Saturday, August 10, 2013


If you read my blog on the regular basis and follow my instagram, I am pretty sure by now, you all know what a huge foodie I am. LA has more than a few great restaurants and Emil and I definitely take full advantage of this, sometimes maybe a little too much :) But the truth is, as much as I love going out to eat, I enjoy staying in and cooking something fun just as well. Since my schedule gets pretty crazy, I love it when I can carve out some time just to have a quiet evening all to myself, catch up on my reading, watch something mindlessly fluffy on TV, have a glass of wine and do a little cooking. I call these evenings my "mini celebrations", sort of like a gift to myself I suppose:)

This particular seafood salad, which happens to be one of my favorites, is absolutely delicious and super easy to make. I like to pair it with Sofia Monterey County Riesling because it really brings out the flavor of this wine, especially the delicate notes of pears, apricots, white peaches, green apples and pineapple. So, I hope you enjoy this recipe and please let me know if you have any questions!


4 cups of baby arugula leaves
1 pineapple
2 mangoes
1/2 Lb of fresh strawberries
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 fresh lime
1/2 Lb large shrimps 
2 table spoons of snipped fresh mint leaves + 3 or 4 leaves for garnish
4 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup of pecan halves
3 tablespoons of sesame seeds
coarse salt & black pepper to taste


Start by dicing pineapple, 1 mango and bell peppers into bite-size pieces and chopping strawberries in halves. Once you are done, combine diced pineapples, mango, bell peppers, strawberries, pecan halves and baby arugula leaves in a large bowl. Salt to taste. 

For the dressing, combine 1 diced mango, 2 table spoons of sesame seeds, 4 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil and 2 table spoons of mint leaves in a blender or food processor and blend until the mixture is completely smooth. 

Season shrimp with salt and black pepper to taste, grill for about 3 minutes, and immediately toss into the salad. Next, arrange the salad on a plate, drizzle with dressing and garnish with remaining sesame seeds and mint leaves. And voila, you are all done!

Calphalon immersion hand blender | Schmidt Brothers Cutlery bonded teak series knife, sold as a 7-piece set | Pier One Imports Antique Scroll dinner plate & San Marino oil bottle | Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Monterey County Riesling   

Thank you for reading
& Bon Appetit,


Marta Reche said...

I'll try it!!!

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Shandrese/ Natalia said...

this looks so delicious!!

Viktoria said...

looks amazing!

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Mona said...

wow this looks soo yummy <3
Love your blog and pictures so much. alsways an inspiration :-*

Luba Dimitrova said...

Looks so tasty and healthy !! Thanks for sharing !

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Ginger said...

how interesting to see you posting a recipe on your blog--i like it! this one looks delicious and like nothing i've yet tried

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Denisa said...

Oo, looks really yummy. Have a great weekend.

Kate Mirmanova said...

I adore posts like this! And mango is always delicious! I need to try your recipe.

Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

Seems really delicious and the pics are great!

Michèle Kruesi said...

looks super delicious

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Laura Girard said...

It looks delicious !
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Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

This looks so so delicious! Definitely have to try!

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Cory Scott said...

It looks super delicious!!

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Dominika Mrázová said...

Oh yummyyy!!! :)


Amazing post! You take great pictures.

Tijana J. Dominguez said...

I'm sure it tastes amazing as just it looks on the pictures! :)

danielle said...

love sofia! their champagne in the little can is so damn cute. that recipe look delicious!

Marta said...

Looks delicious!

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Deanna Glazebrook said...

Sounds amazing! I'll have to try it out :)

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Katya Marie said...

Wish I've read that post earlier I just ate. But I will try this out soon. Looks so yummy :)♥

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Tanya said...

amazing! I love that you posted a recipe. Looks great! So vibrant and fun!

P.S.LilyBoutique said...

Looks delicious! :) x

denimandglory said...

Looks delicious, I love summer salads.

Valérie said...

That looks SOOO delicious! I love seafood :) I'm definitely going to try this. Incredible pictures by the way!

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Brittany Williams said...

This looks lovely!!

Great post! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Brittany, xx

Winston Willow said...

Looks absolutely delicious and what fantastic photos! I will definitely have to try this x

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The Fashann Monster said...

I am definitely bookmarking this recipe. This so looks lush & delicious.

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Lison B. said...

ça donne trop faim! xx
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edloz73 said...

Looks fantastic!!!

Kristina Kersnauskaite said...

I love the wine glass, where is it from?

Lexi said...

This looks and sounds delicious!
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Ieva Adukeviciute said...

It think it's so tasty ;)
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Patricia said...


I love your wine glass, where did you get it from??? And please do more posts on cooking this is PERFECT!!!!

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Joanne Kennedy said...

Definitely want to try this!
Looks amazing!!

minnja said...

I have to try this. Yummy!


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Marinelle Waldorf said...

Looks delicious :D

Camille said...

Seems absolutely delicious

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Anonymous said...

its so good, thanks for this, i like it very much!

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