PM

    August 2017 is a special month for Arts Visalia, which is pleased to present Young At Art, an exh...


  • Art classes for children and adults are ongoing at Arts Visalia. Please download registration for...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    08/18/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Friday Sunset Kayak Tour

    08/18/2017
    04:30PM — 08:00PM

    Owl Hollow to Fort Washington Beach Begins with exhilarating riffles that turn into calm down...


  • 2017 Pub Series #4

    08/18/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    NEXT UP: Full Circle Brewing Co. 8.18.17 6PM *Back by popular demand* YOUR NEW 2017 PUB...


  • Kino Hana, Cardio-Hula

    08/18/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


  • Blues Brews & BBQ with Mega Texas BBQ

    08/18/2017
    07:00PM — 11:00PM

    Friday August 18th 2017 at Full Circle Brewing Co. Blues, Brews & BBQ with Gilroy Garlic Festiv...


  • Taste of Fresno 3

    08/20/2017
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    Free to Attend /// All Ages Here is the full list of vendors and performers for Taste of Fresn...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    08/20/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    08/21/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Kino Hana, Cardio-Hula

    08/21/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


Check out our sister publication, Enjoy Magazine: Northern California Living