Shrimp Salad with Feta Cheese and Candied Garlic

A Mediterranean inspired salad, delicious anytime of the year.

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Recipe CategoriesSalads

Ingredients

1⁄3Cupgarlic cloves
1Cupwhite wine
1⁄2Cupsugar
2TablespoonButter
1Teaspoonsherry wine vinegar
2Tablespoonolive oil
1TeaspoonSalt
1⁄2Teaspoonfresh ground white pepper
16piece(s)large shrimp
4Cupmixed greens (your preference)
2Ouncefeta cheese
16eachNicoise or Kalamata olives
16eachsmall grapes or teardrop tomatoes

Instructions

Candied Garlic

  1. Place 1/3 cup garlic, 1 cup white wine, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tbl. butter in a small sauce pan and slowly cook over low heat until the liquid becomes syrupy (about 10 minutes).
  2. If necessary, remove the garlic while finishing the reduction of the liquid. The garlic should be tender without being mushy.
  3. Keep liquid warm in a double boiler.

Dressing

  1. Combine 1 tsp. sherry wine vinegar, 2 tbl. olive oil, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. fresh ground white pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk until the mixture no longer separates when allowed to stand for several minutes.

Shrimp

  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Sear or grill until cooked.

Greens

  1. Gently toss 4 cups of mixed greens with dressing and 2 oz. of feta cheese in a mixing bowl.
  2. Divide between serving plates and arrange 4 shrimp, 4 olives and 4 tomatoes around the plate.
  3. Scatter candied garlic over the greens and drizzle the warm syrup over the salad.

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