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Chef Jeff Mann

Shrimp, Crab & Avocado Lemonette

by Jeff Mann - Dallas, TX | Written on May 24, 2012

Come in today until June 27th to help support Make-A-Wish® when you order our Shrimp, Crab and Avocado Lemonette or any one of our Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish featured dishes.

Fresh Shrimp and Crab tossed in a Lemon Vinaigrette with Crunchy Red Peppers, Onions, and chives mixed with Arugula and Smoked Bacon served on seasoned California Avocado slices

1/2 Avocado, Ripe, cut into 4 wedges
1 tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
6 Shrimp, 26/30, precooked, cooled & sliced in ½ lengthwise
2 oz Crab Meat, Jumbo Lump
1 Tbsp Rocket Arugula
2 Tbsp Lemonette Dressing, see recipe below
Smoked Bacon, cooked cut ½” pieces
1 tsp Chopped Chives
1 Tbsp Lemonette Dressing , see recipe below
2 Tbsp Croutons

Lemonette Dressing:
3 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 Tbsp Garlic Puree
1/4 Cup Red Onions, Diced Raw ¼”
1/4 Cup Red Peppers, Diced Raw ¼”
1/2 Tbsp Fresh Basil, Finely Chopped
Pinch of Salt & Pepper

1. Combine the Lemon Juice, Mayonnaise, Garlic Puree, Dijon Mustard, and Salt & Pepper in a Blender and slowly drizzle the Olive Oil into the base until completely emulsified. Place mixture into a small container.
2. Add the finely diced red peppers, red onions, and chopped basil into the dressing and mix well.

Cooking Instructions:
1. Slice the Avocado half into 4 equal wedges and carefully peel back the skin.
2. Season all for slices with Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Place the slices in the bowl pointing out into 4 different directions.
3. In a small mixing bowl combine the Halved Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Rocket Arugula, Lemonette, Smoked Bacon Pieces, and Chopped Chives. Toss the ingredients together gently and place them into the center of the salad bowl on top of the Avocado Slices.
4. Place ½ oz of the Lemonette Dressing on the Avocado Slices and crush two pieces of Croutons over the top of the salad in the center.

More dishes available until June 27th:

Chicken Romano
Herb & Asiago-Crust, Artichokes, Tomatoes, Angel Hair, White Wine Lemon Sauce

Veal Meatball Bolognese
Gnocchi, Italian Sausage, Beef, Tomatoes, Parmesan

Grilled Mahi Mahi & Shrimp
Orzo, Snap Peas, Radishes, Citrus & Herb Vinaigrette

Fresh Berry Tiramisu
Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Fresh Berry Sauce

Maggiano’s Little Italy will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish from each select menu item sold ($.50 from the special lemonade).

  • atrudel

    Yum…thanks for the recipe!

  • kimberlyjoe

    Is this a single serving?

  • Singertams

    Looks declicious! Can’t wait to try…

  • Singertams

    Looks declicious! Can’t wait to try…

  • Nina

    I think so!

  • Nanarine30

    Had this for lunch. Delicious!  Had the Fresh Berry Tiramisu (shared) for dessert. OMG!!

  • Fredandmara

    Wow! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Please continue!

  • Rene

    just printed the recipe can’t wait to try it myself!

  • Marilu01

    The first recipe looks sumptuous! Please post the others — we’re sure they will be equally delicious. I love Maggiano’s for many years – from the time  I was a kid in Chicago

  • John R. Sykes

    It would be nice to grt recipes for the other entres, also!!!

  • Glorialenzi

    Looks and almost smells delicious,

  • Mdykiel

    Are any of your recipes Weight Watcher Points Plus acceptable?

  • Lynn

    One clarification — do you really mean to say 1 Tbsp of rocket/arugula?  Seems like an ingredient that would be measured in cups and that there would be a lot more of it than 1 Tbsp based on the photo.  (I love arugula, so even if you don’t respond, I’m gonna use LOTS more! ;)

  • Jsspam

     I would love just to be able to see the menu’s nutritional info.

  • Desiree Aguirre

    thank you for the recetas!! Voy a disfrutar bien mucho las ensaladas!!

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