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Gazpacho Shrimp Salad

Description:
The red pepper-tomato dressing is poured into the bowl then the gazpacho salad is set on top and finished with quick-cooked shrimp and crunchy croutons.

Ingredients:
1-1/2 lb. fresh or frozen extra-large or jumbo shrimp, unpeeled
1 recipe Red Pepper-Tomato Dressing, below
5 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 medium green sweet pepper, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 English cucumber, chopped
2 cups purchased crushed croutons
Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Directions:
1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and de-vein. Fill large skillet 1/2 full with lightly salted water; bring to boiling. Add shrimp. Cook, uncovered, 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat. Let shrimp sit in water for 1 to 2 minutes or until opaque. Remove with slotted spoon; set aside to cool.

2. Prepare Red Pepper-Tomato Dressing. In large bowl toss together vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Divide dressing among 6 bowls. Top with vegetables, shrimp, croutons, and parsley. Makes 6 servings.

4. Red Pepper-Tomato Dressing: Drain 1, 12-oz. jar roasted red sweet peppers. In blender combine peppers, 2 large ripe tomatoes, quartered, 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 clove garlic, minced, and 1 teaspoon smoked paprika. Cover and blend until very smooth. Season with remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, salt, and pepper.

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