Shrimp Salad with Meyer Lemon Cream Dressing
Celebrating my birthday this week, I went out to dinner to a local Italian restaurant, with my cousin. One of their entrée salads was a shrimp salad with lemon cream dressing...with basil on top...what could possibly be better? Well nothing of course. Meyer lemons say spring. Shrimp says spring. Put them on a salad and they spell Spring...(can you tell I am wishing for spring?)
Meyer lemons are mostly grown in China and in California. They are thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. They are sweeter and do not have that pucker sour flavor of regular lemons. They are perfect for recipes and for lemonade.
this is the salad from the Italian restaurant. Pretty simple...I just had to figure out what the ingredients were...hmmmm
this is what I came up with, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon, heavy cream, a little garlic powder, dill and salt and pepper..
Meyer Lemon Cream Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup of heavy cream
juice from one lemon
1 teaspoon dill
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
mix all this together, refrigerate for at least as hour
When slicing your lemon in half, slice one thin slice to decorate the top...then
squeeze the rest into the bowl....
add the rest of the ingredients and whip...refrigerate
I added some sunflower seeds and some small shreds of the lemon peel to mine, and don't forget the basil. It gives the salad just the right herb flavor.
This is such a great and refreshing salad. It has a great subtle lemon flavor and very creamy. It would be a great addition to an Easter dinner...
Cheers to Happy!!!