This is really an easy and quick recipe. It’s great for those days that you’re feeling like a bum and not really wanting to cook (or do anything). Really, the only thing that needs to be cooked is the shrimp, but if you’re feeling super lazy, you don’t even need to cook the shrimp — just get shrimp that’s already cooked in those party platters!
I’m in Iowa, which means fresh shrimp is not even an option, so instead I get the frozen raw shrimp in a bag (you can buy frozen cooked shrimp in a bag too, or get the shrimp cocktail platters that they have in grocery stores). It takes about 4 minutes to cook shrimp, I just steam them. I’m not really good with giving detailed cooking instructions because I don’t measure anything, I just “eye-ball” it (this is probably why I can’t bake).
You can cook the shrimps in a variety of ways. Here are the list of things you’ll need (you can substitute any of the ingredients):
- shrimp (cooked)
- lime or lemon
- extra virgin olive oil
- red bell pepper
- red pepper flakes
- salt and fresh ground black pepper
The bulk of the work is just chopping. Once you’ve chopped everything up, just put it altogether in a big bowl to mix it up really good. Adjust it to your taste preferences! See, quick and very minimal work involved, a super lazy lunch! The best part is that since it’s a salad, you can refrigerate it for later and not have to worry about heating it up (great for work if you bring lunch from home).