Spicy Shrimp and Green Apple Salad

Hello all! =) As the days get hotter, I start making more salads and cold food items.  Today I wanted to share this spicy shrimp green apple salad from Serious Eats.  I made a few modifications to it, but overall its mostly the same.  Its a very refreshing recipe, and I can see myself making more of this as summer progresses

Spicy Shrimp and Green Apple Salad

What I actually made:


For poaching the shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 pounds large or jumbo shrimp (21-25 count), peeled and deveined
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons salt

For the salad itself:

  • Poached shrimp
  • 2 large on-the-vine tomatoes
  • 2 large shallots
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples
  • Chili powder
  • juice of 1 lime (+ zest)
  • 3tbsp Fish sauce
  • ~10 almonds, unroasted and unsalted
  • Cilantro, 3 stems


  1. Poach the shrimp with water and salt at 160F-180F. Put into a large bowl
  2. Cut tomatoes into 1/2 inch wedges. Put on top of the shrimp
  3. Peel the shallots (or red onion) and slice them lengthwise very thinly and add them to the shrimp bowl.
  4. Cut the apples into 1/8inch matchsticks and add to the shrimp bowl.
  5. Season with chili powder, juice, and fish sauce. The amounts provided is what I used, but if you like your salad saltier, add more fish sauce etc. Use your own judgement. Toss to coat.
  6. Add the almonds and cilantro. Toss (optional). Serve.
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