Cucumber, Celeriac and Citrus Salad with Warm Rock Shrimp

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  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tablespoons Dijon

2 minced shallots

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 english cucumber, very thinly sliced

2 large heads celeriac, peeled and fine julienned

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/3 cup sliced scallions

1 pound rock shrimp, rinsed and patted dry

2 navel or other large oranges, segmented

1 grapefruit, segmented

2 limes, segmented

1 lemon, segmented

Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. For the Cucumber, Celeriac and Citrus Salad: In a non-reactive saucepan, reduce the orange juice by 80 percent, until a syrupy consistency is reached. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together the Dijon, soy, vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss some of the vinaigrette to coat the celeriac and the rest to coat the cucumbers. Check for seasoning. Using a stainless steel or plastic o-ring (3-inch diameter, 2 inches tall), line with cucumbers then fill with celeriac salad. In a saute pan, add olive oil and caramelize scallions. Add shrimp and season. Cook for 3 minutes and add the citrus, just to warm, 1 minute. Check for seasoning. Top celeriac with warm shrimp. Remove o-ring and drizzle orange syrup around.