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Grilled Shrimp Louie with Smoky Thousand Island Dressing

Course Main Course, Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author WhollyCupcake


Smoky Thousand Island Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free ketchup I used Heinz
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp erythritol or sugar free sweetener of your choice
  • 1 tsp good quality mustard I used garlic aioli mustard from Trader Joes
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • salt and pepper to taste

Grilled Shrimp

  • 20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • 4 cups mixed spring greens
  • 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 large eggs medium boiled(place eggs in boiling water and leave for 6 minutes, leave under cold running water to cool approx 3-5 mins.)

Grilled Fennel Bulb

  • 1 fennel bulb cleaned and quartered
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat grill to high.


  • Combine the mayo, ketchup, creme fraiche, lemon juice, erythritol, mustard, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, and liquid smoke in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Chill in fridge until rest of salad is assembled, then you can adjust the seasoning if needed.

Grilled Shrimp

  • Place shrimp in a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Top with the minced garlic, salt and pepper, smoked paprika and garlic powder. Toss gently to combine.

Grilled Fennel Bulb

  • Wash bulb and cut green leafy top off it. Quarter the bulb and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Assembling the Salad

  • Turn heat on grill to medium, grill the fennel bulb away from direct heat 10-15 mins until tender,turning them over halfway through. Remove to a pan. Grill shrimp 5-7 mins, turning them over halfway through. Remove to a pan.
    Divide mixed greens to 4 plates, top each plate of greens with 5 grilled shrimp, 1 quarter fennel bulb, 1 boiled egg halved, few tomato halves and drizzle with the dressing.