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Spicy Citrus Caesar Salad


Ingredients:

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined*

1/2 teaspoon original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt



Croutons:

2 tablespoons butter

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce

3 cups French bread cubes



Dressing:

3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil



Salad:

6 cups cut-up Romaine lettuce

1/2 cup shredded or flaked Parmesan cheese



*If desired, substitute 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts for shrimp.

Directions:

For the shrimp:

Combine shrimp with Tabasco sauce and salt in a large bowl; toss to mix well. Cook shrimp mixture in a 10-inch hot skillet over medium-high heat, until lightly browned on all sides and tender, stirring occasionally.



For the croutons:

Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add garlic and Tabasco sauce. Cook 3 minutes; remove garlic. Add bread cubes to a skillet; toss to mix well. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently or until bread is golden and crisp.



For the dressing:

Combine lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, Dijon, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil until well blended.



For the salad:

Toss romaine, Parmesan cheese, croutons and dressing in a large bowl; toss to mix well.

Spicy Citrus Caesar Salad