Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
is a four-time James Beard award-winning chef and author of the 1-2-3 cookbook series and Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease.
It's easy to create exciting, brilliant flavors while avoiding megawatt spice and chile fire. Let fresh garlic lend its trademark warmth, and let lemons add mouth-tingling acidity. These tastes are perfect for Fourth of July celebrations, when we're slaking our thirst with lemonade or salty margaritas, either of which would be a great accompaniment for my colorful Shrimp, Chorizo, and Corn Salad.
This dish sizzles with global influences coalescing into a meal that tastes surprisingly American. Cooked in only four minutes in a superhot pan, the salad can be prepared several hours ahead and served at room temperature—ideal for outdoor entertaining. Enjoy the fireworks!