Shrimp Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing #SundaySupper

This week Sunday Supper takes a trip to the tropics! We’re bringing you over 40 recipes to inspire you get your tropical menu on!
When I think of tropical foods, I imagine lounging on a beach, eating native cuisine. I’d be sipping exotic drinks and dancing to island music.
There would be seafood aplenty. Smells of pineapple and coconut mixing with warm spices drift on gentle breezes.

Shrimp Avocado Dressing

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Shrimp beckoned me this week. So why not a shrimp salad? A little smoky-sweetness goes far with shrimp.

Avocados are grown all over the tropics. These fruits add creaminess to salads and dressings. High in fiber, healthy fat, potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, and magnesium.

Why sunflower seeds? Sunflower seeds have all the nutrition of avocados plus added protein! Oh yes, the crunch factor, too.

This shrimp salad takes gently steamed shrimp and tosses it with smoked sun-dried tomatoes (my new favorite), shallots, toasted sunflower seeds and avocado.

I added ranch dressing to this combo so I wouldn’t get too homesick! Serve it up on a bed of arugula for a terrific main dish or side salad.

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See it is nice to travel but there is no place like home! That doesn’t mean I can’t daydream, right!

 

Shrimp Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1/2 cup chopped smoked sun-dried tomatoes or regular sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 small shallot, minced (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup avocado chopped, divided plus some avocado to garnish
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing (homemade or purchased)
  • lemon juice
  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby arugula.

Instructions

  1. Steam shrimp until opaque and thoroughly cooked. Chill.
  2. Dip avocado pieces in lemon juice to prevent browning. Mash 1/4 cup avocado. Add to dressing. set aside.
  3. Mix chilled shrimp. tomatoes, shallots, sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup avocado pieces together. Toss with dressing.
  4. Arrange salad on bed of arugula. Garnish with avocado slices.

Notes

You can substitute regular sun-dried tomatoes and 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika in place of smoked sun-dried tomatoes.

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Thank you, Marlene from  Nosh My Way for hosting this trip to Paradise event!

Get a taste of the tropics with these wonderful tropical inspired recipes from the Sunday Supper Group!

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Turmeric Lime Roasted Potatoes #FWCon

Turmeric Lime Roasted Potatoes

“Pass the potatoes, please!” How many times have you heard that phrase? I heard it and said it, at Christmas dinners, Easter feasts, picnics, showers and even Sunday suppers.

Potatoes are a big part of my meals and celebrations. I can’t fathom a picnic without potato salad. Mashed potatoes always grace the Thanksgiving table.

So when I heard about a contest for creating a shareable family-style Idaho® potatoes dish, I had to enter! If you love potatoes as much as I do you should enter too!

Prizes
First place winner will receive:
$500 gift card
Reimbursement for their full conference pass to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL.
The recipe also may be featured on the Idaho® Potato website.
Second place winner will receive:
$300 gift card
Reimbursement for their full conference pass to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL.
The recipe may be featured at of the conference.
Third place winner will receive:
$200 gift card
Reimbursement for their full conference pass to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL.

I love roasted potatoes.  It’s fun to experiment with different coatings and flavors. Toss cut potatoes with a little oil and seasonings and I’m all set for a great side dish.

For the 2015 family-style contest, I wanted something a bit different. Turmeric Lime Roasted Potatoes fit the bill.

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Turmeric Lime Roasted Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large Idaho Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic, smashed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed Lime juice

Instructions

  1. Whisk together lime juice, oil and spices in a large bowl.
  2. Add potato pieces, toss to coat.
  3. Spread as a single layer on a sheet pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes turning occasionally. Roast until desired crispy outside is achieved, keeping inside tender.
  5. Serve.
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This potato contest is just one of the exciting things going on at The 2015 Food and Wine Conference .
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Last year we had a visit from Big Red!

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Expect to have fun while networking, attending workshops and sharing outstanding meals. You will learn more about our sponsors face to face. This event offers an opportunity to meet, greet and learn from successful food and wine industry professionals. That is golden.
Of course on your down time you can enjoy Rosen Shingle Creek!
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Learn more about the 2015 Idaho Potato Commission Recipe Contest and The Food and Wine Conference on the #FWCon website .
Want incentive? Use the code FWC15kerschc when ordering a 3 day pass for an instant $50.00 discount!

This recipe was entered in the 2015 Idaho Potato Commission Recipe Contest. As an Ambassador to the conference I will receive compensation each time my discount code is used. I received no further compensation. Opinions are my own.

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #144

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!
Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!
Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!

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Tropical Foods #SundaySupper Preview

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This week Sunday Supper takes a trip to the tropics! We’re bringing you over 40 recipes to inspire you get your tropical menu on! Thanks Marlene from Nosh My Way for co-hosting this fun event!

Tidbits and Pupus

Breakfast

Companions

Condiments and Sauces

Coolers

Main Event

Delectable Delights

Wine Pairings

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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