Insalata di Mare


Insalata di Mare

Introduction

Insalata di mare is a traditional Italian seafood salad. It is typically made with a variety of cooked seafood, vegetables, and dressing. The salad is a popular dish to serve during the summer months.

Ingredients

1 lb. cooked seafood (shrimp, crabs, lobster, etc.)

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced red onion

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. In a large bowl, mix together seafood, celery, red onion, green bell pepper, and parsley.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Pour dressing over seafood mixture and toss to coat.

4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Potential changes & improvements

-Add other vegetables such as cucumber, fennel, or tomatoes.

-Use a different type of vinegar such as balsamic or red wine.

-Add fresh herbs such as basil or thyme.

-Try different types of seafood such as scallops, calamari, or mussels.

What other food it works well with

-Insalata di mare is typically served as a starter or side dish.

-It can be served with a piece of grilled bread.

-It can be served over a bed of greens.

Common Mistakes

-Overcooking the seafood.

-Not using enough dressing.

-Not seasoning the salad properly.

Nutritional Information

-Insalata di mare is a high in protein and healthy fats.

-It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Allergens

-Seafood

-Olive oil

-Vinegar


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