June 19, 2012

Cashew Curry Shrimp Salad

Cashew Curry Shrimp Salad

This recipe adapted from magazine "Diabetes & you", summer 2012, available at all Walgreen stores. Yiddishe mama is diabetic type II. Moreover she does not like shrimps. she was so skeptical about my attempt to make the salad, but... She loves it.  Can of shoestring potatoes is available in any American supermarket in snaking aisle. It's a quite fulfilling salad, therefore you can not eat too much of it. It's good for family brunch or potluck.  

Curry Dressing
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemons juice
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup frozen sweet peas
1 package (12 oz) frozen cook deveined peeled shrimp, thawed, drained, tails shells removed
2 medium stalks celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup red onion, finely shopped (my addition)
1 1/4 cups shoestring potatoes
1/2 cup cashew halves
1 head Belgian endive (optional)

In a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients.
Cook and drain peas as directed on a bag. Rinse with a cold water; drain. In medium bowl, place shrimp, celery, onion and peas. Add dressing, toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.
Just before serving, gently stir shoestring potatoes and cashews into shrimp mixture. Arrange endive leaves, pointed ends out, around edge of medium serving platter. Spoon shrimp mixture into center of platter.

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