National Shrimp Day | Key Lime Shrimp Salad – The Foodie Patootie

National Shrimp Day | Key Lime Shrimp Salad

I am very fortunate to not be allergic to anything. My husband Mike, however, is allergic to shrimp. What a sad sad existence to be allergic to shrimp. It’s my absolute favorite seafood. I can’t get enough of shrimp tacos, fried shrimp, and shrimp scampi.

I’ve told Mike that he’s unlucky to be allergic to shrimp, but being that he doesn’t quite know what he’s missing, I guess it’s not as bad for him. But, gosh, if I developed an allergy to shrimp, I don’t know what I’d do. It would be like the end of my life as I know it.

National Shrimp Day | Key Lime Shrimp Salad

In the same day that I made Shrimp Scampi Galletti for lunch, I used the rest of the shrimp and made this Key Lime Shrimp Salad for dinner. A day consisting of lots of shrimp is essentially the best day ever.

These grilled shrimps are tart and slightly spicy and the best thing for this salad. I used my favorite bottled dressing, Ken’s Steakhouse Italian, and then went back for seconds. I’ve never eaten so many shrimp in one day in my life.

National Shrimp Day | Key Lime Shrimp Salad

Key Lime Shrimp Salad


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 2 key limes
  • Juice of 1 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 20 large pre-cooked shrimp, tails removed
  • Hot sauce
  • Red chili flakes
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped


  1. Place a grill pan on medium heat with butter and oil. Allow butter to melt and then add garlic, cooking until fragrant.
  2. Add key lime juice, lime juice, zest, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until bubbling. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp get nice grill lines on both sides. Add desired amount of hot sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Serve shrimp over chopped romaine and sprinkle with desired amount of red chili flakes.

2 Responses to “National Shrimp Day | Key Lime Shrimp Salad”

  1. Leslie — May 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    This salad sounds right up my alley. I love that you love shrimp SO much but that must really suck since you can never fix it for *both* you and Mike. Stupid allergies…but I feel his pain with many other foods.
    Pretty pretty pictures and I love the simplicity of this recipe!

    • Jennifer — June 30th, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

      Poor Mike. The thing is that he just doesn’t quite know what he’s missing. He’s never fully experienced shrimp. Having your allergies would make me so sad. I mean, it already does for YOU.

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