Seafood Salad

INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS

  • 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.

#ChefTip

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.

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