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Warm Salad Of Feta Cheese And Tomatoes With Garlic Shrimp

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Ingredients
  Arugula 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Curly endive head 1 Small
  Red leaf lettuce head 1 Large
  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Pound
  Olive oil 10 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 6 Tablespoons)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed through a press (Medium Cloves)
  Shrimp 1 Pound, shelled but with tails left on (24 Medium Sized)
  Salt To Taste
  Cherry tomatoes 1 Pint (About 20 In Number)
  Minced fresh oregano 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
Directions

1. Trim away the ends and any wilted outer leaves of the arugula, endive and red leaf lettuce. Separate the leaves, wash them well and dry. Tear the leaves into bite-size pieces, wrap and refrigerate. (The greens can be prepared up to 1 day ahead.)
2. Rinse the feta of its salty brine, pat dry and crumble. Reserve at room temperature for up to 2 hours. When you are ready to complete the salad, toss the greens and feta together in a large bowl.
3. In a medium nonreactive skillet, combine 1/4 cup of the olive oil and the garlic. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, until the garlic begins to sizzle gently, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, season with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until they are pink, curled and opaque, about 5 minutes. Do not let the garlic brown. With a slotted spoon, leaving as much garlic behind in the skillet as possible, transfer the shrimp to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.
4. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons olive oil, the cherry tomatoes and oregano to the skillet. Cook over moderate heat, tossing and stirring gently, until the tomatoes are heated through and the oregano fragrant, about 5 minutes.
5. Add the vinegar to the pan, increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the contents of the skillet over the greens and feta in the bowl and toss well.
6. Divide the salad among 6 plates. Garnish each salad with 4 shrimp, season generously with pepper and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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