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Serves : 10

Mint adds a refreshing punch to Michel Benasra's warm shrimp appetizer. It's inspired by a salad Benasra enjoys at a favorite restaurant in the south of France. Plus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small bowl, whisk 7 1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil with the sherry vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2    

Heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened and just beginning to brown, about 7 minutes. Add the shrimp, mint, raisins, cumin and a pinch each of salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the shrimp are pink, about 7 minutes.

Step 3    

In a large bowl, toss the mesclun with the dressing and mound on 10 plates. Scatter the shrimp over the salads.

Suggested Pairing

Open with a crisp lean white, such as a Pinot Grigio. Try Doro Princic or Santa Margherita.

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