Blackened Shrimp, Asparagus and Avocado Salad

How To Make Blackened Shrimp, Asparagus and Avocado Salad

Servings 2

Ingredients

Blackened Shrimp:

  • 500 g raw peeled large shrimp, (King Prawns), tails removed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (add more to suit your tastes)
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika, (or smokey for a different flavour option)
  • 2 bunches of Asparagus, halved
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Salad:

  • 4 cups Cos lettuce leaves, (or lettuce of choice), washed and ready to use
  • 1 Avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, (optional for extra flavour)
  • 2 tablespoons water, (or olive oil)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a shallow bowl, combine shrimp (prawns) with all of the spice ingredients, and rub into the shrimp until evenly coated. Heat a large pan/skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Saute the shrimp/prawns and the Asparagus while turning occasionally until the shrimp/prawns and asparagus have started to change colour and are just cooked (about 5 minutes).
  • Combine the lettuce leaves, avocado, onion slices and basil leaves in a salad bowl. Add the shrimp/prawns and avocado over the top. Drizzle with the dressing.

For the dressing:

  • Combine the yogurt in a bowl with the lemon pepper, lemon juice (if using), water and salt. Mix well to combine.
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