Sunday, July 11, 2021

MARINEATED SEAFOOD SALAD


 MARINEATED SEAFOOD SALAD



You can choose any combination of seafood you want, the amounts don't really matter, just adjust the vegetables and dressing to match.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 pound calamari, cleaned and cut into rings
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 cup julienned onions
  • 1/2 cup julienned celery
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1 cup orange segments
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 2 pounds octopus
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 quarts water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Olive oil

 

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot place white wine, peppercorns, garlic cloves, bay leaves, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and then lower the temperature to a simmer. Add the octopus and let simmer for 45 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the heat and let the octopus cool in the liquid; this can be done 2 days in advance. Remove the octopus from the liquid, cover and refrigerate. Cook the shrimp and calamari together in the same liquid for 3 minutes, and then let them cool in the liquid. Remove the shrimp and calamari, cover and refrigerate.
  2. Using the same water, parboil the carrots, onions, and celery for 1 minute. Drain and cool the vegetables.
  3. Remove the soft purple skin and suckers from the octopus. Marinate it for 1 hour in extra-virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, and parsley.
  4. Preheat the grill.
  5. On a hot grill, cook octopus for 10 minutes, or until tender. Cut it into 1/4-inch pieces. Mix the seafood, vegetables, orange segments and orange juice in a large bowl and marinate then for at least 12 hours before serving. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil to taste. Enjoy your cooking!