The dressing for this dish is made to use with crab, but I think the smoky grilled shrimp are a great summertime twist. Make the dressing ahead of time and chill it before you adjust the seasonings.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Grilled Shrimp:
Salad:

Directions

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  • Place mayonnaise, ketchup, creme fraiche, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, green onion, and parsley in a bowl. Whisk together until ingredients are well combined. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, 2 to 3 hours.

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  • Drizzle olive oil and juice from half a lemon over the shrimp just before grilling. Sprinkle with salt and smoked paprika. Gently but thoroughly toss until shrimp are coated.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill over hot coals until shrimp are pink and flesh is opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a dish and refrigerate until shrimp are chilled, about 30 minutes. You can remove shrimp tails or leave them on.

  • Divide romaine lettuce among serving bowls. Arrange cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, and egg halves on top. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle on about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup dressing on the vegetables, and top with the shrimp and sliced green onions. Drizzle additional dressing over the shrimp, if desired.

Cook's Notes:

If you do grill the shrimp, don't toss them with the oil and lemon juice until just before you grill them.

You don't need to leave the tails on the shrimp, but I think they impart a richer flavor to grilled shrimp.

The amount of dressing is more than you'll need for this salad, but it's great on other salads too!

Check out this method for Soft Hard-Boiled Eggs--they're perfect for salads.

Nutrition Facts

921.9 calories; protein 56.1g 112% DV; carbohydrates 21.2g 7% DV; fat 69.7g 107% DV; cholesterol 598.3mg 199% DV; sodium 1558.4mg 62% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2018
Best Louie Shrimp in our house!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2020
Not a dish I would make again. I think it is just my taste. Others may enjoy this dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2018
Best Louie Shrimp in our house!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2018
Followed the recipe pretty closely. Had to broil the shrimp because of weather. Made half as much dressing as called for and it was plenty. Added more veggies to the salad. Served with crackers and Borealis white wine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2017
The dressing is awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
This recipe is KILLER! I made it just as written and would not change a thing. We have had it twice in 4 nights.......that should say it all! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2017
made a lot of dressing (could cut back)...tasted like thousand island. good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2016
I have made this twice. I made no changes to this recipe. My husband love it. The leftover dressing is also delightful on a grilled hamburger or green salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2016
Once again Chef John has graced us with a restaurant quality recipe! I didn't change a thing. My husband took one bite and asked me to make this again often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2017
Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2019
Made this for Sunday dinner. Followed the recipe exactly except subbed heavy cream for creme fresh. I was worried that there were not many vegetables in the salad but it didn t need them. Grilled the shrimp. Next time I may add a little more lemon before I grill. Don t cheap out and use store bought thousand island dressing. It s all about the sauce!! Thumbs up all the way around our dinner table! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2020
Not a dish I would make again. I think it is just my taste. Others may enjoy this dish. Read More