Shrimp & Fig Salad Recipe

A healthy salad from The Silver Spoon cookbook.


1 lb. 2 oz. langoustines or jumbo shrimps
4 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon, strained
Juice of 1/2 grapefruit, strained
Dash of Tabasco sauce
4 tbsp olive oil
1 melon, halved and seeded
4 fresh figs, peeled
1 bunch of arugula
Salt and pepper


Step 1: Bring a pan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the langoustines or shrimps and cook for 2-5 minutes, until tender. Drain and peel, then set aside.

Step 2: Place tomatoes in a food processor with the lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and Tabasco, season with salt and pepper, and process to a purée.

Step 3: Pour the sauce into a bowl and gradually whisk in the olive oil. Using a melon baller or teaspoon, scoop out about 40 small balls of melon flesh.

Step 4: Using a dampened knife, cut each fig into four wedges. To serve, lightly toss together the arugula, figs, langoustines or shrimps, and melon balls. Spoon over the sauce and serve.

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Reprinted with permission from The Silver Spoon, $59.95 (2011 Phaidon).

Edward Park