Tasty Seafood Salad

Tasty Seafood Salad

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About this recipe: This is the kind of dish you get at gourmet seaside restaurants. Fresh scallops, mussels, prawns and calamari are cooked, then dressed in olive oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs. Served on its own or over mixed leafy green salad.

Domenica Ann

Serves: 6 

  • 250g (1 cup) scallops
  • 100g medium prawns (jheenga)
  • 250g (1 cup) fresh mussels
  • 100g squid rings
  • 100g olives, pitted (Black Kalamata preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • small handful minced fresh parsley
  • small handful minced fresh chives (green onion shoots)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed chillies (optional)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 300g mixed salad greens like lettuce, spinach, mustard leaves etc
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:32min 

  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Cook scallops, prawns, mussels and squid in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain. Peel the prawns, and shell the mussels.
  2. Place cooked seafood and olives in a large bowl, and toss with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, chives and crushed chillies. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. Divide salad greens onto 6 plates or salad bowls. Spoon seafood over greens. Garnish with slices of lemon and red onion. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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