Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp Recipe | PBS Food

Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp


Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4



  • 4 corn tortillas (5-inch)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 lbs. medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 4 anchovy fillets rinsed and minced
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce (1 1/2 pounds) cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375° . Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush both sides with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then break into pieces.
  2. Heat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with remaining teaspoon each oil and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Lay shrimp flat on a broiler pan, and cook until browned and opaque throughout, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, parmesan, anchovies, and up to 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To serve, toss lettuce with dressing. Divide among plates, and top each with shrimp and broken tortillas. Garnish with more Parmesan.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 282 calories; 12.6 grams fat; 23.6 grams protein; 18.6 grams carbohydrates; 4.3 grams fiber
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