Orange Shrimp Salad Recipe
This is a 15-minute orange shrimp salad. It was made so quickly because I used ready-to-eat cooked shrimps (prawns). There was also an over supply of mandarin oranges at home this year as we received many as gifts during the Chinese New Year. The mandarin orange pairs really well with the shrimps for a refreshing citrusy flavour. This makes a nice salad for sharing, or a light low-carb meal for one.
More Salads Using Ready-Made Cooked Foods:
- Smoked Duck Salad Grain Bowl Recipe
- Crackling Roast Pork Salad Recipe
- Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe
SHORT-CUT: COOKED SHRIMP
Cooked shrimps: I found this gem bag of cooked shrimps at Don Don Donki. The shrimps are cooked, peeled and (largely) deveined. And they are tasty too by my standard! According to their cute advert, you just have to thaw them and they are ready to eat. These shrimps are ideal for salad, spaghetti & fried rice. This is such a big convenience, enabling me to make more shrimp salads and dishes which you will see more on the blog from now. Outside of Don Don Donki, you can find such cooked & shelled shrimps at shops specialising in frozen seafood products. The frozen seafood section of the larger supermarkets also usually carry one or two brands of such cooked shrimps too.
The one I bought from Donki is a 1kg bag and the shrimps were relatively small (71/90). If I’m not wrong, there were more than 100 shrimps in this bag. When I reached home (by then the shrimps were slightly less frozen and easier to break apart), I repacked them to smaller bags of 10 shrimps in each bag. I then put these bags back in the freezer. Whenever I needed these shrimps, I just have to thaw 1-2 bags by transferring the bags to the fridge overnight, or use a water bath to speed up the thawing process.
STEP 1: ARRANGE THE SALAD
Line a wide salad plate with chopped romaine (or any salad mix). Top the salad with desired toppings: I used mandarin orange, shrimp, cherry tomato, Japanese cucumber & avocado.
STEP 2: MAKE ORANGE SOY SALAD DRESSING
The orange soy salad dressing took only a minute to make. I used my single-serving salad sauce bottle which I bought from Daiso. It is so cool because it came with measurement markings. As I craved for something savoury, I used a soy & sesame oil as a base, mixed with orange juice. If you want a less savoury version without soy sauce, you can check out my orange vinaigrette recipe instead.
Just before eating the salad, shake the bottle until the dressing is emulsified, before pouring over the salad. You can also whisk the sauce in a bowl if you don’t have a mini sauce bottle.