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Ingredient: fresh lemon juice

Minted Peas

Minted Peas

Are peas paleo or not? Some say green legumes are ok on the paleo diet because the nutritional content outweighs the problems that lectins and phytates might cause. Personally, I’ve never really had a problem with peas. All I know is that when I was […]

Paleo Baba Ghanoush

Paleo Baba Ghanoush

Whether because of leaky gut, autoimmune issues, sensitivity to high concentrations of omega-6s, or even cross contamination, it turns out that many people have problems with sesame. But at least this paleo baba ghanoush can be back on the table! Back when I developed leaky […]

Danish shrimp salad

Danish shrimp salad

This traditional Danish shrimp salad is such a simple dish to make, and yet it is so delicious. The best shrimp are the tiny North Atlantic shrimp or Maine shrimp. Their delicate flavor doesn’t require much but a squeeze of lemon and a dollop of mayonnaise. If you can’t get small shrimp where you are, you can take larger ones and chop them up. Traditionally, they are served on top of the smørrebrød rye bread as an open-face sandwich, eaten with a fork and knife. You can easily replace the bread with a paleo version, or simply with some butter lettuce.

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Danish shrimp salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2-3 minutes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2-3 minutes
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  1. In a small pot over high heat, bring water to a boil. Add the shrimp, turn to medium-low and cook until they just turn opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. The construction of Danish smørrebrød, is an art in and of itself the assembly of these open-faces sandwiches is often written with very particular instructions. For instance, from the Danish Cook Book by the Solums family in regards to the bread, "butter must be spread on very thick and not even the tiniest corner of the buttered bread may show beneath the fillings you pile on." Did I mention that the Danes really love their butter?
  3. As for the shrimp salad, after buttering your bread (if you are using), you are then advised to "cut it into 3 triangle shaped pieces. Place a small piece of lettuce on the small corner." Next, place the sliced hard boiled eggs on top of the butter. Then, pile the shrimp "at least an inch high over the entire surface of the rest of the bread. Place a dot of mayonnaise on top and then a slice of lemon that had been sprinkled with paprika and twisted so it will stand high."
  4. If you don't have the time to get fancy (or you're just serving for yourself), you can simply squeeze some lemon on the shrimp and mayonnaise, then a dash of paprika, before garnishing with chives, dill or watercress.
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Paleo Shrimp Scampi

Paleo Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi sounds redundant, but in fact, scampi are actually prawns or lamgoustines. Not having access to this same species of shellfish here in the states, the Italians brought their scampi sauce from back home and cooked it with shrimp. Hence the name. This paleo […]