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Buffalo Shrimp

Buffalo Shrimp

You’ve had Buffalo wings. You’ve had Buffalo Ranch dressing, maybe over coleslaw or another salad. But have you ever tried Buffalo shrimp? The light crunch of the shrimp is a perfect vehicle for the bold flavor of the sauce, and the effect is a nice twist on the typical uses for Buffalo flavor. And that’s without mentioning all the nutrition you’ll get from the shrimp – they really are full of the good stuff.

For the Buffalo sauce, you can use your own – or if you don’t already have a favorite Paleo way to make it, there’s one in the first recipe on this page.

If you do dairy, you could always go for the classic addition and sprinkle a little bleu cheese over the salad – but if not, it’s still a tasty and much healthier substitute for deep-fried wings coated in sauce full of mystery ingredients. And as an extra bonus, you don’t even have to get Buffalo sauce all over everything within 3 feet of your mouth to enjoy the taste! Try it with some grilled or baked sweet potatoes, or maybe some bacon-roasted cauliflower for an extra side, and dig in. Adapted from add a pinch.

Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 12 min.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined;
  • 1 clove garlic, minced;
  • 4 cups mixed greens;
  • ⅓ cup Buffalo sauce (if you don’t have a favorite recipe, use the one in the first recipe on this page);
  • 1 small red onion, sliced;
  • 1 cucumber, sliced;
  • 6 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved;
  • Cooking fat;
Shrimp preparation

Preparation

  1. Melt cooking fat in a skillet placed over a medium heat.
  2. Add the shrimp and garlic, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the buffalo sauce. Cook for another 2 minutes and set aside.
  4. Serve the shrimp over the salad greens topped with cucumber, tomatoes, and onion.
  5. Drizzle any remaining sauce on top.