Foodie Friday: Italian Seafood Salad
Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Montana from Pretty Lil’ Mudder, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!
This week we are showcasing some seriously scrumptious seafood recipes! I make seafood a lot in my house, usually of the broiled variety with some version of spices. I had planned on making something of the sort with a bit more of a creative flare. When I mentioned this to my husband he exclaimed that HE had the perfect recipe and would love to make his grandmother’s Italian seafood salad! Who am I to argue if someone else wants to do all the dirty work? “Have at it!” I said
Italian seafood salad aka insalata di mare is a medley of octopus, squid, shrimp and scungilli marinated in olive oil and lemon juice overnight and traditionally served on Christmas Eve for the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Though our recreation of his grandmother’s recipe did not include scungilli (sea snail) since it is not readily available where we live, the rest of the ingredients are true to his grandmother’s original recipe and tasted exactly as he remembered growing up.
- 1 lb 50-70 count shrimp
- 1 lb frozen calamari
- 1 lb frozen octopus
- 4 celery stalks, diced
- juice of 3 lemons
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- crushed red pepper flakes
- garlic powder
- Defrost and dice fish then steam until soft (I used a rice cooker).
- In a mixing bowl combine fish, olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, then season to taste with salt, red pepper, and oregano.
- Refrigerate and let marinate 12 hours.
- Toss again before serving then plate and enjoy :)
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