CITRUS SHRIMP SALAD with Sesame Seed Oil

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CITRUS SHRIMP SALAD with Sesame Seed Oil

[Serving four]

12 oz shrimps

½ onion

½ avocado

1 blood orange, segmented and diced

1 grape fruit, segmented and diced

1 tablespoon chives, chopped

1½ tablespoons quality sesame seed oil

Pinches of red orach for decor

Icelandic shrimps are quite small, but exceptionally full in flavor and pleasantly juicy. They were not fished much in former times, but nowadays they are greatly favored by exacting gourmands all over the country.

For this salad chop the onion, avocado, blood orange, and grapefruit segments into small cubes. Mix thoroughly with the shrimps, sesame seed oil and chives. Care must be taken not to crush the avocado cubes, as they tend to be somewhat soft. Because of this, it may be advisable to add the avocado only when all the other ingredients have been mixed together, gently folding it in. Season the mixture to taste with salt and pepper.This dish is really fine for starters. It is served in rather small portions and therefore ideally in small vessels, such as Chinese porcelain spoons, which can contain the appropriate amount of salad and are also very satisfying to the eye. Sprinkle a pinch of red orach on top for décor.

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