Serves 6 to 8)
Juice of 3 lemons
1 lemon, cut into slices
5 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
4 ribs of celery, finely chopped
2 lbs large shrimp, cleaned and de-veined
1 ½ lbs crab meat
½ cup of olive oil
2 tbsp basil
2 tbsp parsley
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
Bring a pot of water to boil. Add 2 bay leaves, 5 peppercorns & sliced lemon. When water is boiling, add shrimp & cook for 2-3 minutes.
Drain & discard peppercorn, lemon & bay leaves.
In a bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic & red pepper flakes. Add crab meat, shrimp & celery. Toss and let marinate for 1 hour.
Add herbs to salad and server over greens or fresh spinach.
For an elegant appetizer, use a culinary ring, small ramekin, or measuring cup to mold the salad into a cylinder shape and garnish with fresh lemon.