Shrimp and Green Bean Salad with Marjoram
- SERVINGS: 12
- 2 bay leaves
- Two 3-inch strips lemon zest
- Fine sea salt or kosher salt
- 2 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 2 1/4 pounds thin green beans or haricots verts
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped marjoram
- Freshly ground pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the bay leaves, zest and 3 tablespoons of sea salt. Add the shrimp and cook until they start to curl, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to a bowl to cool. Cut the shrimp in half lengthwise and return to the bowl.
- Bring the water back to a boil and add the green beans. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and refresh them under cold water. Discard the bay leaves and lemon zest. Pat the beans dry and add them to the shrimp.
- In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice, parsley, marjoram, 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper until well combined. Pour the dressing over the shrimp and green beans and toss well to coat. Transfer the salad to a large platter and serve.
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