Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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You'll think you've taken a vacation when you serve this tropical salad with key lime-marinated grilled shrimp with grilled bananas and pineapple!
head Butter lettuce (or FreshExpress® Sweet Tender Greens™ salad mix)
- 1/4 cup
Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup
Key lime juice
clove Garlic, minced
Green onion, minced
- 1/4 tsp.
- 1 pinch
large Shrimp, cleaned and butterflied (with shells and tails)
- 1 Tbsp.
- 4 whole
Chiquita Bananas, unpeeled, sliced in half lengthwise
fresh Chiquita Pineapple, top and bottom cut off, cored and quartered lengthwise
- 1/4 cup
toasted Coconut or chopped Macadamia nuts, optional
best Key Lime Shrimp Salad with Grilled Bananas Recipe
Divide lettuce on individual dinner-size plates; set aside. In a jar with a tight fitting lid combine the oil, key lime juice, garlic, green onion and seasoned salt and allspice. Pour about half of this dressing/marinade into a medium size bowl. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Add honey to the remaining dressing/marinade in the jar; shake well. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Baste the cut sides of the pineapple with the marinade and place a cut side of the pineapple quarters on hot pan. Grill 2 minutes per cut side, then place alongside edge of lettuce on plates. Baste the banana halves with the dressing/marinade and place cut side down on hot grill pan. Cook about 2 minutes or until brown grill marks appear. Add grilled bananas to the plates. Place marinated shrimp on the same hot grill pan; discard the marinade in the shrimp bowl. Cook for 2 minutes per side then add to the salads. Drizzle remaining key lime-honey dressing/marinade (from jar) over salad and top with toasted coconut or chopped Macadamia nuts, if desired. Serve immediately.
Serving Suggestion: Place a pretty empty bowl in the center of the table for diners to place shrimp shells and fruit peels into as they enjoy their meal.
Beverage Pairings: Try with a fruity beer or a frosty mojito.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories 340; Total Fat 15 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 11 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 65 mg; Potassium 860 mg; Total Carbohydrates 49 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Total Sugars 30 g; Protein 8 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 30%; Vitamin B6 30%; Vitamin C 100%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 10%.