Saturday, April 24, 2010

Farmer's Market Day & Grilled Shrimp and Strawberry Salad

Today I headed to the local farmer's market to get some strawberries and mixed greens to make a salad for dinner tonight. The strawberries are from Houser Farms and the mixed greens came from Reba's Ridge Farm. I also picked up some white radishes and bib lettuce. Below is the salad I made. It's a salad I normally eat when we go to Firebird's for lunch. I think it actually turned out better than when I eat out. Probably becuase of the great local produce! I am really getting into this farmer's market thing. Everything tastes so much better when it's local and in season.

Grilled Shrimp and Strawberry Salad

Shrimp (larger shrimp is best)
Salt and pepper
Mixed Greens
Jicama - cut into sticks
Spiced Pecans
Sliced Strawberries
Goat Cheese Crumbles
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing


Clean, devein and remove tails from shrimp. Skewer shrimp and sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill until done (Approxomently 3 minutes per side). While shrimp is grilling, toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl and divide among plates.Remove shrimp from grill and divide evenly among plates, placing on top of salad. Enjoy!


  1. I got some fresh strawberries from a local vendor the other day and they were wonderful. I've been trying to get out to the farmers market. Hopefully I can this weekend possibly.

  2. Just went to a local farm and bought some freshly picked strawberries. Absolutely the best I have had so far this season! I am all about supporting our local farmer's market and hometown farms!