Shrimp salad with hot bacon fat dressing

Shrimp salad with hot bacon fat dressing

My grandmother used to make a variation of this with the bacon fat she rendered. As a child, I adored it, and now I understand why! All of that yummy, satiating fat was exactly what my body craved.

Shrimp salad with hot bacon fat dressing

My grandmother used to make a variation of this with the bacon fat she rendered. As a child, I adored it, and now I understand why! All of that yummy, satiating fat was exactly what my body craved.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Spinach salad
  • 6 oz. 175 g fresh spinach
  • 2 oz. 50 g bacon, chopped
  • 2 2 hard-boiled egg, choppedhard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 lb 450 g medium shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 oz. 30 g parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)
Hot bacon fat dressing
  • ½ cup 125 ml bacon fat or light olive oil
  • ¼ cup 60 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Wash the spinach and remove tough ends. Dry the leaves. Divide the spinach evenly among the plates.
  2. Fry the bacon in a pan on medium high heat until crispy.
  3. Top spinach with hard-boiled eggs and bacon divided evenly.
  4. Pat the shrimp dry with a towel to remove as much moisture as possible. In a large skillet, melt the ghee over high heat. Toss the shrimp into the skillet and saute for 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are bright pink and thoroughly cooked.
  5. Divide the shrimp among the plates, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Use a small saucepan to heat the bacon fat. Whisk in the apple cider vinegar and remaining ingredients. Serve warm and mix just before pouring.
  7. Dress salad plates with hot bacon fat vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Tip!

The dressing can be made ahead of time and warmed just before serving.

Can refrigerate for up to 10 days. I like to store it in a mason jar so that I can shake it really well just before pouring it over my plate. At times we add a bit of grilled or roasted meat for a little more protein.

Video

Cooking keto with Dr. David Diamond

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23 comments

  1. sherry
    I love too but will like to know how much it cost after the free month
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Our membership is $9 a month after the 30 day free trial. You can see more about the benefits here - https://www.dietdoctor.com/new-member
  3. Jackie
    Spinach salad with hot bacon fat dressing...no prawns are listed on the ingredients.
  4. Cindy
    I know, right. Noticed that as well.
  5. Karen
    Hmmm, what was with the SHRIMP pictured on the plate?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hmmm, what was with the SHRIMP pictured on the plate?

    If you watch the video, you can see the variation as made by Kristie and Dr Diamond. Adding shrimp or chicken is a nice way to add protein to transform this from a side dish to a stunning entree salad.

  7. Billie
    This salad is absolutely amazing. It is one of the best salads I think I have ever had. Popping with color and flavor! I used 5 medium pre-cooked/cleaned prawns during the salad prep and poured the hot dressing on top of them and the salad. The only problem I had was while making the dressing you must whisk the dijon mustard into the bacon grease because it will bead and seperate from the bacon grease if you don't. Thank you for such a great salad recipe
    !
  8. Sharon
    Do you count the first or second number for fat and protein when logging into carb manager?
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do you count the first or second number for fat and protein when logging into carb manager?

    Enter the grams, not the %ages.

  10. Pickles
    Hello, I am using the metric system, it says :

    1.5 liters fresh spinach
    75 ml parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)

    I'm trying to convert this to grams, as solids are usually in Kg/g and liquids are usually in L/ml.
    It would make it easier while shopping if I knew these measurements in Grams. I've looked for a conversion system on google but the ones I've found don't seem accurate.

  11. Steven
    I'am using the metric system also, how much is 1 liter of spinach in grams ?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'am using the metric system also, how much is 1 liter of spinach in grams ?

    1 liter of spinach is 127 grams.
    https://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/food-volume-to-weight

  13. Amanda
    Are you supposed to measure the ounces of bacon before cooking or after cooking
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Are you supposed to measure the ounces of bacon before cooking or after cooking

    Since it specifies chopped bacon, this is 2oz cooked and chopped bacon.

  15. Dina
    Hi Kristin
    The photo show shrimp but non is mentioned in the recipe.
    How much shrimp do you add?
    Reply: #16
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi Kristin
    The photo show shrimp but non is mentioned in the recipe.
    How much shrimp do you add?

    That would be up to your personal preference depending on how much protein you wish to add.

  17. Bonnie
    This is scrumptious! Totally satisfying! Thank you! Didn’t know keto could taste so good!
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This is scrumptious! Totally satisfying! Thank you! Didn’t know keto could taste so good!

    This is a favorite in our family as well!

  19. Patricia
    There is a food allergy in my home. What can I use as a shrimp substitute?
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    There is a food allergy in my home. What can I use as a shrimp substitute?

    You can use any other meat/protein that sound appealing to you.

  21. Linda
    I cant eat anything with shellfish as I am highly allergic to anything that is in a shell. Some fish I am okay with. I am a diet doctor member but I have not had much success with it. I know I am doing something wrong so I hope your plan will work. I am on the edge of being Type 2 diabetic as well as I suffer from high blood pressure and Crohn's. Thank you for any help you can give me as I need to lose about 50 lbs.
    Thank you,
    Linda
    Reply: #22
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I cant eat anything with shellfish as I am highly allergic to anything that is in a shell. Some fish I am okay with. I am a diet doctor member but I have not had much success with it. I know I am doing something wrong so I hope your plan will work. I am on the edge of being Type 2 diabetic as well as I suffer from high blood pressure and Crohn's. Thank you for any help you can give me as I need to lose about 50 lbs.
    Thank you,
    Linda

    I would recommend getting started with our two week challenge. Where you see shellfish, you can swap out for other protein of your choice.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/get-started

  23. Irene
    I loved this salad, will be come a favourite.

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