Seafood Salad with Shrimp and Calamari

Seafood Salad with Shrimp and Calamari

Serves 6 to 8

A refreshing and colorful salad reflecting the abundance of seafood, vegetables and olive oil in and around the Amalfi coast. This salad, which may be served as an appetizer or entrée, actually improves as it sits, so make it early in the day to allow the flavors to marry. Serve with a mixed green salad, crusty bread and a glass of chilled white wine.

Ingredients: 
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chile flakes, (optional)
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1 pound cleaned squid (calamari) tentacles and tubes cut into rings
  • 3/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red and yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
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Method: 

Heat 2 tablespoons oil with garlic and chile flakes in a large skillet over medium heat until the garlic begins to lightly brown, about 3 minutes. (Be very careful not to burn the garlic as it will turn bitter.) Increase heat to medium-high and add scallops. Cook, stirring occasionally, until scallops just turn white, about 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer scallops to a large bowl and set aside. Add calamari to the hot skillet and cook until tender and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to the bowl with scallops. Add shrimp to skillet and cook until opaque throughout, about 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to the bowl with scallops and calamari.

Stir into the bowl of seafood the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, salt, pepper, parsley, peppers, fennel, onions, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Toss until evenly coated. Salad can be served immediately but the flavors develop as it sits. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 270mg cholesterol, 1090mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 30g protein
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