Sunday, April 1, 2012

FFwD - Crab and Grapefruit Salad

Shrimp and Grapefruit Salad
I'm struggling to find the words to tell you how much I like this salad!  I've served it twice, once made with crab and again made with shrimp.  If I lived someplace with easy access to fresh, delicious crab I'm sure that would be wonderful but here in land-locked Oklahoma what I bought was expensive and mediocre.  And yet the salad was good.

For a quick and easy supper with friends I served it with precooked shrimp.  I put it together in under 20 minutes, I'm getting that good at supreming citrus!  Did I say to add avocado as Dorie suggests in her bonne idee?

For the one and a half tablespoon of olive oil I used chili infused olive oil for a little kick.  We've already had it twice and this summer I'm sure it will be a regular at our house.

When visiting family recently in Tennessee Gary's amazing aunt gave us 4 pounds of pecans.  These are pecans she picked up off the ground under her friend's tree and cracked and froze.  Can you believe someone would be so kind and generous?  We are so fortunate to have this nice lady in our lives!

Pecan Tart ala Aunt Ellen
Don't forget to go to the French Friday website and see what the other cooks thought!


  1. Both photos look so good. I passed on this week's recipe, but I think with
    a few substitutions I may be able to get around the recipe. That pecan
    tart is beautiful. 4 pounds of pecans, wow, you are really lucky.

  2. This was a lovely salad - and I enjoyed it very much.

    The tart looks amazing - what an amazing gift of all those pecans!

  3. Both of these look fabulous!! I'll have to give the salad a try for sure - right up my alley. :) What a lovely gift of pecans. It has to be a lot of work shelling those for sure. You are very lucky to have her in your lives.

  4. I think you salad looks great, and I'm glad to know it works well with shrimp too. What a gorgeous pecan tart. Is it sweet or savory?

  5. Pecans are my favorite nut - I would be sending Gary's aunt pralines and mini pies to thank her too! Glad to hear you LOVED the salad. I need to try it with shrimp - maybe "cooking" it in the citrus first ceviche style.

  6. Kudos for making the salad twice! I was surprised how good this was as well!

  7. OMG - that pecan tart is making my sweet tooth come out! The salad looks wonderful too, can't wait to try it this week. I took a digital photography workshop this last weekend and was thinking about your photography project. I can send you my workshop sheets if you are interested in his recommendations and reading list.

  8. That pecan tart looks amazing! We really loved this salad and will definitely make it again! Yours looks beautiful! I bet it was great with shrimp!
    Gary’s aunt reminded me of my mother…Picking those pecans off the ground, cracking them and then giving them to you brought her joy!