“You know the Shrimp-Shrimp-Shrimp Movie??”

25 04 2013

You forget the name of the Forest Gump movie ONCE and your husband never lets you forget it!! Every time we eat shrimp, my famous moment of “you know what movie I am talking about! The SHRIMP-SHRIMP-SHRIMP movie”, to which at the time Ken responded “No, I don’t understand crazy”. So this Thai Shrimp Salad is now dubbed the “Shrimp-Shrimp-Shrimp salad”

You know when you make something and it is SO good you have it every week until you are over it? This salad qualifies as one of those go-to delicious recipes EVERY SINGLE TIME. This is the time of year where you start craving fresh, light summer salads. As well, this is a make and eat in minutes and the flavours get better the next day in your lunch. Ken is usually a poo when it comes to fish for dinner…’Fish isn’t filling” but happily munches away on this because it is bulky and the avocado really does go a long way to making you feel satisfied.


I am having one of those pre-trip freak outs because I pulled out all my summer clothes hoping they fit. Old habits and old memories die hard and because my weight is stable this really shouldn’t be in my brain. It is crazy to think I had years upon years of massive anxiety over climate change and a change in wardrobe as a result. Everyone doesn’t love getting into a bathing suit at the beginning of the season.. there is the paste-y white skin, the leg hair, wondering if you are hanging out of the bathing suit, and the stark contrast from going from bulky cashmere and jeans to almost nakedness.. it is unnerving!

SO in anticipation of Cuba and my bikini, I cracked out this summer salad in the middle of a snow storm in April. Cilantro haters can completely ignore this post.

Thai Cilantro Avocado Shrimp Salad

2 avocados, diced
Lettuce of Choice (LOC), half or more of it – I use Boston
Cilantro, half a bunch chopped roughly
1 lb of shrimp, peeled and ready to eat

1/4 cup of olive oil
juice of two limes
2 cloves of garlic grated

Get out a huge mofo bowl.. wash all your veggie and toss into bowl. Add shrimp. In separate bowl combine fresh lime juice, olive oil, and garlic. Whirl until everything is emulsified. Pour over salad and toss. Add salt and pepper and maybe some hot cock sauce if you are feeling spicy. CONSUME
You can throw in anything into this salad to bulk it out.. I have seen it with edamame (not really paleo), or tomatoes, which I wouldn’t recommend if you are eating it next day because tomatoes have way too much water in them. HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE.. and don’t forget to shave your legs!

shrimp avocado



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