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Big Bang Shrimp Salad & Berry Lemonade

Shrimp Salad and Berry Lemonade

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Big Bang Shrimp Salad and Berry  Lemonade

What’s a big city girl to do now that she calls the South home? Embrace the slower pace, the nice weather earlier in the year and enjoy some sun tea or lemonade. Ahhh but in true big city girl fashion, using Country Time Lemonade Starters to speed up the process makes for a relaxed afternoon with a lovely glass of berry lemonade and my big bang shrimp salad.

Country Time Lemonade Starters

The South definitely has many perks, the weather being one. At this time of year in NYC, residence are lucky to see a 40-50 degree day but in the South a 70 degree day happens very often. Enjoying lunch or dinner on the deck reminds me of the ever popular sidewalk dining of NYC. I’m getting the best of both worlds. Great weather and moments of NYC nostalgia. 

Shrimp Salad and Berry Lemonade

When the weather is warm, a light salad is a perfect afternoon or early evening meal. Sure right now I can gobble a big steak as I am just 5 weeks shy of having a baby but light meals are definitely the way to go. I reserve my sweet tooth for something yummy. Enjoying my berry lemonade with my shrimp slaw salad was the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. 

The salad and the berry lemonade took me less than 30 minutes to prepare. Do you know how exciting that is for a tired mom to be who is also chasing around a two year-old? Just know 30 minute meals are major! 

Berry Lemonade

Have you ever made fresh lemonade? It is delicious but takes a good amount of time from adding ingredients, getting the right flavor and time to set. Any good fresh lemonade needs some times to set. Obviously Country Time Lemonade is aware of this and that’s what makes the Country TIme Lemonade Starters so good. They are really easy and convenient to make. You just add water, stir and your lemonade is ready to be poured over a glass of ice.

Big Bang Shrimp Salad & Berry  Lemonade

One thing I love is the addition of added fruits to my lemonade. I added raspberries, lemon and lime slices. The lemonade  was good on it’s own. The added fruits were a bonus and I love how they absorb the flavors of the actual berry lemonade. Enjoy your glass or in this case your mason jar (that’s how we do in the South) and then eat all the berries left on the bottom. We had a great time with our #PourMoreFun afternoon. 

Shrimp Salad and Berry Lemonade

As for the salad, stir fry the shrimp, grab some prepared asian slaw mix, canned baby corn and watercress and whip up a simple sauce. Combine all ingredients, pour in sauce and mix. Serve over open lettuce leaves. 

Big Bang Shrimp Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 16 oz raw shrimp, defrosted
  2. 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
  3. salt and pepper to taste
  4. 2 bags Asian slaw mix
  5. 1/2 can baby corn, cut-up
  6. 1/2 can cut watercress
  7. Sauce
  8. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  9. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  10. 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  11. 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  12. 2 teaspoons honey
Instructions
  1. Season shrimp with chinese five spice, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook until shrimp turns pink and shrimp curls. Remove tail shell and set shrimp aside.
  3. In large bowl combine slaw mix, baby carrots and watercress.
  4. Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and then add to slaw.
  5. Add cooked shrimp and mix well.
  6. Serve over open lettuce leaves.
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Big Bang Shrimp Salad with Berry Lemonade

Head to Walmart to pick up your favorite Country Time Lemonade Starter. This time we went with Berry which was so yummy. But I also picked up the classic lemonade and half lemonade/half ice tea starters. 

Berry Lemonade

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Elle
    April 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Yum, Everything looks delicious!!! I have to try that

    • Reply
      M J
      April 6, 2015 at 1:25 PM

      Thanks Elle. It was yummy. Thanks for stopping by.

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    LaShawn
    April 6, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    I’m saving this salad. Now that it’s getting warmer, salads are my go to meals some nights! And my husband LOVES shrimp!
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      M J
      April 7, 2015 at 11:53 PM

      Yes I love a good salad when it is warm. Salad and a side of lemonade always works.

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    Laila (@FrontRowMama)
    April 6, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Lemonade is my absolute favorite drink so I have to try this out. And this looks like a great spring/summer recipe. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      M J
      April 7, 2015 at 11:53 PM

      Give it a try Laila. I promise these Country Time Lemonade Starters taste like you cut and squeezed a bag of lemons. Oh so good. Thanks and enjoy the recipe.

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    Mimi
    April 6, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Making this for my first warm weather get together! Looks amazing
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      M J
      April 7, 2015 at 11:52 PM

      Thanks Mimi. It was yummy. Will definitely be a spring/summer favorite.

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    Holly
    April 7, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    That looks so good. Really pretty with all the colors.
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      M J
      April 7, 2015 at 11:51 PM

      Thanks Holly. It looks and tastes good.

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    Adanna
    April 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Big Bang salad looks so, so, so yummy! Yes, I’m a city girl and I miss the warm spring days from my brief Southern living. My kids love lemonade and this city mom don’t have a ton of time so I may have to cheat with this lemonade. That spread looks so yummy I want to come chat on the patio and grub 🙂
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      M J
      April 7, 2015 at 11:51 PM

      Come sit on the patio and have tea and salad with me. I miss the big city but definitely not the cold weather.

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    Alisha
    April 8, 2015 at 6:17 AM

    MJ this looks so delicious!!! I could live on shrimp and this is like the perfect Summer combo. Definitely need to try this one out b
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      M J
      April 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM

      Thanks Alisha. It was delicious and will definitely be a summer staple.

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    Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green
    April 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    OH MY GOSH I MUST HAVE THIS SALAD. I’m pinning this thang right now so I can make it this weekend. Yes!!!

    I’m a lover of lemonade and tea, maybe its the south in me. 😉
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      M J
      April 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM

      Enjoy Mimi. We made it again this weekend and used it to fill tacos. YUM!

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