Spicy Shrimp Salad with Hazelnuts on Pear Wafers

Menu Part: 
Salad
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
24

A spicy shrimp salad with hazelnuts added for crunch makes a very pretty and refreshing appetizer. It is served on thin slices of pear with cilantro for garnish.

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
1⁄2 cup chopped Oregon hazelnuts
1 small can chipotles in adobo sauce
1⁄2 lb. Oregon shrimp meat
1 Oregon Anjou Pear
Cilantro sprigs, for garnish

Steps

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise and hazelnuts. Pour the chipotles into a blender (with about 1⁄2 cup of water) and blend until smooth. Whisk a little of the chipotle puree into the mayonnaise to desired level of spice. (Remaining chipotles can be reserved refrigerated for 2 weeks.)

2.Fold shrimp into the mayonnaise mixture until coated. Slice thin wafers from the pear and top each slice with a dollop of the shrimp mixture. Garnish with cilantro sprig and serve.

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