Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
Show: Extra Virgin
Episode: A Tuscan Remedy
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Shrimp, Watercress and Farro Salad
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
4 large servings or 6 small servings
Level:
Easy
Healthy
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
4 large servings or 6 small servings
Level:
Easy
Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro (emmer wheat)
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh shrimp, deveined, thoroughly rinsed and patted dry
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced, seeds removed
  • One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed

Directions

Soak the farro in warm water for about 20 minutes. Drain and rinse well. Pour into a medium saucepan with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Cover the pot and bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Add a pinch of salt and cook for about 30 minutes. The farro should be soft but have a slight chew to it. Drain to remove excess water, and then transfer to a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Set aside. 

Preheat the broiler. 

Toss the shrimp with 2 more tablespoons olive oil, some salt, pepper and the lime juice. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and broil for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Let cool slightly. 

Make the salad dressing by combining the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, the mint, lemon juice and some salt and pepper in a small jar. Cover and shake to combine. 

Toss together the farro, beans and watercress in a large bowl with half of the dressing. Season with salt and pepper. To plate, transfer the salad to a large platter and top with the shrimp. Serve with the remaining dressing on the side.

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