SEAFOOD SALAD


Ingredients For the vinaigrette: 2 teaspoons lemon zest ½ cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar 1 cup Lemon Olive Oil 2 medium cloves garlic 1 shallot, roughly sliced Salt and black pepper

For the vegetables: 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut on a bias 2 celery stalks, sliced thinly on the bias 2 tablespoons ground fennel seed 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes ¼ cup packed minced flat-leaf parsley leaves Kosher salt and black pepper

For the salad: 12 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined 8 ounces cleaned squid bodies and tentacles, bodies cut into ½-inch rings and large tentacles halved lengthwise 6 ounces sea scallops, cut into ½-inch pieces

Directions Make the vinaigrette: Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Make the vegetables: In a bowl, season cucumbers and celery with fennel seed, red pepper, parsley, salt, and black pepper.

Make the salad: Bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil. Drop shrimp into water for approximately 4 minutes, until they’re just cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and let cool on a baking sheet at room temperature, then transfer to a refrigerator. In the same boiling water, cook squid rings and tentacles for 1 minute. Repeat same cooling process as shrimp. Just before serving, combine scallops with 1 cup of vinaigrette and add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, then fold with shrimp and squid. Transfer to a serving platter, drizzle with vinaigrette, and serve immediately.

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