Winter Salad with Curried Shrimp, Apples, and Cashews

Winter Salad with Curried Shrimp, Apples, and Cashews

The warming spices in the curry make this main-course salad a perfect choice for a light meal on a cold winter day.

6 Tbs. rice vinegar
2-1/2 tsp. light brown sugar
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced lengthwise
3 Tbs. canola oil
2 tsp. fish sauce
Kosher salt
2 tsp. curry powder
1 lb. jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 per lb.), peeled and deveined, tails left intact, if you like
7 oz. mâche or arugula (7 to 8 cups)
2 medium Fuji or Gala apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-wide matchsticks
1/2 cup roasted, salted cashews, chopped

1). In a small bowl, stir 4 Tbs. of the vinegar and 1 tsp. of the sugar until the sugar dissolves. add the shallot, let sit for 15 minutes, and then drain.

2). Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the remaining 2 Tbs. vinegar, 2 Tbs. oil, the remaining 1-1/2 tsp. sugar, the fish sauce, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Set aside. Combine the curry powder and 1/2 tsp. salt in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over both sides of the shrimp.

3). Heat the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. add the shrimp and cook, flipping once, until just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes total.

4).Add the shallot, mâche, apple, and cashews to the bowl with the vinaigrette, and toss to coat. Top with the shrimp, and serve immediately.

Source: Fine Cooking Winter Salad with Curried Shrimp, Apples, and Cashews