Thursday, May 8, 2008

Calamari and Shrimp Salad

My mother-in-law Millie makes this salad, which is fabulous!

1 Lb Calamari, cleaned and cut into tubes
1 Lb Shrimp, shelled, deveined
1/2 Small onion, sliced thin
1/2 Cup celery, cut on the diagonal
2 Lemons
Olive oil
Salt

In a pot, bring water to a boil. Boil the Calamari for no more than 30 seconds. Remove from water and place in a bath of cold water to stop the cooking. Do the same for the shrimp. (Or purchase frozen cooked shrimp and defrost in the refrigerator).

Place the seafood into a colandar in a bowl to drain, cover with wrap and place in the refrigerator until chilled and well drained.

Pat dry the seafood to make sure all excess water is removed. In a serving bowl, add the seafood, sliced onions, and celery. Squeeze the juice of the lemons over the salad. Add olive oil to coat along with some salt.

Mix well.

Refrigerate, covered, for a few hours to marinate. (I actually make this the night before, which helps to marinate the seafood).

8 to 10 servings.

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