Inspired by a recent overpriced and over indulgent lobster Cobb I had during a work lunch, this is a deconstructed grilled shrimp version. Enjoy! 


  • 1 romaine lettuce heart 
  • 8-10 large shrimp  
  • 2 strips thick-cut bacon  
  • 1 oz crumbled blue cheese
  •  1 avocado (get the teeny tiny avocados from Trader Joe’s if you can find them)
  • 5-7 grape tomatoes  
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey  
  • 1 tsp minced garlic  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper  

Green Goddess dressing - makes 2 cups 

  • 1 bunch flat parsley  
  • 1 bunch cilnatro
  • 3 stalks green onions
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp white Modena vinegar  
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1.  Throw together the dressing first. This’ll give it time to refrigerate and for all the lovely flavors to marinate. In a high-powered blender or food processor, blend all the ingredients until your desired smoothness. I like my mine kind of chunky, entirely up to you!
  2. Tail, peel, and de-vein your shrimp if necessary. In a large bowl, coat them in the lime juice, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until the end.
  3. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Boil the two eggs for as little as 5 minutes (soft boil) or as long as 12 minutes  (hard boil). Rinse the, under cold water and carefully peel them.
  4. On a grill or in a grill pan set to medium-high, fry up the bacon strips for 5-7 minutes on each side. If you’re using a grill pan, this rendered bacon fat will come in handy.
  5. At the same time, grill the split avocado and the grape tomatoes for 5 minutes tops or until the tomatoes sizzle and burst (it’s OK if they do, just be cafeful)
  6. Slice the heart of romaine in half and grill it for 5 minutes without flipping. 
  7. Last but not least, throw the shrimp on the grill. They will cook fairly quickly so don’t take your eyes off them! 3 minutes each side or until they’ve got some char.
  8. Assemble salad as follows: romaine, bacon, shrimp, avocado, eggs, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, dressing. Bon appetit!