Shrimp: Shrimp Salad Pita

posted by jenv71 08-20-102 9:28 AM

Shrimp Salad Pita

2 3/4 teaspoons coarse salt
3 pounds small shrimp in their shells
6 tablespoons capers, drained
Zest of 3 lemons
6 tablespoons Homemade Mayonnaise, or prepared
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons, chopped fresh dill
1 package pita bread (6 pitas)
12 leaves Boston lettuce
1 cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced

Make an ice bath: Fill a large bowl with ice and water. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons salt and the shrimp, and cook until bright red and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer shrimp to ice bath, and let cool. Drain, and pat dry.

Peel shrimp, and place in a large bowl. Add capers, lemon zest, and mayonnaise, and stir to combine. Add remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, the pepper, and dill. Refrigerate shrimp salad until ready to use.

Slice pitas in half, and open, being careful not to rip the bottom. Fill with shrimp salad, lettuce, and cucumber slices.

Makes 12

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