Grilled Romaine with Cumin-Grilled Shrimp and Caesar Dressing
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 36 large gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  3. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  4. 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  5. 4 large romaine hearts, halved lengthwise
  6. ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  8. 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  9. 1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  10. Caesar Dressing, recipe follows
Instructions
  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (350 to 400). In a large bowl, combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, cumin, and 1 teaspoon salt; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, drizzle romaine hearts with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. Place romaine hearts, cut side down, on grill over direct heat. Grill 45 seconds to 1 minute; remove from grill, and set aside to cool. Add reserved shrimp to grill, and cook until pink and firm, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  4. Chop lettuce, discarding stems. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese, and desired amount of Caesar Dressing. Toss to combine.
  5. Divide lettuce mixture among 6 plates. Top with shrimp, and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. According to the USDA, people with health problems, the very young, the elderly, and pregnant women should avoid eating foods containing raw eggs. Pasteurized eggs can be substituted, if necessary.
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Caesar Dressing
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Ingredients
  1. 3 anchovy fillets
  2. 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  3. 3 large egg yolks (see note)
  4. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  6. 1 cup vegetable oil
  7. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  10. 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In the work bowl of a food processor, combine anchovies, garlic, egg yolks, lemon juice, and vinegar; blend until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. With machine running, add oil in a slow, steady stream until all is incorporated. Add cheese, sugar, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne; blend until smooth.
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