Crispy Turkey and Shrimp Salad

Crispy Turkey Shrimp Salad
Menu Part: 
Cuisine Type: 

A crunchy, crispy salad, satisfying as a meal. The turkey and shrimp, along with the Asian flavors and colorful vegetables, make this salad a sure palate pleaser.


2 tbsp. soy sauce
1⁄2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 1⁄2 cups olive oil
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
20 oz. mushrooms, halved
Oil for frying, as needed
2 lb. turkey breast, cut into 3⁄4-in. chunks
24 oz. small shrimp, shelled and deveined
4 cups Japanese bread crumbs
2 tbsp. olive oil
24 oz. rice noodles, prepared according to package
16 cups mesclun mix
4 cups napa cabbage, shredded
4 cups carrots, shredded
3 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1 cup almonds, sliced
1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped
Cilantro, for garnish
Almonds, sliced, for garnish


1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, 11⁄2 cups oil and red pepper flakes. Season to taste; reserve.

2. Brush mushrooms with oil and broil or grill until golden.

3. In batches, toss turkey and shrimp with breadcrumbs until thoroughly coated; shake off excess. In a deep pan or wok, heat 2 tablespoons oil and fry turkey and shrimp until golden and cooked through.

4. In a large bowl, combine noodles, mesclun, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, almonds and cilantro. Add turkey, shrimp and mushrooms and toss thoroughly with reserved vinaigrette.

5. Mound salad on a plate and garnish with cilantro and almonds.

More From FoodService Director

Managing Your Business
coffee barista

Whether it’s a morning routine, an afternoon pick-me-up or an evening social ritual, few things are as universally appealing as coffee. Sixty-five percent of respondents in Technomic’s 2016 Beverage Consumer Trend Report say they ordered a cup of hot joe from a foodservice location in the past month, and 59% say the same about cold coffee. Everyone has an opinion about what makes it good, whether it’s a low price, a unique blend or a friendly barista.

“Coffee is so personal. There are a lot of people that are Dunkin’ fans. There’s a lot of Starbucks people,” says James Dravenack,...

Ideas and Innovation
star wars storm trooper

My favorite event—because I’m kind of dorky—is our “May the fourth be with you” (aka “Star Wars”) day on May 4. The whole dining team dresses up, and we offer things like Chewbaklava, Boba Fettuccine and BB-8 Buckeyes. We had a guest cry because they got to take a picture with Chewy.

Menu Development
spilled coffee beans glasses

Following an initial test at the end of May, Starbucks announced that more than 500 of its stores will be pouring nitro coffee by the end of summer. Capitalizing on the cold-brew coffee trend—which reached $7.9 million in sales in 2015 on 115% growth from the previous year, according to researcher Mintel—select U.S. cafes will give up the counter space to serve the creamy, nitrogen-infused java made from the cold-brew base. But how did nitro become the hottest new thing in coffee?

Bringing the bar to coffeehouses

It was the chrome double tap, similar to a bar’s beer tap, and the...

Ideas and Innovation
tray number

We created lucky tray days to help create an experience surrounding our brand. The trays are numbered; we pick a number and the winner receives a free lunch. We’ve enlisted the help of one of our coaches, who calls out the random lucky winner, and it drums up a lot of excitement.

FSD Resources